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

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Open lecture by Valentinas Klimašauskas

Monday, April 4, 16:30 EKA auditorium A101 Valentinas Klimašauskas will present his recent practice as an art researcher, curator, and writer while emphasising the critique of the art machinery in the age of manipulations. Valentinas Klimašauskas is a curator and writer who is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Together with João Laia he curated “The Endless Frontier”, the 14th Baltic Triennial at ...
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Open Lecture by designer Sara Kaaman

Sara Kaaman OPEN LECTURE bodies, rooms, movements, fictions Wednesday, 30 March 17:30h Room A-501 The talk is held in English Playing with temporality, history and storytelling, this performative lecture is a dramatised odyssey through, and deconstruction of, the professional identity we know as the “graphic designer”. Historical and speculative facts and fictions blend into infotainment, ...
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Exhibition “The Divergence From a Predefined Outline”

Exhibition “The Divergence From a Predefined Outline” 17.03–20.03.2022 Opening at March 16, 6 pm ARS Art Factory, Studio 112 The art exhibition “The Divergence From a Predefined Outline” by Estonian Academy of Arts Graphic Design and Product Design 2nd year students will be opened on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 pm. The joint exhibition of the two departments presents a series of works that were ...
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EKA “Open Windows” 2022 Exhibition

The exhibition “Open Windows” will reopen on the windows of the Library of EKA on February 21, at 4 pm. Through the exhibition of EKA windows, different specialities of EKA introduce their most outstanding projects and the latest creations of students. The exhibition can be viewed on the windows of the EKA Library on Põhja pst and Kotzebue streets and will remain open until March 14. ...
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GD LÕUNA: MA 1ST YEAR STUDENTS

At the last GD Lunch of this semester Graphic Design MA 1st year students will talk about their work and projects so far. GD Lunch is on Monday, 29 November at 4PM on Zoom. Please join us here: https://zoom.us/j/97416773771 Presentations by Carlo Canún (MX), Rita Davis (BR), Mark Foss (US), Michael Fowler (CA), Oliver Long (UK), Alexandra Margetic (AU), Gréta Þorkelsdóttir (IS), Patrick ...
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MA in Graphic Design, Online Open House

MA in Graphic Design, Online Open House Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 17:00–18:00 EET (local Estonian time) We invite prospective students to join the Master of Arts in Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts for our Open House on Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 17:00–18:00h EET. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the program, to meet and to ask questions directly from the ...
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GD LUNCH: MARIA MUUK

Department of Graphic Design's GD Lunch series is back and the first presentation will be by graphic designer Maria Muuk on Monday, 1 November at 16:00 on Zoom. Please join us here. Zoom ID: 940 6079 6104 Maria is going to talk about the graphic design process of the exhibition “Art is Design is Art” (Kumu Art Museum, 07.05.–03.10.2021), which showcased Estonian late Soviet unique design ...
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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 ...