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Cryptocurrency

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Cryptocurrency

Workshop with Marietta Eugster

During this workshop, each student had to design a poster presenting a cryptocurrency. Each student had to visually reinterpret the characteristics of his cryptocurrency while taking into account an imposed grid in constant evolution. The posters printed with the plotter will then be overprinted.

Encyclopedia of Demons

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Encyclopedia of Demons

Workshop with Atlas Studio

After choosing a demon from Theresa Bane's Encyclopedia of Demons, each student had to visually reinterpret the characteristics of their demon in several ways. A stencil printing technique (cutting a sheet of paper) allowed students to create their visuals on the spot and independently.

Amen Break

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Amen Break

Workshop with Vincent Devaud

Creation of a poster on a piece of music of one' s choice, using the Amen Break sample. The poster is composed of two layers: a typographic layer and an abstract layer explaining the rhythm. In a second step, the posters of each student were reduced to A5 format and the layers exchanged. The result was silkscreen printed.

Lost Records

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lost Records

Workshop with Ronny Hunger

Sometimes you don’t know that something has been lost — until it’s found again. How many brilliant lost, neglected and forgotten artists can there be? How many albums have been forgotten? How many have been lost? How many were rejected by labels because of political content, critical album artworks or band names? How many didn’t make it through a release and were eliminated or shelved for lack of success? How many dreams, hopes and statements were destroyed? We found 8 of these forgotten albums and worked on the record cover artworks, we tried to catch the mystical mood of these lost recordings, we tried to capture this forgotten music and tried to tell these incredible stories.

An addendum for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

GRAPHIC DESIGN

An addendum for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Workshop with Roosje Klap

During this workshop, all students were asked to write an extension article for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which together formed an addendum for this historical text. It has formed a new part of the temple that hold and protect our humanity. To provide contextual background to the work, students had been reading and discussing an article each day, followed by a daily topic. By the end of the week, an extension of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was celebrated in the form of 20 flags and a collaborative video of 20×20 seconds.

1,15m²

GRAPHIC DESIGN

1,15m²

Workshop with Sacha Léopold (Syndicat)

During this workshop week, the students worked on the curation, mediation and placement of their own exhibition. The students selected a corpus of works from the iconographic and textual collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, both based in New York. The exhibition space, 1.15m² (refering to the surface area of an F4 poster) is printable, hangable and foldable. It is both a surface but also a base or a volume. The students' results question the means of reproduction and representation of the works in the design of an exhibition.

Moins Zéro

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Moins Zéro

Workshop with Denis Roueche, Prune Simon-Vermot

During 4 days, the students in the first year of the Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Photography were confronted with the weather in the Far North of La Chaux-de-Fond and presented the results of their work in the form of a giant calendar at QUARTIER GENERAL. With the participation of students: Pauline Baldinetti, Ines Barrionuevo, David Benito Py, Alexandre Brunisholz, Emma Chapuis, Lucien Grandjean, Hugo Hectus, Elena Najdovski, Julie Neuhaus, Laetitia Paroz, Guillaume Pavia, Caroline Perrenoud, Amanda Puna, Alizée Quinche, Clara Roumegoux, Steven Rüthy, Julie Ryser, Guillaume Schilter, Samuel Schmidt, Timo Tiffert, Laura Trummer, Adeline Vermot, Loris Wahler, Justine Willa Teachers: Denis Roueche, Prune Simon Vermot Assistants: Amaury Hamon, Clément Lambelet, Olivia Schenker

Workshop with Giliane Cachin

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Workshop with Giliane Cachin

Workshop with Giliane Cachin, Amaury Hamon

Poster design communicating a fictitious opening of editorial publications.

Tourism

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tourism

Workshop with Nicolas Haeni, Robert Huber

Graphic designer Robert Huber and photographer Nicolas Haeni piloted a transversal workshop between the first years Bachelor Graphic Design and Photography. By joining their complementary skills, several groups of students selected a swiss tourism-related activity, offering an alternative and offbeat vision in edition form.

Workshop Gilles de Brock

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Workshop Gilles de Brock

Workshop by Pauline Baldinetti, Inés Barrionuevo, Emilie Bouchet, Emma Chapuis, Isabel Garcia Argos, Hugo Hectus, Elena Najdovski, Julie Neuhaus, Thaïs Nguyen Huu, Lynne Nougou, Laetitia Paroz, Guillaume Pavia, Ares Pedroli, Amanda Puna, Julie Ryser, Samuel Schmidt, Timo Tiffert, Laura Trummer, Adeline Vermot

Screenprinting workshop supervised by Gilles de brock, assisted by Sylvain Croci-Torti

Workshop Studio Feixen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Workshop Studio Feixen

Workshop by Marvin Armand, Sidonie Bays, Guillaume Besson, Arnaud Claret, Elise Connor, Jean Ducret, Loïc Dupasquier, Astrid Durand, Basile Fournier, Leah Hardy, Lucas Haussener, Bruno Jolliet, Alexandre Lescieux, Niki Paltenghi, Noé Proton, Aurore Péry, Lou Rais, Jean Reynaud, Arthur Seguin, Andréa Uldry

My First Kiss

GRAPHIC DESIGN

My First Kiss

Workshop with Emmanuel Crivelli

Poster design about "My First Kiss", with Emmanuel Crivelli (Dual Room). All the students wrote down their first kiss story. Following this, all stories were anonymously shared before being redistributed.

