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


Open Lecture: Charlotte Rohde

On Tuesday, 26 October at 17:30 Charlotte Rohde will give a lecture at EKA hall. Typedesigner and artist Charlotte Rohde will talk about her latest project “HOT MESS 2021”, which she will contextualise within her practice. In her work “HOT MESS 2021”, Rohde explores the idea of 2021 womanhood through niche internet culture, thinking about Naomi Osaka and Britney Spears, who dared to become ...
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Åbäke’s Open Lecture

Estonian Academy of Arts Graphic Design Department presents Åbäke ENTER FATIMA, or what happened at Tel Aviv Airport when the custom officer scanned my luggage and saw body parts Wednesday, 29 September, 7om Narva Art Residency (NART) Joala 18, Narva, Estonia or online at
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Exhibition: How to Shoplift Books

Exhibition in the showcase of EKA Library.  The artists’ book “How to shoplift books” by David Horvitz is a guide on how to steal books. It details 80 ways one can steal a book, from the very practical to the witty, imaginative, and romantic. This project by David Horvitz with Edition Taube is an ongoing translation and publishing work that started in 2013. For each language, they collaborate ...

??? Summer School open for applications

??? Summer School is a week-long experimental workshop with a focus on type design and typography, taking place on August 15-22 in the beautiful countryside of Oandu village, Lahemaa National Park, Estonia. Typography is often closely related to the urban environment but ??? Summer School aims at finding new methods and inspiration in the practice of typography by experimenting with it in ...


Portfolio Café is structured around one-on-one meetings that take place between local and international fine arts and design professionals and graduate students. Each meeting takes place about 50 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work, and experts share their observations, provide recommendations ask, questions etc. After the first scheduled ...

Online exhibition “Best Before”

EKA’s Graphic Design and Product Design 2nd year students open a joint online exhibition “Best Before” at from Friday, March 26 at 18:00. The artists use time-based media to explore themes of temporality and self-preservation, mapping various mindsets initiated by unconventional and isolated circumstances imposed by enhanced coronavirus restrictions introduced during the ...

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 ...