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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Graphic Means, a documentary on the evolution of graphic design production, premieres this week

Graphic Means, a documentary on the evolution of graphic design production, premieres this week | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

'Graphic Means', a major new documentary charting the evolution of graphic design production, will premiere on 15 April 2017 at ByDesign film festival in Seattle. The film by Briar Levit marks around 30 years since desktop publishing revolutionised the graphics industry, and explores the progression to this point from the 1950s.

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Active Arab Women: Lara Al-Hadeedi records the determination of sporting Kuwaiti women

Active Arab Women: Lara Al-Hadeedi records the determination of sporting Kuwaiti women | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Active Arab Women is a project aiming to overcome Gulf Arab stereotypes by publishing the stories of female athletes in Kuwait. Designer Lara Al-Hadeedi wanted to record their struggles and successes, as sportswomen as well as in their everyday lives.

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Seven winners, including Lance Wyman, announced as recipients of AIGA Medal

Seven winners, including Lance Wyman, announced as recipients of AIGA Medal | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Art Chantry, Emmett McBain, Rebeca Méndez, Mark Randall, Nancy Skolos, Tom Wedell and Lance Wyman will be awarded the AIGA medal this year. The medals, presented by the AIGA since 1920, are given to individuals who “have set standards of excellence over a lifetime of work or have made individual contributions to innovation within the practice of design.

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Swiss Grand Award for Design goes to Thomas Ott, Jean Widmer and David Bielander

Swiss Grand Award for Design goes to Thomas Ott, Jean Widmer and David Bielander | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Comic-book artist Thomas Ott, graphic designer and art director Jean Widmer, and jewellery designer and artist David Bielander have been awarded the "Swiss Grand Award for Design". Selected by the Federal Office of Culture, the award recognises three outstanding designers who have played “a defining role in cultural creativity in Switzerland”.

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V&A opens new photographic center

V&A opens new photographic center | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Victoria & Albert Museum opens a new center dedicated exclusively to photography. The building will be built by David Kohn Architects agency. The opening is scheduled in Autumn 2018.

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Brexit passport design competition shortlist revealed – could the next UK passport be one of these?

Brexit passport design competition shortlist revealed – could the next UK passport be one of these? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Last week saw the judging for our unofficial Brexit passport design competition... here is a look at the nine proposals shortlisted by our judges.

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From admirer to employee: The New York Times Magazine designer Ben Grandgenett 

From admirer to employee: The New York Times Magazine designer Ben Grandgenett  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ben Grandgenett grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska, a small rural town in the Midwest. Over 1,000 miles New York, Wahoo never received The New York Times Magazine, the publication Ben now works at as a designer.

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Romain Mader wins Foam Paul Huf young photographers award for “naive and absurd” work

Romain Mader wins Foam Paul Huf young photographers award for “naive and absurd” work | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dutch gallery Foam has announced the winner of its "Foam Paul Huf Award":https://www.foam.org/talent/foam-paul-huf-award for emerging young photographers. "Romain Mader":http://stereotyp.es/, born in 1988 in Switzerland, has been awarded the €20,000 prize and an exhibition in Foam for his “naive” and “absurd” images.

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‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked

‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Executive produced by Morgan Neville, the documentarians assembled to capture the spotlighted subjects have done a masterful job, by and large, of highlighting the unique sort of artistry at work here. However, episode by episode, every installment strikes such a similar tone and mood that to truly appreciate the difference in aethestics and disciplines on display, you’ll want to space them out.

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The Perverted Photography of Torbjørn Rødland

The Perverted Photography of Torbjørn Rødland | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Although Torbjørn Rødland recalls having a camera from the age of 11, as a teenager his passion was drawing. "After doing caricatures and political cartoons for local newspapers," he says, "I got fed up with communicating easily decodable idea.

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International Women’s Day 2017: 30 Female Photographers to Watch

International Women’s Day 2017: 30 Female Photographers to Watch | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, the editors of LensCulture have selected 30 female photographers whose work captivates and inspires us. These 30 women have created projects that were among the most popular projects published on LensCulture in the last year.

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Underware

Underware | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Underware are German Akiem Helmling, Dutchman Bas Jacobs, and Finn Sami Kortemaki. They respectively reside in the cities of Den Haag, Amsterdam, and Helsinki. Their work is among the most popular of up-and-coming independent type foundries — happy-go-lucky, high-quality, text-friendly typefaces for both display use and comprehensive typesetting. Underware’s typefaces stand out thanks to unique aesthetics, finished quality, and a considered collective presence.

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Every NYT front page since 1852

Fun and hypnotizing: it’s every front page of The New York Times since 1852 in under a minute.

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Vivian Maier Estate Brings Lawsuit Over Sales of Her Work 

Vivian Maier Estate Brings Lawsuit Over Sales of Her Work  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Battles have broken out over the rights to the estate of Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier; a court case has been filed in Chicago.

