In a nutshell, what is Atelier Chinotto? The French word atelier describes a studio or workshop, and that’s exactly what Chinotto is: a little factory, a lab in which neither thirty nor eight but exactly two human beings—Annie Lachapelle and Pierre-Antoine Robitaille—consistently do what’s needed for the small firm to stand among the Montreal agencies most rewarded by the graphic design gurus. Known mainly for its work in publishing, for more than a decade the studio has produced flawless communications of timeless elegance that hint at roguishness. In this pod of artisans, projects are selected first and foremost with the heart, then fleshed out by two minds and inhabited by a spirit. The moniker Chinotto (pronounced Kiˈnɔtto) encapsulates the colour, flavour, freshness and effervescence of this studio, founded and run by Annie Lachapelle.