With this website initiated with Swiss Typefaces, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne is probably the first university in the world to have launched an online type foundry, allowing direct access for anyone to a selection of typefaces, all designed by students.
Thanks to renowned professors such as Ludovic Balland, Gilles Gavillet, Ian Party, François Rappo or Aurèle Sack, and prestigious visiting lecturers such as Paul Barnes, Frederik Berlaen, Kai Bernau, Peter Bilak, Laurenz Brunner, Radim Peško, Emmanuel Rey and Christian Schwartz, ECAL has been able to boast a solid reputation in Type Design teaching for several years.
Fonts designed by students from the Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Type Design programmes 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.
This website is here to answer those requests. We are proud to be able to share these fonts with the largest possible audience and to offer a platform for our students, deserving heirs of a typically Swiss know-how.
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