Desislava DanovaMarion Garnier
Graphic Elisava 2020
Lots of things tend to happen during a graphic.elisava master’s program. Mountains of research. Maybe one or two existential crises. Designing so much that you have nightmares about mismatched hex codes.
In some weird twist of fate, this year’s biggest ‘thing’ ended up being a global pandemic. We were forced to embrace digitalism over presentialism, do more with less, and channel disillusionment into positivity. In school, the lesson comes before the test, but life often takes the opposite approach. We think we’re better for it.
PLATFORM AND IDENTITY
For this year’s degree show we decided to continue the digitalist lifestyle that we’ve come to know. Pills replace name tags, thumbnails replace handshakes, and ingenuity replaces normality in order to illustrate how we view topics like “design ethics”, “comfort”, “manifestos”, and “freedom”.
This is graphic.elisava’s digital Degree Show. Find out more about the program at graphic.elisava.net
Many thanks to this year’s students in the Graphic Design and the Editorial Design master’s degrees. The 2020 graphic.elisava Degree Show – both the platform and the campaign that precedes it – wouldn’t have been possible without the indefatigable work of a group of design students making time for it in the middle of their end-of-year presentations.
On the typeface
Thanks to Non Foundry for letting us use their Non®Natural Grotesk throughout the website and campaign of this digital Degree Show.
Visit nonfoundry.com to find out more about their work.
Embracing the surrealism of digitalism
The online magazine that promotes the future and excites its curious readers.
Altered.Code is a monthly online magazine that tackles the prejudice and negativity regarding our future as a society. It is a platform for the curious, for the digital, and the creatively fearless. For those who seek what tomorrow might bring and are ready to push the boundaries of the expected. The platform adopts an attitude of positivity and eagerness for the future. We feature creatives, artists, and brands shaping their industry in regards to the digital era in which we live. We welcome those who are ready to step out of the norm and create a new reality.
What we have considered the norm for the industry and society as a whole is no longer the same.
The website acts as a visual manifestation of Altered.Code’s soul. We have approached the design decision in a structured module layout with a distinct editorial behavior, juxtaposed to the content’s intensity and visual saturation. We bring the focus on the beauty and excitement of the imagery concerning the dynamism that the topic provides.
Altered.Code’s Instagram account acts not only as of the link between our readers and the magazine but also as easy to reach out to channel that introduces its followers to creators, artists, brands, and opinions regarding the future of our society and the creative industries.
The platform’s content is spread in 3 distinct categories: Stories- featuring the latest news and updates regarding the emerging digital trends and online identities; Profiles – promotional and education page of CGI models, 3D artists and brands shaping the future; Beauty Room – handpicked selection of face filters, breaking the common perception of what is considered beautiful in the digital era.