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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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Chhhhk—Ding! Here's a Clever Animation Made Entirely on a Typewriter

Chhhhk—Ding! Here's a Clever Animation Made Entirely on a Typewriter | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This unique short tells the story of aviator and typist Amy Johnson's record-breaking flight from England to Australia.

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An Interview with the British Photographer Kurtiss Lloyd off Brick Lane, London

An Interview with the British Photographer Kurtiss Lloyd off Brick Lane, London | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The British photographer Kurtiss Lloyd and I first met at the Nomadic
Community Garden off Brick Lane, London. There we spent an afternoon talking and taking photographs of the street art. Finding his way to photography through an interest in dance, Kurtiss grew up in an English mining town without any artistic training. But he soon found his way into the fashion world, collaborating with brands like Dior, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Philip Tracey. 

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Julia Fullerton-Batten In Service

Julia Fullerton-Batten In Service | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

My theme in this project is inequity. At that time the division between the richest and poorest in society was vast, extreme poverty and its consequences was widespread. In order to escape poverty hundreds of thousands of men and women entered “service”. It was not the relatively comfortable life frequently illustrated in today’s TV programmes. There was exploitation and abuse, some of it sexual in nature. In Service exposes some of the going-on behind the walls of the houses of the privileged class in that era. 

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interview with graphic design studio europa

interview with graphic design studio europa | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

design studio europa was formed in london in 2007 by mia frostner, robert sollis and paul tisdell.

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Sublime Moments in Mundane Life: David Hurn's Amazing Photos

Sublime Moments in Mundane Life: David Hurn's Amazing Photos | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

After stumbling into photojournalism in the 50s, David Hurn got big photographing the Beatles and other pop culture icons of the 60s. He also made much of the original artwork for Barbarella and the James Bond films, and shot fashion for publications like Harper's Bazaar. But, as he explains, that was all just a job, allowing him to support his true passion – photographing sublime moments in mundane life.

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Maker Faire: London 'geek-fest' heralds fully plugged-in UK

Maker Faire: London 'geek-fest' heralds fully plugged-in UK | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It is described as the greatest show (and tell) on Earth, a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Think Glastonbury meets TEDx and you get an idea. And now it's coming here. An unashamed celebration of geekdom, Maker Faire is, according to its founders, "an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors".

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interview with robert walmsley and graham sykes of teacake

interview with robert walmsley and graham sykes of teacake | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

robert walmsley and graham sykes of teacake tell us about the work of their studio, teacake.

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Magnificent Obsession: How Queen Victoria Influenced Photography

Magnificent Obsession: How Queen Victoria Influenced Photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The story of Queen Victoria is surprisingly and deeply intertwined with the birth of photography as a medium. In an exhibition opening at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, curator Anne Lyden has organized a comprehensive look at Victoria’s relationship to and influence on photography, from her first encounters with it as a young woman to her seminal Diamond Jubilee portrait. Victoria grasped from a young age what it would take the rest of the world many years to realize: that photography could be both an artistic medium as well as a mechanism of propaganda.

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Stephen Gill - Outside In

Stephen Gill - Outside In | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The photographs in this series were made in Brighton and Hove during 2010. They feature objects and creatures that I scooped up from the local surroundings and introduced into the body of my camera.

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National Portrait Gallery - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

National Portrait Gallery - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Four photographers have been shortlisted for the £12,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.The prize winners and the winner of the John Kobal New Work Award will be announced at an Award Ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday 12 November 2013.

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Anoush Abrar for Kofi Annan

Born in Tehran, Iran, Anoush Abrar has lived in Switzerland since he was five years old. He studied at the ECAL/University of Arts in Lausanne and has taught for fourteen years.

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Serpentine Galleries 89plus Marathon

Serpentine Galleries 89plus Marathon | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The 89plus Marathon brings emerging practitioners, born in or after 1989, together with influential thinkers of all generations.

