ECAL Graphic Design

ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents “ECAL Graphic Design”, an exhibition of projects created by Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Art Direction students. A book published by JRP|Ringier accompanies this event.

This exhibition was already shown at Musée des beaux-arts (Le Locle), Gallery l’elac (Lausanne), D’Days (Paris), Beijing Design Week, West Bund Art and Design Fair (Shanghai), Hong Kong Design Institute, Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein), swissnex San Francisco and Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico City).

The Swiss university ECAL has long been recognised as a world reference in terms of, amongst others, graphic design. Be it in designing books, catalogues, magazines or posters, typography or digital projects, ECAL students are able to embrace all fields of this discipline and to masterfully perform a wide variety of assignments. This success is largely based on a policy of workshops allowing them to learn from the best Swiss or international graphic designers directly on the school premises.

With this in mind, ECAL has had the good fortune of welcoming in recent years leading figures such as Ludovic Balland, Bibliothèque, Mirko Borsche, Thomas Buxo, Veronica Ditting, Europa, Johann Kauth, Jürg Lehni, Ari Marcopoulos, Maximage, Young Na Kim, NORM, OK-RM, Brian Roettinger, Hansje van Halem, Cornel Windlin and Job Wouters aka Letman.

The exhibition and book “ECAL Graphic Design” largely retraces projects conducted in the Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Art Direction programmes over the past five years in the framework of these visits, but also of other courses which have contributed to the School’s reputation.

Edited by the Gavillet & Cie studio and published by JRP|Ringier, the book revolves around a long succession of tracking shots in which projects are not classified in categories, but organised by colour.

The exhibition scenography orchestrated by Adrien Rovero
is based on the same concept, allowing total exibility to make the exhibition available in different sizes – from a simple display to showcase the book to the fullyedged version for museums or galleries.

Exhibition "ECAL Graphic Design"
Director: Alexis Georgacopoulos
Curated by: Angelo Benedetto
Scenography: Adrien Rovero

Book “ECAL Graphic Design”
Edited by: Angelo Benedetto, Lionel Bovier, Vincent Devaud (Graphic design), Gilles Gavillet (Graphic design), Alexis Georgacopoulos
Authors: Angelo Benedetto, Alexis Georgacopoulos, François Rappo
Photography: Philippe Fragnière
Distributed by: JRP|Ringier

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ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne
Enjoying international renown and featuring regularly among the world’s top ten universities of art and design (ranked number 5 in the latest Dezeen Hot List), ECAL is directed by Alexis Georgacopoulos. The school currently offers six Bachelor programmes (Fine Arts, Cinema, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Media & Interaction Design, Photography), five Master programmes (Fine Arts, Film, Photography, Product Design, Type Design) and two Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship and in Design Research for Digital Innovation (with EPFL+ECAL Lab). ECAL also offers a one-year Foundation Course to prepare students for entrance to the different Bachelor’s programmes.

ECAL has grown consistently in terms of student numbers (612 at the beginning of the 2017 – 2018 academic year) and above all its presence on the international scene. Its influence in Europe and throughout the world is reflected by numerous press articles, regular mentions in specialist and large-circulation publications, and an enviable number of exhibitions in prestigious venues such as Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Cooper Union (New York), Designers’ Saturday Langenthal, Design Days Dubai, Design Parade (Hyères), Design September Brussels, documenta (Kassel), Droog Design Gallery (Amsterdam), Gallery Libby Sellers (London), National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, Salone internazionale del Mobile (Milan), swissnex (Bangalore, Boston, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein)…

Over the years the ECAL has significantly increased the number of its collaborative projects with universities of art and design around the world and with leading firms active in a wide range of sectors like Alessi, Audemars Piguet, Azzedine Alaïa, Baccarat, BCV, Bernardaud, BMW Group, Camper, Cassina, Centre Pompidou Paris, Christofle, e15, Galerie kreo, Galeries Lafayette, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Hatje Cantz, Hansgrohe Axor, Hermès, Hublot, IKEA, Mauviel, Mover Sportswear, Luceplan, Nestlé, Nespresso, Petit h, Punkt., Rémy Martin, Scott, SIGG, Swiss International Air Lines, Swissnex, USM, Vacheron Constantin, Vitra, Wallpaper* or Woolmark…

Thanks to the network established at ECAL and by producing a portfolio to the highest professional standards, once they complete their studies our graduates have the choice of working for renowned companies or immediately setting up their own studios.

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