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So, how can we live better?

GRAPHIC DESIGN

So, how can we live better?

with Nicole Udry

Beyond questions of functionality, comfort and individual or collective well-being, the built environment is capable of responding in a stimulating way to societal, energy and environmental challenges. Workplaces, homes, public spaces, interiors and streets are all driven by real statements of intent that motivate their design. The 2nd year Graphic Design students worked on a communication based on one of these principles (or others) and on the architectural creation that refers to it in order to promote it.

Service Design - 2024

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

Service Design - 2024

with Angelo Benedetto, Vincent Jacquier, Pauline Saglio, Calypso Mahieu

During the Service Design course, the 3rd year of the Graphic Design, Photography and Media & Interaction Design bachelors had to create multi-media projects. A collaboration of the Visual Communication department which had as subject the SDGs (*Sustainable Development Goals). The theme was called "For a good cause, make the SDGs a reality" and its objective was to allow students to develop a cause that is close to their hearts. Each project consists of at least two different media, one primary and one secondary. These projects could take any form that the students deemed relevant, be it a website, editions, posters, a video sequence or virtual reality.

SYNC SCREEN

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

SYNC SCREEN

with Charlotte Krieger, Jean-Vincent Simonet, Florian Pittet (Sigmasix), Vincent Jacquier, Julien Gurtner, Matthieu Minguet, Cédric Duchêne, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Giacomo Bastianelli

For a week, the first-year visual communications students worked on an installation consisting of 15 screens, accompanied by a 360° sound system developed by EPFL+ECAL Lab. This chandelier, five metres in diameter and suspended from a height of three metres, served as a support for their experiments. Using music specially composed and spatialised for the occasion, the students explored the dynamics of sound both visually and in movement.

Workshop Jiri Oplatek

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Workshop Jiri Oplatek

by Candice Aepli, Amélie Bertholet, Coraline Beyeler, Delphine Brantschen, Léa Corin, Matteo Cortesi, Mathilde Driebold, Eliot Dubi, Marc Facchinetti, Emilie Müller, Dorian Pangallo, Paul Paturel, Hugo Scholl, Diego Steiner, Cyprien Valenza, Alfredo Venti, Arnaud Wenger, Constance Mauler, Flora Hayoz, Lidia Molina González

An Ode to the Poster 80 Attributes 80 Fonts 80 Posters During this week, the second year students had to create 80 posters, i.e. 4 posters per person. Based on a list of defined attributes, they had to create typography and concepts around them.

Retinaa workshop

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Retinaa workshop

by Candice Aepli, Amélie Bertholet, Coraline Beyeler, Delphine Brantschen, Léa Corin, Matteo Cortesi, Mathilde Driebold, Eliot Dubi, Marc Facchinetti, Emilie Müller, Dorian Pangallo, Paul Paturel, Hugo Scholl, Diego Steiner, Cyprien Valenza, Alfredo Venti, Arnaud Wenger, Constance Mauler, Flora Hayoz, Lidia Molina González, Vladislav Tschumi

During this week, the students had to create Obi Strip, a strip of paper surrounding the cover of a vinyl. A visible layer representing the world of their vinyl and an invisible layer creating a security raster. The result was screen-printed, using visible ink and UV ink for the security design.

So, how can we live better?

GRAPHIC DESIGN

So, how can we live better?

with Nicole Udry

Beyond questions of functionality, comfort and individual or collective well-being, the built environment is capable of responding in a stimulating way to societal, energy and environmental challenges. Workplaces, homes, public spaces, interiors and streets are all driven by real statements of intent that motivate their design. The 2nd year Graphic Design students worked on a communication based on one of these principles (or others) and on the architectural creation that refers to it in order to promote it.

Alice Moor – Baraonda

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alice Moor – Baraonda

with Aurèle Sack, Guy Meldem

Baraonda is a playful system designed to help run creative activities. The workshop is based on a wheel of fortune made up of several circles that determine the characteristics and rules that will be put in place. Nine stages have been devised, starting with the widest circle and working down to the narrowest. A working theme is determined, followed by a technique, different materials, colours, and so on. In addition to the series of circles, I developed various materials to support the workshops: wooden stencils, a collection of images and self-adhesive letters. The development of the project and the results of the activities carried out in primary school classes in Lausanne have been brought together in a printed edition. The whole package comes in a cloth-covered cardboard box.

