Data & Design
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.


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


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.

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Nina Acciuolo

I think I tend to define myself as a curious person before anything else. So let's start there. I'm a -curious- person from Argentina that fell in love with graphic design way before I knew what graphic design actually was. I like to be surrounded by things (and people) that look like visual poems filled with intricate narratives, tied with the most beautiful rhymes and that are always going to leave a mark you'll always remember and treasure in your heart.
My career as a graphic designer began when I graduated in 2017 from the Universidad de Palermo in Argentina. Soon after I decided to keep studying and I achieved a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design in the same university I mentioned earlier. Knowing I wasn't done studying I jumped into the adventure of studying abroad. Finishing the Master in Editorial Design here in ELISAVA taught me to build a strong concept or narrative and to pay close attention to how people react to it and how I can improve not only its functionality but also its repercussion once released to the world.


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