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ON 2040 - MASTER TYPE DESIGN

TYPE DESIGN

ON 2040 - MASTER TYPE DESIGN

Collaboration with Larissa Kasper

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.

Raphaël Carruzzo – Remote

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Raphaël Carruzzo – Remote

Diploma project by Raphaël Carruzzo

Remote is a variable typeface born from a desire to recreate the link between movement and letters. Inspired by the body and choreographic notation, this typeface was designed for digital media. It helps interact with graphic content thanks to movement. Faced with an animated body, Remote interacts and transforms the typographic forms by following variations of movement. Passing easily from text to abstract typography, this variable font helps link movement and typographic compositions, thanks to a multitude of possible instances.

Hugo Le Corre – Relativ

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Hugo Le Corre – Relativ

Diploma project by Hugo Le Corre

Are legibility and expressiveness incompatible terms in typography? Anchored in a context of digitalisation of communication media, Relativ is a typeface that questions the notion of distance in reading. Associated with an AI algorithm, this variable font adapts itself through an axis covering two extremes: from continuous reading to monumental titling, from micro to macro-typographic. Thus, this system automatically favours legibility and expressiveness, taking into account the reader’s distance. In a context where screens tend to replace printed media, Relativ opens new perspectives between typography, adaptive technologies and digital communication.

Marion Marquet – Moving from Trisha

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Marion Marquet – Moving from Trisha

Diploma project by Marion Marquet

Like a typeface, Moving from Trisha offers a repertoire of ten choreographic signs generated based on an adaptation of Trisha Brown’s Glacial Decoy. The dancer’s movements serve as a support for the drawings of the characters. The vertical depth of the movements defines the thickness of the lines. These signs draw the trajectory of one of the dancers’ hands seen from above. Their feet are physically located in the centre of each sign, free to be interpreted according to a desired orientation and by the desired hand. The repertoire, which can be constantly developed, constitutes a methodology. A two-dimensional choreographic notation system and creates an applicable link to a three-dimensional performative interpretation.

Type specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type specimen

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Type design displayed on a specimen.

Type Specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type Specimen

Studio project with Robert Huber

Type design displayed on a specimen.

Type specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type specimen

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Emma Chapuis – Typeswing

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Emma Chapuis – Typeswing

Diploma project by Emma Chapuis

This project offers a typographic approach to express emotions in digital communication.

Type specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type specimen

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Type design displayed on a specimen.

Type specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type specimen

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Type specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type specimen

Studio project with Robert Huber

Type design displayed on a specimen.

Type specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type specimen

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Type design displayed on a specimen.

Marvin Armand – Bibliothèque

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Marvin Armand – Bibliothèque

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“Bibliothèque” addresses typographical signs and their use in the perfume industry. This project features an olfactory alphabet of 45 elements. Each represents a scent of the perfume company “L’Eau de Cassis”. At the crossroads of illustration and typography, this alphabet takes us on a journey through the ephemeral nature of smells. Indeed, this notion of time and temporality inspired me to define a protocol to develop the nature of each sign from figuration to abstraction. “Bibliothèque” thus offers a new way of exploring signs and visual identity.

Arthur Seguin – Vers

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Arthur Seguin – Vers

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

“Vers” is a socially and politically-committed newspaper that addresses eco-socialism, a movement that aspires to change consumerist and productivist mentalities by strengthening human relationships. This newspaper/manifesto aims to simplify and make more accessible the ideas of Michael Lowe, the movement’s main instigator. The deliberately hectic graphic design serves the voice of the people and fuels the debate between the philosophies of the current system and eco-socialist suggestions. The journal thus intends to question and encourage readers to react…

Niki Paltenghi – CSX369

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Niki Paltenghi – CSX369

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Jonathan Hares

“CSX369” features research on the potential of variable fonts in the ASCII technique. A technical quality is identified – that of precise quantification between two instances – and used for colour mixing through typography. Letters are tripled in the same position and each one has a primary colour. Their interspersed variations create secondary, tertiary, etc. hues. The system is implemented with an image processing tool. The research is presented with a specimen and some posters. Prix de l’ECAL

Alexandre Lescieux – Rohny

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alexandre Lescieux – Rohny

Diploma project with Aurèle Sack, Nicole Udry

Rohny is back & horny! Attractive, spiky yet smooth. Genuine stunner. 16 styles. Geared 4 action. Skinny 2 xtra large. L B R M SBL BL EBL & BLK. Can be tilted. 500 glyphs/style. Well-equipped. Non-binary, chat on paper & screen. Versatile and Latin. Connoisseurs only. Take me anywhere. Soon ready in xtreme & low contrast. Born in the USA. Previous location: 606–614 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. For an experience you won’t forget. Contact me at rohny20@icloud.com for a good deal.

