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Swiss graphic design school ECAL shows work from five years of student projects at The Vitra Design Museum.

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It’s the stuff that graphic design students’ dreams are made of — ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a touchstone of excellence in the graphic design education world and the fruits of its workshops and projects are now on display at a mouthwatering exhibition in the Gallery at Vitra’s Design Museum in Germany.

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Covering work in many formats and media from printed posters, magazines and books, to screen-based and digitally generated work, the installation has been arranged chromatically, allowing for an interpretation of of graphic design that may be more natural than if it had been approached thematically or chronological. It’s an impressive array of innovation in graphic design and typography. The accompanying book provides a photographic documentary journey through the exhibition and presents essays about the work of ECAL by lead course tutors Angelo Benedetto, Francois Rappo and Alexis Georgacopoulos.

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The exhibition ECAL Graphic Design. Type, Print, Digital, Stories is on display until 8 January 2017 at The Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany