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.

Various tools are used to achieve the result: one’s hands and eyes, pencil
and paper, computers and scanners, cameras and DVD writers, etc. Many subjects
are studied: drawing, photography, the history of design, typography,
info graphics, corporate identity, poster and web design, book design, pre-press
technology, video, etc. All this should guide the student’s creative and organized
thought processes.

Here we learn to think!

News and events


SUVA Type Foundry

On Tuesday, September 11 5-7PM Department of Graphic Design of Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA GD) will open SUVA Type Foundry exhibition at the XIII Disainiöö at Telliskivi Loomelinnak’s Green Hall (Telliskivi 60a, Tallinn) on the occasion of a new web platform SUVA Type Foundry launch. SUVA Type Foundry Specimen No. 1 will be published during the same week. SUVA Type Foundry web ...
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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.

Open lecture by designers Bruno Maagi and Eleni Beveratou

On Friday, March 16th at 9.30AM designers Bruno Maag and Eleni Beveratou of Dalton Maag will give a lecture at EKA, room 405 at Estonia pst. 7. Dalton Maag is an independent typeface design studio based in London. They will be showing samples of their work ranging from logo refinement to the design of large custom font families that cover a range of scripts and weights. They will give insight ...

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 ...