Arnaud Claret – La librairie magique

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Arnaud Claret – La librairie magique

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Aurèle Sack

Mention Excellent “La librairie magique” features an optimised reading experience for dyslexic children thanks to a website. The project offers modular personalisation of the texts using the “Dyslexia Variable” font as well as many specific functions to meet their needs. In order to provide ideal reading comfort, the site enables users to adjust the form, the differentiation of letters between them and the layout of the texts. It opens up a new path to provide these children with better access to reading and to help them enjoy it.

Typography Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Typography Design

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Typography Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Typography Design

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Drawing Machines

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Drawing Machines

Studio project with Daniël Maarleveld

Drawing Machines - Projects centered around the design of machines capable of producing generative drawings. Workshop given to the 2nd year class in Media & Interaction Design by Daniël Maarleveld. Workshop assisted by Callum Ross et Pietro Alberti.

Jules Boulaert – Mundaka

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Jules Boulaert – Mundaka

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Aurèle Sack

Mundaka is a family of fonts inspired by the expressive and vernacular forms of  Basque fonts. Originating from a pre-Antiquity language that remains the last living isolate and the oldest language in Western Europe, Basque typography embodies the local identity. Halfway between regionalism and global openness, Mundaka questions the notion of heritage and its cultural propagation in a globalised era. I found it very motivating to work in this cultural context and to get to grips with  these specific fonts; this experience has given me ideas for the future.

David Massara – Ripley

GRAPHIC DESIGN

David Massara – Ripley

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Aurèle Sack

Ripley considers how to optimize legibility in an on-screen environment; the idea  is to transpose the legibility rules of body text from print to new media. This typeface is a toolbox that combines a multitude of axes to provide the reader  with ideal reading comfort. Furthermore, the font itself is programmed to respond to light sources. It adapts to ambient surrounding light changes throughout the day, increasing readability, in order to protect the reader from eye strain. This project confirmed my ambition to continue my career in the fi eld of typography.

Giseigo

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Giseigo

Studio project with Gaël Hugo

Project developed as part of the Network Related Design course led by Gaël Hugo.

Type Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type Design

Type Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type Design

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Sylvan Lanz – Voicewriter

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sylvan Lanz – Voicewriter

Diploma project by Sylvan Lanz

Voicewriter: Typographic speech visualization tool using a voice-recognition software Voicewriter is a project about the visualization of speech through the written language and its typographic dimensions. It consists of an interactive web tool coupled with a specifically developed scalable typeface. Thanks to voice recognition, this tool creates typographical compositions according to voice variations in intonation, rhythm and pitch.

Type specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type specimen

Type design displayed on a specimen. Second year course supervised by Aurèle Sack.

Time is Form, Form is Time

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Time is Form, Form is Time

Workshop with Mitch Paone (Dia Studio)

Type Specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type Specimen

Studio project with Aurèle Sack

Type design displayed on a specimen. Second year course supervised by Aurèle Sack.

Audio Reactive

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Audio Reactive

Other with Gaël Hugo

Series of audio reactive projects developed for the visual identity of the French Pavilion “Studio Venezia” by Xavier Veilhan at the Biennale di Venezia. Instagram posts were produced based on these experiments. Curators : Lionel Bovier and Christian Marclay Graphic Design : Gavillet Cie

Error is Human

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Error is Human

Collaboration with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne

"Error is human and to blame it on a robot is even more so" Mixed media installation with Thymio robots (EPFL/Mobsya), commissioned by Vitra Design Museum. Presented until 14 May in the exhibition Hello, Robot. at the Vitra Design Museum: design-museum.de/en/exhibitions/detailpages/hello-robot-design-between-human-and-machine.html Students: Luca Kasper, Mathieu Palauqui Tutors: Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne Assistant: Laura Perrenoud

Nicolas Nahornyj – Lazy Pen

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Nicolas Nahornyj – Lazy Pen

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

After receiving a dozen handwritten letters from my grandmother, I finally decided to answer them. I wanted to combine the practical side of computer-based word processing and the emotional aspect of one's handwriting. This tool allows the user to distort the typeface as they write, using the moving palettes placed beneath their palms. The goal is to be able to produce one's own typography in real time, thus offering a more personal touch.

Thymio meets ECAL

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Thymio meets ECAL

Workshop with Alain Bellet

During a one week workshop students were asked to develop projects using the Thymio robot. 50 Robots were available. The week began with an introduction to Thymio and its secrets by Prof. Francesco Mondada from EPFL. Students worked then in group with the task to make Thymio(s) write a word, all those words was then put together to form a sentences that you can discover in this movie. Thymio is an affordable educational robot. It provides three main features: a large number of sensors and actuators, an educative interactivity based on light and touch and a programming environment featuring graphical and text programming. Thymio Robot has been developed in a collaboration between the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL).

Who is the Plotter

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Who is the Plotter

Workshop with Alain Bellet, Angelo Benedetto

Reactive Type

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Reactive Type

Studio project with Gaël Hugo

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