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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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Charles Negre's cinematically inspired still life photography

Charles Negre's cinematically inspired still life photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Charles Negre is a highly in-demand French photographer working predominantly in still life, capturing scenes through imaginative framing and use of colours.

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5 graphistes aux parcours exceptionnels

5 graphistes aux parcours exceptionnels | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Succès de l'édition 2015 de la Fête du graphisme l'exposition Utopies et réalités s'octroie un deuxième round en 2016 et met en lumière le travail de 5 graphistes internationaux. Aux monographies de Kazumasa Nagai et d’Henning Wagenbreth, succèdent les travaux du Russe Peter Bankov, du Français Xavier Barral, du Polonais Jan Bajtlik, des Allemands de Cyan et des Néerlandais du Studio Boot.

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5 graphic designers leading successful career

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5 graphic designers leading successful career

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Contemporary graphic design and commitment (s)

Contemporary graphic design and commitment (s) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The BnF (French National Library) presents in Paris from September 22nd till November 22nd on the site François Mitterrand the exhibition " contemporary Graphics and commitment (s) " with the creations of 26 graphic designers working in France.

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Lartigue In Colors at La Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Lartigue In Colors at La Maison Européenne de la Photographie | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

“Why do we like Lartigue so much? And even more in color? Is it the “easy” seduction of a colorful palette? Its immediately sensuality? Its musicality? All of that, of course, but it’s also something else… I often say that Lartigue’s greatest talent was getting everybody to agree. The definition of happiness varies from person to person, but Lartigue is considered the ‘photographer of happiness’ almost unanimously. In reality, things are a little more complicated. Lartigue is neither smug nor a happy fool. He shows himself to be deeply torn between two contradictory currents: his amazement at life and beauty on the one hand, and his despair over his inability to prevent their disappearance. That despair is what makes him an artist, what he called his, ‘little sickness.’”

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Gratuitous sex, death and Guy Bourdin

Gratuitous sex, death and Guy Bourdin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Why did the photographer only find true fame after his death? Our iBook author Alison Gingeras has the answer.

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Lucien Clergue is dead (1934-2014)

Lucien Clergue is dead (1934-2014) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lucien Clergue just passed away. He was a fantastic storyteller, a beautiful human being and a great photographer.

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Philippe Jarrigeon Grand Magasin

Philippe Jarrigeon Grand Magasin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Until November 15th 2014, Galerie des Galeries is celebrating 25 years of ANDAM by inviting photographer Philippe Jarrigeon to exhibit his work. With “Grand Magasin” (“Department Store”, in French) he has created a series of images of the place  and people’s experiences of it.

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Algo par Michel Derre

Algo par Michel Derre | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

L'annonce est un micro événement: le calligraphe Michel Derre publie son premier caractère disponible au grand public. 

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The French calligrapher Michel Derre published his first font available to the general public.

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Images of War, War of Images by Michel Puech

Images of War, War of Images by Michel Puech | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The 26th edition of the photojournalism festival Visa pour l’Image began this weekend in Perpignan, two weeks after terrorists from the “Islamic State” executed the American photographer James Foley. Once again, the dissemination of images of violence raises questions.

“If Visa pour l’Image 2014 is violent, it’s because the world is violent,” said festival director Jean-François Leroy this week in an interview with the Catalan press.

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Arles 2014 : Nos coups de Coeur - Léon Gimpel

Arles 2014 : Nos coups de Coeur - Léon Gimpel | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Paris, August 1915: men are at war and women  are working. Far from their parents, the children of the rue Greneta play at battle. Equipped with only his camera and the inspiration of a few Poulbot drawings, Léon Gimpel faced this army of kids. From this encounter in the heart of the Sentier neighbourhood was born a series of staged photographic tableaux, alternating between colour (autochrome) and black and white. As the days went by, Léon Gimpel and his army of kids developed a kind of typology in miniature of images of the Great War. Almost all the archetypal scenes are represented .It is not death that Gimpel and the army of the rue Greneta playact, but heroism, courage, and the victory of the children of France.

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Pierre Houlès (1945 - 1986) A Tribute

Pierre Houlès (1945 - 1986) A Tribute | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Almost 30 years ago a morning in August, the police of the 16th arrondissement discovered the body of a jogger, he had no identification on him and it took three days to found out it was Pierre Houlès. He was 40 years old and was the most flamboyant and charming photographer of his generation. It was him who in the middle 60's open the way to New York for french photographers. It was him who was Jean Paul Goude accomplice, who helped laying out images in the early years. Almost no one today knows Pierre.

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Bonjour Production Type !

Bonjour Production Type ! | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Notre éminent confrère, Jean-Baptiste Levée vient de lancer sa nouvelle fonderie, Production Type. Plein de nouveautés au menu comme l'étonnant Proto Grote.

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Jean-Baptiste Levée has just launched his new type foundry. Plenty of new fonts, like the surprising Proto Grote.

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Zoo add just the right amount of kitsch to their terrific portfolio

Zoo add just the right amount of kitsch to their terrific portfolio | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Baptist Espinay, and Galand Julie Valentine Thébaut are Zoo, a Parisian studio specialising in graphic design that borders on the kitsch. Their practice spans everything from exhibition signage and print publishing to web design and UI, but across each discipline they maintain a playful sense of enjoyment and experimentation, bringing in anachronistic design details that evoke bygone eras when our tastes were more outlandish.

