Poster La Tene & Invitès, Jacque Puech, Guilhem Lacroux

Association du Salopard, Lausanne


42×59.4cm, offset on blueback paper


L’association du Salopard (Bastard’s association in English) is a not-for-profit organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Founded in 2005, the association was behind the cultural project of Le Bourg, in an old cinema built in 1912 in the historical centre of Lausanne, Switzerland. L’association du Salopard has since organized thousands of events such as concerts, projections, underground festivals and other various cultural activities to become one of the most renowned venues for experimental and underground music in Europe.


Since 2015, Jonas Meier has taken over the graphic identity, posters, programs and artistic interventions. The identity has constantly changed throughout the years, becoming an array of different images, typographies and photographs.


“ La Tène collects, listens to and probes the popular melodies of vast territories, from the Jura to the Auvergne mountains. If one hears here the resonance of traditional music, saturated repetition, ethereal harmonics or an imagined dance... it is because they coexist in La Tène's music as a single framework torn from its roots. The musicians blur the lines between past and present, traditional and contemporary.

Initially a trio composed of d'Incise (Indian harmonium and electronics), Alexis Degrenier (hurdy-gurdy) and Cyril Bondi (percussion), the Franco-Swiss group is joined for this expanded version by Guilhem Lacroux (guitar), Jérémie Sauvage (bass), Louis Jacques (bagpipes) and Jacques Puech (cabrette), most of whom are members of the La Nòvia collective.”