Founded in 1821, ECAL is widely considered to be among the world’s leading art and design institutions, described by It’s Nice That as ‘the Oxbridge, the Harvard, or the MIT of the design world’. In The ECAL Manual of Style”, ECAL’s design pedagogy is introduced via a central question posed to the internationally renowned designers, critics, and writers linked to ECAL: ‘How to best teach design today?’. The answers from luminaries highlight the school’s unique approach to teaching, in which individual style is not only encouraged, but rigorously pushed to develop into its most coherent professional form. Edited by acclaimed designer and writer Jonathan Olivares and ECAL Director Alexis Georgacopoulos, this book surveys a selection of defining projects, simultaneously groundbreaking and functional, by students and their tutors.
Published to coincide with the school’s 200th anniversary, The ECAL Manual of Style reveals a creative methodology in action, readily molding to accommodate the needs of the future.