Time is Form, Form is Time

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Time is Form, Form is Time

Workshop with Mitch Paone (Dia Studio)

Adventures in typography

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Adventures in typography

Workshop with Tony Brook (SPIN), Claudia Klat (SPIN)

Orbis Pictus Politicus

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Orbis Pictus Politicus

Workshop with Jonas Vögeli

Bloc Week with Jonas Vögeli (Hubertus Design)

Open Days 2018 – Print Shop

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Open Days 2018 – Print Shop

Workshop with Eilean Friis-Lund, Amaury Hamon, Thomas Le Provost, Benjamin Plantier

Offset Tuning Perfumed cardboards for vehicles. Realised by Pauline Mayor, André Teixeira, Théo Marielle and Loïc Volkart (3CVdg) Offset printed. O' Ciuccio Letterpress posters Realised by Eliott Villars (2CVph) and Simon Jaton (2AV) Printed on a printing press. UNTITLED Letterpress posters Realised by Guillaume Besson, Lucas Haussener and Kenza Saleh (1CVdg) Printed on a printing press. Book, Tale, Page, Read Hot-Foil bookmarks Realised by Eilean Friis-Lund, Amaury Hamon and Thomas Le Provost (Teaching Assistants in Bachelor Graphic Design) Hot-foil printed

The Recipe

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Recipe

Workshop with Nicolas Haeni, Robert Huber

Editorial Design of a cooking recipe Collaboration between the first year students of Bachelor Graphic Design & Photography

The Habitants

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Habitants

Workshop with Damien Poulain

daydayday

GRAPHIC DESIGN

daydayday

Workshop with Manuel Krebs (NORM), Dimitri Bruni (NORM)

Education Issue 1 November 14 2017 Describe you dreams about school. Why is your teacher better than google? La plus grande absurdité dans cette école? Liberté ou restriction? Qu'est-ce qu'un bon enseignant? Comment ta famille perçoit tes études? Interest Issue 2 Novembre 15 2017 The kind of design I am afraid of: Décris ton style. Où se cachent les femmes designers? Can the designer be replaced by a machine? This is not a typeface! Quelle est la personne qui t'inspire? Knowledge Issue 3 November 16 2017 Does right or wrong exist? The most important thing you have learned. Which role does graphic design play in society? What is the role of print in the digital age? Quel est l'impact de la critique dans ta pratique? Une formation supplémentaire est-elle une option?

IDFA

GRAPHIC DESIGN

IDFA

Workshop by 2CVdg

Monument

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Monument

Workshop with Nicole Udry

Transposition of a monument through editorial design.

Compose

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Compose

Workshop with Ludovic Balland

Typographic Interpretation of an Architectural Model

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Typographic Interpretation of an Architectural Model

Workshop with Karl Nawrot

Summer University Hong Kong

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Summer University Hong Kong

Workshop with Angelo Benedetto, Guy Meldem, Harry Bloch

Atlas du design graphique à l'ECAL

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Atlas du design graphique à l'ECAL

Workshop with Joost Grootens & Dimitri Jeannottat (Studio Joost Grootens)

The Theory of

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Theory of

Workshop by 2CVdg

The students were presented with subject matter that at one point or another has been characterised as pseudoscience by academics or researchers. These characterisations were made in the context of educating the public about questionable or potentially fraudulent claims and practices–efforts to define the nature of science, or humorous parodies of poor scientific reasoning. The majority of the ideas are unrealistic, and fanatical. Criticism of pseudoscience, generally by the scientific community or skeptical organisations, involves critiques of the logical, methodological, or rhetorical bases of the topic in question. Though some of the ideas continue to be investigated scientifically, others were only subject to scientific research in the past and today are considered refuted but resurrected in a pseudoscientific fashion, such as the world is flat. Other ideas presented here are entirely non-scientific, but have Ibn one way or another infringed on scientific domains or practices.