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Soutenez la réédition française de la norme graphique de la NASA

Soutenez la réédition française de la norme graphique de la NASA | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Le duo de graphistes Syndicat (Sacha Léopold & François Havegeer) se lance, avec leur compère Kévin Lartaud, dans l’aventure de l’édition avec la toute fraîche maison Empire. Rêve de gosse ou fantasme de designer, si cet objet vous intrigue, il ne tient qu’à vous de soutenir ce projet pour qu’il devienne réalité.

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Galerie Maeght : Olivier Dassault, Language de Mur

Galerie Maeght : Olivier Dassault, Language de Mur | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Olivier Dassault’s photographs will be on show at Galerie Maeght until 5 December. If there is one thing that can’t be denied about Dassault, it is his love – indeed his passion – for photography. I remember seeing him take his first images to Roger Therond and Eric Colmet D’Aage at PHOTO in 1975. He’s been published five or six times. My favourite images are the wonderful nudes of Anne Parillaud in April 1982.

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Les Graphiquants puts together a lovely bit of art direction for Stéphane Kélian

Les Graphiquants puts together a lovely bit of art direction for Stéphane Kélian | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Not only does Paris-based studio Les Graphiquants have a remarkably fully formed design portfolio to proffer up to curious website snoopers (us); it also excels in art direction and set design, as this great bit of work for shoe designer Stéphane Kélian proves. Les Graphiquants, AKA Romain Rachlin, Maxime Tétard, Cyril Taieb and François Dubois, worked on a vibrant geometrically led poster design for the brand. These shapes then translate into circular and rectangular blocks of solid colour which were leaned against walls and worked into staircases for corresponding photoshoots with models. Then, these in turn were used to compile the AW15 lookbook, which does a gorgeous job of matching up set design with page layouts. It’s extraordinarily coherent, and by the looks of it it’s only one of many arrows to the studio’s bow.
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Tribute to Pierre de Fenoÿl

Tribute to Pierre de Fenoÿl | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Iconographer, curator, art buyer, founder of the Galerie Rencontre and the Agence Vu (now Viva), Pierre de Fenoÿl was appointed, in 1976, the first director of France’s National Photography Foundation, then  advisor to the Centre Pompidou’s photography department. Pierre was extremely talented. I spent a lot of time with him in the 1970s and early ‘80s. We shared a mentor, Roméo Martinez.

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lia giraud creates living photographs with microscopic algae

lia giraud creates living photographs with microscopic algae | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

the algae-graphs by lia giraud are produced by sensitive micro-organisms capable of capturing properties in light, which naturally develop the portraits.

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Paris: Month of Photography, Françoise Paviot about the removal of Diane Ducruet's photograph.

Paris: Month of Photography, Françoise Paviot about the removal of Diane Ducruet's photograph. | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Following a series of internet messages calling for the removal of photographs byDiane Ducruet featured in the exhibition L’intime comme illusion, which I curated for the European Month of Photography, at the Galerie Catherine Houard, we were forced to take down a large polyptych that Ducruet produced specifically for this exhibition. 

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Gaspésie 2014 Gilbert Garcin

Gaspésie 2014   Gilbert Garcin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The incredible story of Gilbert Garcin, aka Mister G, began nearly 20 years ago. This retired Marseille native discovered his passion for photography after an internship at the Rencontres d’Arles. He specializes in photomontage. From his makeshift studio in La Ciotat, armed with a pair of scissors and a few accessories, Garcin cuts up photographs of himself, creating worlds reminiscent of the films of Jacques Tati and Alfred Hitchcock. The artists raises existential questions but modestly refrains from providing any answers. 

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Un vent de mythologie souffle sur les caractères français

Un vent de mythologie souffle sur les caractères français | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

L’activité bouillon­nante des fonde­ries numériques indépen­dantes rend impos­sible l’évocation de toutes les sorties typogra­phiques tant leur rythme est fréné­tique. C’est bien dommage car certains carac­tères mérite­raient vraiment d’être mis en lumière. Mais parfois le hasard du calen­drier, couplé à l’exercice si délicat du naming de carac­tères, crée des vis-à-vis intéres­sants qui font dialo­guer les écritures et permettent qu’on s’y attarde un peu plus.

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The bustling activity of independent digital foundry makes it impossible to mention all the typographic output as the pace is frenetic. This is unfortunate because some typefaces really deserve to be highlighted.

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Thomas Mailaender Cyanotypes

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The MAD Agency is presenting a solo show of Thomas Mailaender at an abandoned Paris printshop.

The cyanotype, invented by British scientist Sir John Herschel in 1842, is a simple and inexpensive printing process characterized by its blue-cyan hue. Popularized by the botanist Anna Atkins, who used it for her herbarium, the cyanotype become a widespread process in the 19th century.

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D-Day: Then and Now, 70 Years Later

D-Day: Then and Now, 70 Years Later | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In this composite image of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France, a view of the sea at Nan Red Beach is pictured on May 6, 2014. In the archival photo, The British 2nd Army, Royal Marine Commandos of Headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade, are seen making their way onto Nan Red Beach at approximately 9 a.m. on June 6, 1944. Getty Images photographer Peter Macdiarmid went through approximately 700 images, looking for reference points in the archive images that would possibly still exist today.

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Amman 2014 The Peugeot Collection

Amman 2014 The Peugeot Collection | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Peugeot family began in the manufacturing business in the 18th century but the first car - an unreliable steam tricycle - was built in 1889. Since that time, the company has crossed more than 125 years of history. The presentation of vintage pictures from  the Peugeot collection gives testimony on how ways of life have evolved throughout time in our society.

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