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Eckhaus Latta SS17 campaign features real couples having sex shot by Heji Shin (NSFW)

Eckhaus Latta SS17 campaign features real couples having sex shot by Heji Shin (NSFW) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

New York-based fashion label Eckhaus Latta has launched its SS17 campaign that features photographs of real couples having sex while wearing its latest designs. The campaign was shot by Heji Shin who, in 2011, gained recognition for photographing a German sex education book for teenagers. The casting, by Sam Muglia, sees real-life couples from a wide range of ethnicities and sexual orientations modelling for the series. The art direction by Eric Wren Office, design director of _Art Forum_ , sees the most explicit parts of the images pixelated and the models bathed in natural light.

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Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Explore the relationship between graphic design and health in our upcoming exhibition, opening September 2017. Comprising of over 200 objects including hard-hitting posters, flashing pharmacy signs, and digital teaching aids, 'Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?' will consider the role of graphic design in constructing and communicating healthcare messages around the world and will show how graphic design has been used to persuade, to inform and to empower.

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The re-revolution of Air Max: ManvsMachine celebrates 30 years of a sneaker icon

The re-revolution of Air Max: ManvsMachine celebrates 30 years of a sneaker icon | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Nike Air Max was launched in 1987 and has gone on to become one of the most famous trainer designs of all time. For Air Max Day 2017, ManvsMachine was commissioned to celebrate 30 years of Air Max with a huge campaign. Here, creative director Adam Rowe takes us through the project and shares insight into the processes that saw it realised.

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Lausanne-based Nizar Kazan’s refined portfolio of type-based projects

Lausanne-based Nizar Kazan’s refined portfolio of type-based projects | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lausanne-based designer Nizar Kazan sees his work as similar to that of an engineer tackling projects as problems to be solved and using materials to compose a solution. “Since I was young I’ve been passionate about things to do with the aeronautics, rail and automotive industry, engineering and philosophy,” explains Nizar. “I found graphic design was an excellent synthesis of all of that.”

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Tokyo-based photographer Yota Yoshida’s “poetic expressions in the everyday”

Tokyo-based photographer Yota Yoshida’s “poetic expressions in the everyday” | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Yota Yoshida is a Tokyo-based street photographer who focuses on public space and how people interact within it. His series _From Somewhere to Elsewhere_ sees him capture people going from one place to another in such a way that Yota removes himself completely from the image. “I have a particular interest in the invisible things like various emotions and poetic expressions in the everyday,” explains the photographer. “I don’t ask permission to take the photos, because I think unposed photographs capture what is being expressed in the surroundings, which is important to me."

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What toothbrushes tell us about inequality

What toothbrushes tell us about inequality | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Anna Rosling-Rönnlund collects photographs of everyday objects from around the world. Even a toothbrush can reveal a world of inequalities.

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Marshall McLuhan in Two Minutes: A Brief Animated Introduction to the 1960s Media Theorist Who Predicted Our Present

Marshall McLuhan in Two Minutes: A Brief Animated Introduction to the 1960s Media Theorist Who Predicted Our Present | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

55 years ago, McLuhan wrote that “the next medium, whatever it is – it may be the extension of consciousness – will include television as its content, not as its environment. A computer as a research and communication instrument could enhance retrieval, obsolesce mass library organization, retrieve the individual’s encyclopedic function and flip it into a private line to speedily tailored data of a salable kind.” As we’ve since discovered, these developments have both their upsides and downsides. But as Coupland writes, consider that passage seriously and “see if it doesn’t give you a chill.”

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Kodak Ektachrome Film is Coming Back from the Dead

Kodak Ektachrome Film is Coming Back from the Dead | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It's not every day that you hear about a classic film line being brought back from the dead, but that's what's being announced today. Kodak Ektachrome film photographers.

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“I want people to think differently about photography”: ex-ECAL artist Manon Wertenbroek

“I want people to think differently about photography”: ex-ECAL artist Manon Wertenbroek | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since graduating from ECAL in 2014, artist Manon Wertenbroek has been elbowing her way into gallery spaces from Netherlands to Belgium, Italy to France, among them appearances at Art Basel and Amsterdam’s Foam Gallery.

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Amazonia – Light street art installations in the Amazon rainforest

Amazonia – Light street art installations in the Amazon rainforest | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For his new project Amazonia, the French photographer Philippe Echaroux transported his light and ephemeral street art installations in the heart of the Amazon.

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Advertising Shits in your Head extract on subvertising and “graphic resistance”

Advertising Shits in your Head extract on subvertising and “graphic resistance” | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Not-for-profit publisher Dog Section Press describes itself as a distributor of rebellious literature, and its latest title isn’t shy about it. Advertising Shits in your Head explores the history and significance of the subvertising movement, featuring contributions from prominent members of the “graphic resistance” including Public Ad Campaign, Brandalism, Special Patrol Group and Dr. D. Here, we publish an exclusive extract.

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