about École de design et haute école d’art du Valais
In 2019 the studio baldinger•vu-huu has won the competition for the redesign of the visual identity of the Édhéa, located in Sierre, Switzerland.
Édhéa is an art school, formerly named the Valais Cantonal School of Art, located in the heart of the Alps in a steep region of French-speaking Switzerland. For its 70th anniversary, the school changed its visual identity and name to école de design et haute école d’art du Valais (Valais School of Design and Art). It is a school that represents the diversity of the arts, with performances, sculptures, paintings, music, photographs, installations and videos; and the diversity of design, with courses in publishing, typography, illustration, posters, signage, visual identity and web design. It has two teaching sections: a school of applied arts, highly specialised in graphic design, and a university of art.
The visual identity developed by baldinger•vu-huu is based on the colon, a double dot. It is a punctuation mark that catches the eye and is used to introduce an explanation, an example, a list or a quotation.