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revisit buffalo as we remember barry kamen

revisit buffalo as we remember barry kamen | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Iconic BUFFALO subculture was created in the 80s by Ray Petri, Jamie Morgan and Barry Kamen. Young creatives with mixed heritages and eclectic references, the Buffalos took inspiration from around the world, blending clothing styles and casting diverse models.

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An interview with the curator of the RCA's major graphic design show

An interview with the curator of the RCA's major graphic design show | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In 1963, the Royal College of Art held an exhibition celebrating 15 years of the school of graphic design. In the show’s catalogue, Professor Richard Guyatt remembered the days when the term was adopted by the college. “With a certain sense of relief, but not much conviction, the name ‘Graphic Design’ was chosen,” he wrote. “No one was quite sure what it meant, but it had a purposeful ring…”

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BBC seeks new Digital Services roster

BBC seeks new Digital Services roster | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The BBC has put out a tender for Digital Services covering software development, database development and testing worth between £3 - 4.5 million.

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Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century. This week, the company, now an archive, is turning over its entire collection -- over 85,000 historical films – to YouTube.

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Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world

Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Saville's Factory work seismically shifted popular culture and the graphics he devised have been ripped off on every level.

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Oscar Puts Steve McQueen Beyond Contemporary Art

Oscar Puts Steve McQueen Beyond Contemporary Art | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Indomitable. That’s how Brad Pitt described Steve McQueen during the Oscars Ceremony last night, when 12 Years a Slave—the harrowing story of a man sold into slavery, co-produced by Pitt and directed by McQueen—won Best Picture award. McQueen is no doubt a film force to be reckoned with, embraced and feted by Hollywood. And it’s within Hollywood that the artist has found the platform he was looking for.

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Typotheque: Eric Gill got it wrong; a re-evaluation of Gill Sans by Ben Archer

Typotheque: Eric Gill got it wrong; a re-evaluation of Gill Sans by Ben Archer | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Gill Sans is the Helvetica of England; ubiquitous, utilitarian and yet also quite specific in its ability to point to our notions of time and place. As a graphic designer’s in-joke once put it ‘Q. How do you do British post-war design? A. Set it in Gill Sans and print it in British Racing Green’. As the preferred typeface of British establishments (the Railways, the Church, the BBC and Penguin Books), Gill Sans is part of the British visual heritage just like the Union Jack and the safety pin.

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John Morgan studio

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Four Corners Familiars is a series of books featuring artists’ responses to classic novels and short stories. They provide a fresh look at the tradition of the illustrated novel, with each artist choosing a text to be reprinted in full alongside their newly created work. Each book is different in style and format, according to the needs of the artwork and the text. Eight titles have now been completed, with more being prepared. 

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Football's glory days: Beautiful archive photographs capture life on the terraces from the 1930s through to the swinging sixties

Football's glory days: Beautiful archive photographs capture life on the terraces from the 1930s through to the swinging sixties | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the days before Sky Sports, instant replays and sky-high ticket prices in the Premier League, football was a far more simple sport. Fans stood on huge packed terraces as they watched their local heroes battle it out on the pitch, sometimes attending games with their own hand-made merchandise. These photographs capture life inside and outside of grounds for fans of clubs such as Luton Town, Newcastle United and Manchester United.

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Martin Parr The Non-Conformist Limited Edition Box Set

Martin Parr The Non-Conformist Limited Edition Box Set | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Non-Conformists Limited-Edition Box Set consists of a beautifully designed slipcase to hold the book and a signed and numbered gelatin-silver print of an iconic image from the series.

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Mystery of photographs in suitcase

Mystery of photographs in suitcase | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Police ask the public to help them solve the mystery of a suitcase full of photographs going back to the 1940s which has been found dumped in Cardiff.

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Viviane Sassen photographs on display in UK for first time

Viviane Sassen photographs on display in UK for first time | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Sassen began her career as a model but got fed up with the 'male gaze'. Since 1992, Sassen has worked with some of fashion's biggest names. A retrospective will go on display at Scotland's National Portrait Gallery. 

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