Graphic Design

In the Graphic Design department, students are taught how to make the messages of the surrounding world visible. This could also be seen as learning how to communicate visually. Many resources are used in this process: type, signs, colours, pictures, moving pictures, composition, form, etc.

SUVA Type Foundry is a platform for fonts designed by students, alumni and faculty at the Department of Graphic Design.

The department publishes a monthly letter format publication Dear Friend covering design events, issues and ideas. The publication distributed via snail mail is edited by Sandra Nuut and Ott Kagovere.

News and events


Graphic Design MA Programme’s Online Open House

EKA Graphic Design MA programme is hosting online Open House event on 30th November 2020. We invite prospective students to join our Open House on Monday, 30 November 2020, 17:00h. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the program, and to meet and ask questions directly from the faculty. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the open house will be hosted online over zoom. If you would ...

Wack Dystopia at EKA Billboard Gallery

Graphic design 3rd years students present their project “Wack Dystopia” at EKA Billboard Gallery On November 20 at 8 PM 3rd-year graphic design students will present their project “Wack Dystopia” at the EKA Billboard Gallery. The course is supervised by Norman Orro. EKA Billboard gallery is located outside on Kotzebue street. The exhibition will remain open until January 31. In 2015, Mark ...

Public presentations of the creative practices of Josse Pyl, Eloise Harris ja Jungmyung Lee

Tomorrow, October 22nd at 6PM artists and graphic designers Josse Pyl, Eloise Harris and Jungmyung Lee will hold public presentations at the Department of Graphic Design room C305. All presentations will be about their practice and projects. Jungmyung Lee practices intimate relations between type design, typography, visual art, and writings through Jung-Lee Type Foundry (Amsterdam, NL) by ...
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EKA GD alumnus Aimur Takk created a new special font for Tallinn Music Week

GD alumnus Aimur Takk has designed a new special font for the ever growing Tallinn Music Week festival in order to enhance the festival's visibility in the coming years. The font has both Latin and Cyrillic letters. Festival's visual identity was created by the design studio AKU.

New publication: The State Is Not a Work of Art

Lugemik published a new book "The State is not a Work of Art," designed by Indrek Sirkel, on the occasion of the major exhibition at the Tallinn Art Hall. The publication also includes an essay "Borrowed Identities" by our professor Ivar Sakk. The publication is available in both Estonian and English, and there is a discount price 15€ for our students at EKA GD. "The State is not a Work of ...
Expert committee: the Estonian Academy of Arts and its activities have visibility both in Estonia and internationally

Expert committee: the Estonian Academy of Arts and its activities have visibility both in Estonia and internationally

The Quality Assessment Council of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA) has given institutional accreditation to the Estonian Academy of Arts for the maximum period of seven years. The international committee that carried out the assessment highlighted EAA’s thorough and participatory development activities and cooperation both within Estonia and ...