A Copy is a Meta-Original

GRAPHIC DESIGN

A Copy is a Meta-Original

Workshop with Florian Lamm, Alice Franchetti

Redefine/rearrange an old socialist photography magazine. Each student had one year of the magazine, they form groups and work on several years together. The text is completly ignored. Only the Images reappear. The are used in a completly different way then before: Which means they should rearrange, cut, collage them: make something completely new, out of the given material. In the end of the workshop every student had a clip-stitched Magazine of 32 Pages. They all be bound as a book.

Vulgar Display of Power

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Vulgar Display of Power

Workshop with Michiel Schuurman

Abstract Magazines From Elsewhere

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Abstract Magazines From Elsewhere

Workshop with Manuel Krebs (NORM), Dimitri Bruni (NORM)

PrimaNero

GRAPHIC DESIGN

PrimaNero

Workshop by 2CVdg

Workshop Ronny Hunger

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Workshop Ronny Hunger

Workshop by 1CVdg

Ecrire l'espace

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ecrire l'espace

Workshop with Ludovic Balland

Transcribe an architectural space as a poster.

Wild Research Club

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Wild Research Club

Workshop with Ricardo Leite

Graphic design is a powerful tool to connect, explore, provoke, research, reveal, question and dig through the world narrative that surround us. Using graphic design tools students were tasked to research global issues, working as multidisciplinary practitioners to develop outstanding concepts for visual communication. The theme of the workshop is  Ideas for the Future . The workshop was divided into groups that worked through various fields of interest. Each group had to work on its own assignment, focusing on a singular question for the  Future . Groups explore the subject by visually reviewing, researching, reflecting and reconnecting to political, economic, ecological and social challenges. On the final day, questions for the future will be presented in a collective exhibition of publications, posters, visual essays, objects or even performances. Océane Bacher, Thibault Baralon, Maude Bernardoni, Hélène Bezzola, Ludmila Bredikhina, Juliette Caillault, Clement Chavanne, Sebastian Davila, Sarah Di Venosa, Marie Disle, Loïc Dupasquier, Luca Duveau, Eilean Friis-Lund, Monica Gonçalves, Alexis Hominal, Matthieu Huegi, Ines Jaïbi, Claire Mayoud, Guillaume Meyer, Dimitri Nägele, Tamara Niklaus, Tara Quinsac, Nasthasya Reuter, Vincent Sauvaire, Luc Vega and Alice Vodoz

Le Livre d'Or

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Le Livre d'Or

Workshop with Nicole Udry

Ré-éditez le contenu d’un Livre d’Or selon vos propres critères en générant un langage autonome. Le contenu final peut s’éloigner du contenu original. Les supports, formats, techniques sont libres. Le nouvel objet doit communiquer les valeurs du lieu. Imaginez ensuite un objet 3D, dont l’objectif est de synthétiser le lieu et de commenter sa vocation. The medium is the message. ECAL/Océane Bacher, Thibault Baralon, Maude Bernardoni, Hélène Bezzola, Ludmila Bredikhina, Juliette Caillault, Clement Chavanne, Sebastian Davila, Sarah Di Venosa, Marie Disle, Loïc Dupasquier, Luca Duveau, Eilean Friis-Lund, Monica Gonçalves, Alexis Hominal, Matthieu Huegi, Ines Jaïbi, Claire Mayoud, Guillaume Meyer, Dimitri Nägele, Tamara Niklaus, Tara Quinsac, Nasthasya Reuter, Vincent Sauvaire, Luc Vega et Alice Vodoz

It’s Playtime!

GRAPHIC DESIGN

It’s Playtime!

Workshop with Nicole Udry

Transposition d’une bande-annonce de film, ou extrait, en édition.

Rituel

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Rituel

Workshop with Aurèle Sack

Tavail sur le thème du rituel.

Solar Snake

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Solar Snake

Workshop by 3CVdg

Projet réalisé et imprimé en offset lors de la journée portes ouvertes de l'ECAL. Concept, graphisme et typographie: Giliane Cachin, Pierre Girardin, Daniel Hättenschwiller, Thomas Petit, Clemens Piontek, Clément Rouzaud et Chi-Binh Trieu Photgraphie: Clemens Piontek

Wrapping Paper

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Wrapping Paper

Workshop with Angelo Benedetto, Guy Meldem

Silk printed wrapping papers.

Index

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Index

Workshop with Till Wiedeck

Extended registration marks

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Extended registration marks

Workshop with Dimitri Bruni (NORM), Manuel Krebs (NORM)

Silk printed combinations: ABC ABD ABE ABF ACB ACD ACE ACF ADB ADC ADE ADF AEB AEC AED AEF AFB AFC AFD AFE BAC BAD BAE BAF BCA BCB BCD BCE BCF BDA BDC BDE BDF BEA BEC BED BEF BFA BFC BFD BFE CAB CAD CAE CAF CBA CBD CBE CBF CDA CDB CDE CDF CEA CEB CED CEF CFA CFB CFD CFE DAB DAC DAE DAF DBA DBC DBE DBF DCA DCB DCE DCF DEA DEB DEC DEF DFA DFB DFC DFE EAB EAC EAD EAF EBA EBC EBD EBF ECA ECB ECD ECF EDA EDB EDC EDF EFA EFB EFC EFD FAB FAC FAD FAE FBA FBC FBD FBE FCA FCB FCD FCE FDA FDB FDC FDE FEA FEB FEC FED.

