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Laura Pappa is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam active mainly in the cultural field. She received her education from the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. Her clients include Kunstverein Toronto, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museum of Estonian Architectureproject space ROZENSTRAAT, Biennale Matter of Art, and publisher Valiz, among others. Together with Elisabeth Klement she runs Asterisk Summer School, an annual graphic design summer programme based in Tallinn; in 2017 the two curated the exhibition Signals from the Periphery at the Tallinn Art Hall. She is currently teaching graphic design at ArtEZ University of the Arts (BA) and the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA). For non-commissioned work, visit


Contact: info(at)laurapappa(dot)biz

Nieuwpoortkade 2a-117, 1055 RX Amsterdam

Website by Ranno Ait

Signals from the Periphery

Tallinn Art Hall
Project identity, web and book design
Book published by Estonian Academy of Arts Press
148 x 210 mm, paperback, 176 pp.


Signals from the Periphery was an international graphic design event that took place at the Tallinn Art Hall in Estonia. The project brought together urgent developments in graphic design with a focus on practices that extend the field.


In collaboration with Elisabeth Klement
Selected photos by Karel Koplimets, Tallinn Art Hall