University of Art and Design Lausanne has teamed up with the incredible Swiss Typefaces to launch on online foundry. This will allow a global audience to acquire fonts that have been designed by the talented students of ECAL. This could quite possibly be the first example of a university launching an online type foundry to be used in this manner, we salute them.
Thanks to renowned professors such as Aurèle Sack, Ian Party, Gilles Gavillet and Ludovic Balland, François Rappo and prestigious visiting lecturers such as Frederik Berlaen, Kai Bernau, Peter Bilak, Laurenz Brunner, Christian Schwartz, Paul Barnes and Emmanuel Rey, ECAL has been able to boast a solid reputation in Type Design teaching for several years.
Fonts designed by students during the Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Art Direction courses (or for the diploma) are regularly used for ECAL corporate communications (posters, invitations cards, catalogues…), and because of this usage, people often ask to us how to acquire these typefaces, in particular our Headline Fonts.