Michelle Zadio Villarroel – Nativo+Latino

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Michelle Zadio Villarroel – Nativo+Latino

with Gilles Gavillet, Jonathan Hares

Nativo+Latino reinvents the heritage and syncretism of the South American continent. Long shaped by the evangelisation of the indigenous people, the consequences of this mix of identities bears witness to the cultural and religious alienation of Latinos. Gradually, awareness of the indigenous condition has pushed their descendants to honour and revive their cult. This project is a place where Latin communities, who aim to reclaim this heritage that was until now regarded as pagan beliefs, to come together, confront one another and express themselves. Nativo takes the shape of ancestral memories and a collective imagination that reflects a reinterpretation of the practice of Catholicism in Latin America in order to restore power in a hybrid vision of identity.

Louis Roh – Les chemins perdus

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Louis Roh – Les chemins perdus

with Guy Meldem, Diego Bontognali

Millennia ago, humankind discovered electricity and never stopped exploiting and reinventing it, unconcerned, considering this resource to be infinite. This book, Les Chemins Perdus, opens up new horizons, between dream and fiction, through realistic and poetic notions. What if all the lights went out? It stimulates the imagination and offers readers light, childlike speculation. Interest in illustration, storytelling and printing techniques brings this graphic tale to life. This journey of colours and images appeals to a multi-generational audience, tapping into the potential of children’s books in these tense and confusing times.

Hugo Jauffret – Red Sea Last Hope

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Hugo Jauffret – Red Sea Last Hope

with Nicole Udry, Jonathan Hares

Recent scientific studies reveal that Red Sea corals are more resilient than average to rising water temperatures. This unique coral refuge on earth gives great hope to scientists and allows them to analyse factors of coral resistance before they to eventually disappear. Red Sea Last Hope combines scientific reports, expedition accounts and geopolitical archives, aiming to raise awareness about the gradual disappearance of corals while highlighting the influence of the geopolitics of the Red Sea, which is delaying research.

Ianka Jean-Marie – HYPER-OBJETS

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ianka Jean-Marie – HYPER-OBJETS

with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

Part art book, part science textbook, this meta-encyclopaedia evokes the risks of global warming. Going beyond the usual paradigms of the Anthropocene era, these phenomena are known as HYPER-OBJECTS. Through the reading of a simplified language, this system of mental maps conceptualises these complex phenomena. In the context of the ecological crisis, the materialisation of this ecological thinking allows us to measure our impact, while reinterpreting the phenomenon of the end of the world in a more tangible way. Through this visual archaeology, we search for traces of our contemporary civilisation, questioning our relationship with the future. In truth, doesn’t this object bear witness to the destructive movement of the end of the world?

Vera Gonzalez Ponce – Starlight

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Vera Gonzalez Ponce – Starlight

with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

Starlight is a magazine that celebrates inclusion, socio-cultural diversity and sexuality through reggaeton. It is a tool that is designed to give a voice to people who are often marginalised, in order to highlight the invisibilities of our society. This issue offers keys to understanding and food for thought for a more equitable society. Desire manifests itself through images and these always have a primary intention. They are mainly dominated by the male gaze, but by taking things into our own hands this can change. It is possible to reverse perspectives and power dynamics. Be the protagonists of your own desires. Be proud of your own bodies. Be the stars of your own fantasies and of your lives.

Aude Gunzinger – Les Résidences nomades

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Aude Gunzinger – Les Résidences nomades

with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

When the usual limits of publishing are pushed back, our senses are confused. We are confronted with new perspectives. Les Résidences Nomades engages the reader in a narrative through movement and body in a 9-meter pictorial language. It depicts a particular place and the customs of those who frequent it. Step by step, we discover a subtle reflection on fantasy, variations in perception and the limits of language.

Ella Paleni – Trait de caractère

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ella Paleni – Trait de caractère

with Guy Meldem, Gilles Gavillet

The place of the graphic designer in the age of technological advances: today’s world is in constant technological evolution, which raises questions about the place and role of the graphic designer. In this graduation project, I set out to explore this issue by adopting a resolutely manual and artisanal approach. I created a book from A to Z, using traditional manufacturing techniques, from the elaboration of the paper to the final binding. By moving away from the omnipresent process of digitalisation, I sought to express a need to return to the very essence of the graphic design profession. This project highlights the advantages of an artisanal approach in an increasingly digital world. It encourages reflection on the specific skills that graphic designers can bring to the table.

Laeticia Schwendi – +212 magazine

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Laeticia Schwendi – +212 magazine

with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

Marrakech, nicknamed the “Red City”, offers a vibrant atmosphere and intoxicating fragrances. It is a city that is full of contrasts, where young artists emerge with boldness and contagious passion. +212 Magazine offers a journey to discover these artists and their universe. This work lies in dialogue and collaboration with all participants. It is about creating a genuine connection, exploring interconnections between cultures and bearing witness to the beauty and artistic diversity that emerges. Thus, wearing my different hats, I created this magazine, juggling between artistic direction, writing, interviews and simple discussions. And this is, I hope, only the initial stage of a long journey that will be rich in discoveries.

Marjolaine Rey – Ici prochainement votre appartement

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Marjolaine Rey – Ici prochainement votre appartement

with Aurèle Sack, Diego Bontognali

Ici Prochainement Votre Appartement is the transition from private property to public space. On the eve of moving out of the family home, but especially in view of its imminent demolition, I have placed La Maison (The House) in a brand-new space, i.e. a book. This book, more than a personal monologue, is an invitation to enter through text and image. From the gate to the garden to the door, all the way to the attic, where the library lies. Iconography drawn from this library has an impact on the layout of the entire volume. The space of the book is my playground. The quarto format conceals half of the content between the pages. It is up to the readers to decide whether or not they want to enter each room of La Maison when they visit. Welcome to my home, soon to be yours…

Leoni Limbach – Wild Tales

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Leoni Limbach – Wild Tales

with Nicole Udry, Aurèle Sack

A flower is not just a flower, it is all living beings that depend on it to bloom. In the context of the biodiversity crisis, this book is a response to Gilles Clément's manifesto The Third Landscape. The landscaper calls for the revaluation of the spaces along our roads of cities. Between over-urbanisation and excessive agricultural monoculture, these forgotten marginal spaces are recolonised by pioneering, wild flora, regenerating ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity. Unlike the herbarium, which proceeds by fragmentary analysis, this project analyses relationships between living beings. Wild Tales is a book of atmospheric illustrations that invites us to draw from the varied colours and shapes of this space as well as the wild stories that make it up.

Laeticia Jakob – Sabina?

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Laeticia Jakob – Sabina?

with Nicole Udry, Guy Meldem

The “Neovertebra” population continues to decline, decimated by high temperatures and food shortages. Nothing grows outside the greenhouses. To remedy the attacks that threaten the plantations, Sabina and Greg develop a dandelion-based fertiliser. Sabina? is a graphic novel in response to the possible collapse of civilisation. Faced with a certain sense of helplessness and passivity, the technique of hand collage appears as a palimpsest through which history can assume new perspectives. Collected images and personal creations accumulate and decay over the course of this dystopia, encouraging the reader to project and assimilate this information.

LA POSTE × ECAL

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

LA POSTE × ECAL

with La Poste, Vincent Jacquier, Angelo Benedetto

For the Swiss Post Office, students from ECAL's Bachelor Graphic Design and Bachelor Media & Interaction Design are creating a postage stamp based on artificial intelligence. Thanks to augmented reality, Metascape transports Swiss Post users into an imaginary and poetic universe on the way to a destination that remains elusive.

Music made visual

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Music made visual

by Rebecca Alfandary, Valentin Bonzon, Jonas Buxcel, Camille Choquard, Alexandra Cupsa, Sacha Décoppet, Morgane Gilliéron, Flaurant Kadrija, Yohann Kampmann, Simon Maurer, Delphine Moënnat, Monica Müller, Océane Pasteur, Luca Reichenbach, Luca Riva, Angeline Rossetti, Pierre Teissier, Baptiste Torrent, Elsa Trummer, Chloé Vandewalle

Workshop with Brian Roettinger This workshop was a typographic exploration/exercise on how typography can express musical feeling/tone. The students used the lyrics as a graphic material. With the as their only source material they had to create one poster.

The Things I Missed While Scrolling

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Things I Missed While Scrolling

by Rebecca Alfandary, Valentin Bonzon, Jonas Buxcel, Camille Choquard, Alexandra Cupsa, Sacha Décoppet, Morgane Gilliéron, Flaurant Kadrija, Yohann Kampmann, Simon Maurer, Delphine Moënnat, Monica Müller, Océane Pasteur, Luca Reichenbach, Luca Riva, Angeline Rossetti, Pierre Teissier, Baptiste Torrent, Elsa Trummer, Chloé Vandewalle

Workshop with Stephanie Specht During the week the students had to produce one poster that makes people aware of their phone use, make them stand still. They had design their poster so that it inspires from a distance, and informs up close.

Remix

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Remix

by Candice Aepli, Amélie Bertholet, Coraline Beyeler, Delphine Brantschen, Léa Corin, Matteo Cortesi, Mathilde Driebold, Eliot Dubi, Marc Facchinetti, Sébastien Follet, Emilie Müller, Dorian Pangallo, Paul Paturel, Adam Saragoussi, Hugo Scholl, Diego Steiner, Cyprien Valenza, Alfredo Venti, Arnaud Wenger

Workshop with Helmo During this week, the students created a new version of vinyl cover by remixing their graphic elements.