String Foundry

GRAPHIC DESIGN

String Foundry

Workshop with Hansje van Halem

The students were given a cone with 3 yards of yarn. This sewing machine yarn represents a line. The students were asked to draw with this line and create letters. A session of uncontrolled experimentation followed. Some people got frustrated because the material was not behaving the way they expected, others got lost in labour intensive try outs. The design process was speeded up by demanding quantity over quality. The students produces a rich collection of specimens, failures, surprises and typographic inventions. Quality surfaced by looking at the possibilities of the results, not the results themselves. Students were given more time to concentrate and dig deeper for more options of a single experiment. They were asked to create a systematic sequence to expand their type treatment into a series of results. How can you make a system grow? Students seemed to be relieved when they were asked to translate their experiment in the computer. How do you Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop behave when you are wishing for a type treatment that includes gravity, three-dimensionality, texture or something else you witnessed while working with analogue material? This workshop turned out to be a research on how an analogue reference can make you look for a different way to work digitally. Type was a platform for introducing them to an alternative design process.

The Second Acid Test

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Second Acid Test

Workshop with Körner Union, Maximage

The Second Acid Test is a collection of screenprinted moirés.

Calendar

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Calendar

Workshop with Guy Meldem

Calendrier réalisé en offset basé sur les techniques et effets du logiciel photoshop

New Handwriting Tools

GRAPHIC DESIGN

New Handwriting Tools

Workshop with Job Wouters (Letman)

Job Wouters  aka Letman, well known for its lettering artworks, took out of his suitcase pencils and markers, as well as strange utensils much different than a typical pen and asked to his students to create, produce or divert objects from their original function to turn them into new handwriting tools. Students brought back plastic fans, water hoses, electric toothbrush, treadmills, and other uncommon objects to generate their very own handwriting machines. After a lot of trial-and-error experimentation, specific gestures and choregraphies, these newly constructed DIY machines brought about a unique aesthetic and a variety of proportion in the letter forms they produced. The results included experimental videos, books, posters, and photographs. In conclusion, the project facilitated a fun and productive week.

There Will Be Blood

GRAPHIC DESIGN

There Will Be Blood

Workshop with Sonya Dyakova

Sonya Dyakova wanted to do something about conveying music through typography. She have watched recently a Paul Thomas Anderson film ‘There Will Be Blood’, and found it very moving and inspiring. The film features an original orchestral score by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and she felt the music had integral and powerful role in the film. On day one the students and I watched the film together. Afterwards, I have asked them to create a poster for it. The poster had to embody the essence of the story and ‘weave in’ the feeling that the sound made. Design is about telling a story, and I wanted to the audience to be able to get the story, or an essential aspect of the story, from looking at the poster. One of the tasks of the designer is to extract essence and communicate it in the most clear voice through tools that we know — typography, colour, image making, printing techniques. All elements of the poster had to have a reason and purpose. She have asked the students to create a list of words, while the film was fresh in their mind, which were reflecting the story. From these words she wanted  them to start making visual elements that would make up the poster. She asked the students to use printing press, using wood and metal to create printing plates. Which, in turn, instructed the look of the poster to some degree. The number of layers was limited by the number of students and time they had — any project has constraints, and so did this one. The result was a healthy variety of approaches: some posters were abstract, some more figurative. She tried to push the students not to be afraid of the obvious. Alan Fletcher’s words are always in her mind: “What distinguishes designer sheep from designer goats is the ability to stroke a cliché until it purrs like a metaphor”.

Workshop Ludovic Balland

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Workshop Ludovic Balland

Workshop

Worshop led by Ludovic Balland with the first year students

Formula Guide

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Formula Guide

Workshop with Maximage, Körner Union, Violène Pont, Carole Courtillé

Special color for offset printing

Calendar ECAL 2012

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Calendar ECAL 2012

Workshop with Maximage, Körner Union, Tatiana Rihs

This 2012 calendar is made of photograms directly composed on offset plates. This unusual and experimental technique allows to print perfect fades without using any raster. Objects, things and animals were selected and arranged by students, during a workshop held at ECAL by Körner Union, Maximage and T. Rihs, assisted by Olga Prader.

Acid Test

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Acid Test

Workshop with Maximage, Körner Union, Tatiana Rihs

Acid Test is a comprehensive study of offset printing possibilities.

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