Stéphane Mallarmé, (1842-1898 France) is one of the most outstanding poets of the symbolist era. In contrast to the prevailing sense of conventional verse which was definite and unvarying, that he would construct the verse through typographic trials conceptualizing verses with rhythm and motion provided him to be distinguished from his contemporaries and to be considered as a poet ahead of his time. What began with Mallarmé’s poems, the idea of reflecting the influence it arouses not the thing in itself, coincides directly with the idea of embodying the opinion in graphic design. Therefore,
this experimentalist style which Mallarmé developed in “Un Coup de Dés”, “A Throw of the Dice”, sounding the writing, describing the sound with letters and setting the word against the meaning can be linked directly to the typography definition. Within this context, theorist Jacques Ranciére readings which enable us to analyze Mallarmé as a part of graphic design are going to guide us to associate the common ideas of art and design with each other.
Keywords : Stéphane Mallarmé, “A Throw of the Dice”, “Un Coup de Dés”, Verse, Espaz, Jacques Ranciére, Graphic Design, Typography, Poem.