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What's new in Visual Communication?
Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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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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Manon van Hoeckel designs "neutral" travelling embassy

Manon van Hoeckel designs "neutral" travelling embassy | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Manon van Hoeckel is crowdfunding the In Limbo Embassy, a travelling office that aims to facilitate open discussion around immigration in the Netherlands.

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Photographer Documents the Friends and Lovers Who've Shared Her Bed Over 789 Days

Photographer Documents the Friends and Lovers Who've Shared Her Bed Over 789 Days | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dutch photographer Katy Strange captures the friends and loved ones who have shared her bed in her playful series 789. Named for the number of days she documented her bedfellows, the work is both chic and casual, the many interesting faces shot in minimalist black and white.

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the best designed books 2013 - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

the best designed books 2013 - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Each year, the Stedelijk Museum and the Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken present the most distinguished book designs of the past year.

A total of 309 book designs were submitted for the 2013 contest; of which 33 finalists were selected. Their submissions will go on display on October 25 in the heart of the design circuit at the Stedelijk Museum.

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Willemien Goris's curator insight, November 26, 2014 5:24 PM

Ik vind het wel belangrijk dat boeken er goed uitzien, zowel langs de buitenkant als langs de binnenkant. Als de buitenkant saai is, dan gaan er weinig mensen echt geïnteresseerd om het boek dan ook daadwerkelijk te lezen. Als de binnenkant (dan ook) saai is, dan gaan er niet veel mensen zijn die verder gaan lezen. De opmaak is dus redelijk belangrijk als je als schrijver je lezers echt wilt aanspreken met het boek.  

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Irma Boom L'architecture du livre | Institut Néerlandais (Paris)

Irma Boom L'architecture du livre | Institut Néerlandais (Paris) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Irma Boom: L’architecture du livre est la première rétrospective en France de la célèbre graphiste Irma Boom, née en 1960. Les livres remarquables – dans ses propres mots des constructions en matières et couleurs d’où le titre de l’exposition - qu’elle a conçus et dessinés jouissent d’une grande renommée dans de nombreux pays ; un certain nombre d’entre eux font partie de la collection permanente des Bijzondere Collecties de l’Université d’Amsterdam et du MoMA de New York. 

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Irma Boo: The architecture of the book is the first retrospective in France of famous designer Irma Boom, born in 1960. Notable books - in his own words constructions materials and colors hence the tile of the exhibition - she designed and engineered enjoy a high reputation in many countries.

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Aerial Shots of the Bright and Colorful Goods Sold by Street Vendors in Vietnam by Photographer Loes Heerink

Aerial Shots of the Bright and Colorful Goods Sold by Street Vendors in Vietnam by Photographer Loes Heerink | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Fascinated by the colorful arrangements of flowers and fruits strapped to the bikes of street vendors in Vietnam, photographer Loes Heerink began climbing onto different bridges around Hanoi to capture these pops of color on the streets. Heerink loved that each of the vendors creates a new piece of art everyday, and that the collection of goods they bring into town differs each morning. This act prompted the series “Vendors from Above,” a collection of these street vendor photographs she shot while living in Vietnam.

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Hansje van Halem balances between typography and optical illusion

Hansje van Halem balances between typography and optical illusion | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It’s tricky to implement the intricate tricks of an optical illusion in a book cover design without the finished product appearing slightly heavy-handed, but designer Hansje van Halem does it with poise and perfectionism. She’s worked as a freelance graphic designer since graduating from Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietvield Academie in 2003 (as her About section explains) and her enjoyment of what others might find to be repetitive shines through in the illusory patterns in her portfolio.

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Dyslexie typeface by Christian Boer

Dyslexie typeface by Christian Boer | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A typeface created specifically for dyslexic people by Dutch designer Christian Boer is on show at this year's Istanbul Design Biennial.

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Hansje van Halem

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Hansje van Halem graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2003 and works as an independent graphic designer since. She has great love for typography, book design and all other types of printed matter. Besides creating letters, textures and patterns (digitally and manually) she loves to solve editorial problems with typography and materialisation.

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Family life frozen in time: Eerie images of the abandoned farm houses where even the beds are still made

Family life frozen in time: Eerie images of the abandoned farm houses where even the beds are still made | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From the pile of books in the bedside cabinet to the neatly folded duvet, this bedroom looks almost ready for its owner to turn in for the night.

Aside, that is, from the peeling walls, patches of damp, and the thick layer of filth shrouding everything in the room.

The eerie photograph is part of a series by Dutch photographer Niki Feijen, who has captured furniture, ornaments and clothes frozen in time in homes where the owners have long since departed.

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