Lott of Prints

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lott of Prints

with Guy Meldem

During this week, students organized a lottery. Printed in offset, the modular posters that turned into cards enabled the first lottery at ECAL.

Création d'image

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Création d'image

with Guy Meldem

During the image creation course with Guy Meldem, the students had to develop an editorial project around the faux. Each student chose an artist trying to reproduce his or her style through the creation of a 16-page booklet.

PRATIQUE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE

PHOTOGRAPHY

PRATIQUE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE

with Maxime Guyon

"Sculpture" is an intentionally broad theme to give this semester project in order to stimulate experimentation and freedom of realization. Sculpture is an artistic medium that allows for the realization of volume forms forms in volume thanks to innumerable techniques that have been used since the Paleolithic era to our contemporary society. This is an ambitious project where each student will have to complete a series of images highlighting their creations through advanced techniques of composition and light in the studio. Creating a sculpture is for some artists, for others it is a spontaneous way to elaborate a body of spontaneous way to develop a body of work.

ON 2040 - MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

ON 2040 - MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY

with Maxime Guyon

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.

Encyclopedia of Demons

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Encyclopedia of Demons

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.

Bichromix

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Bichromix

with Guy Meldem

Communication of an architecture

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of an architecture

with Nicole Udry

Create a communication of a chosen building (a school, a religious space, an office building, a theater, etc.). Second year course of graphic design in context, centered on image creation and editorial design.

Projet de création

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Projet de création

with Guy Meldem

Communication of an event

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of an event

with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

Elise Connor – Searching for Kummo

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Elise Connor – Searching for Kummo

with Jonathan Hares, Guy Meldem

A family. The starting point is the colonisation of India. The only records we have are of the English men who settled there. The Indian women, their culture and identity were lost, erased. The only one we have left is called Kummo. When my grandfather Lionel arrived in London, he moved to Southall. This suburb is now known as “Little India”. The streets and signs are a testament to its cultural mix. This book aims to tell the suspended stories of my family and the visual forms they have taken, and sheds light on the women that have been erased by history.

Niki Paltenghi – CSX369

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Niki Paltenghi – CSX369

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

Lausanne Lumières - 2020

Lausanne Lumières - 2020

with Angelo Benedetto, Vincent Jacquier, Clément Lambelet, Florian Pittet

The project involved around fifty students divided into groups of two. The students, who graduated from ECAL's Visual Communication Department's Bachelors in Graphic Design, Media & Interaction Design and Photography, were supervised by Angelo Benedetto, Vincent Jacquier, Clément Lambelet and Florian Pittet, assisted by Kylan Luginbühl, Amaury Hamon and Julien Gurtner. Out of the 25 sequences produced, 11 were selected to be projected on the tower. https://www.lausannelumieres.ch

Fanélie Muselier – Whodat

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Fanélie Muselier – Whodat

with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

Whodat is a music video for the group Nola is Calling, which took shape in New  Orleans. The album was produced locally and is inspired by the musical culture of the city. The group is made up of six artists from three different countries; they have created a sound mix that comes from every corner of the world and from a time somewhere between the past and the present of the instruments they play. The song I worked on is characteristic of the city and was inspired by its colourful atmosphere. The video proposes a stroll through its most emblematic districts. I used a felt-tip pen cartoon technique.

Mathilde Avogadro – It's OK

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mathilde Avogadro – It's OK

with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

How do social media have an impact on individuals? How can this constant flow  of information nourish me, shape and influence my own personality and feelings? How can it have an impact on self-esteem and be self-empowering at the same time? There is a gap between the constant feed of images and texts and my own loneliness.  I stop the clock to draw attention to a global mode of communication that also produces inner communication as the result of every single feed echoing within us.

Federico Barbon – Alessandro Calabrese — The Long Thing

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Federico Barbon – Alessandro Calabrese — The Long Thing

with Jonathan Hares, Guy Meldem

I had the opportunity to collaborate with the Italian artist Alessandro Calabrese on a monograph of his latest work. In this work the artist used a flatbed scanner to create all the works that are part of this project. Initially I was faced with this gap between photographic production and manual photographic composition. I was spontaneously inspired to take over the artist's production codes to design the book. In fact the entire book is composed through the use a scanner by hand.

Moins Zéro

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Moins Zéro

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

Tourism

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tourism

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.

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