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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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Meryl Meisler : Purgatory & Paradise, Sassy '70s Suburbia & The City

Meryl Meisler : Purgatory & Paradise, Sassy '70s Suburbia & The City | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Meryl Meisler's Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY '70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen. Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty, it’s a genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation. The photos and stories illustrate Meryl’s coming of age: The South Bronx, suburbia, The Mystery Club, dance lessons, Girl Scouts, the Rockettes, the circus, school, mitzvahs, proms, weddings, gay Fire Island, the Hamptons, feminists, happy hookers, CBGB, Punks, Disco, After Hours and Go-Go Bars, Jewish and LGBT Pride, street life, home theatrics, holidays, friendship, family and love. She had to photograph it all to make sense of it, hold onto the time, release and now finally share it. The ’70s were sassy, but also sweet, and so was Meryl.

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Death of Mary Ellen Mark (1940 - 2015)

Death of Mary Ellen Mark (1940 - 2015) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

On May 25th 2015, the american photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away at the age of 75. She was all about the work. I had discussed the possibility of doing a workshop for our 9th festival last year with Mary Ellen. She wanted to teach for us but was unable to make it work in her busy schedule for 2014.

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Alec Soth: Songbook

Alec Soth: Songbook | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Alec Soth presents a vision of contemporary American community life tinged with melancholy and wry humor, reveling in the space between sincerity and satire.

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Photos that changed the world #9 Law of the Gun

Photos that changed the world #9 Law of the Gun | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

George Silk’s gangland slaying shot marked the beginnings of photography’s relationship with TV.

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Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69

Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lewis Baltz, a photographer famed for his stark images of the built environment, died on November 22 at age 69, after what's been reported as an extended illness. Baltz was a leader in the "New Topographics" movement, a turning point in 1970s landscape photography.

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DAVID MAISEL/BLACK MAPS: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime

DAVID MAISEL/BLACK MAPS: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Composed of large-scale photographs, this exhibition leads the viewer on a hallucinatory journey through David Maisel's landscapes, who is represented by Ivorypress. The show, curated by Lisa Tamiris, features four chapters of Maisel's larger ongoing series titled Black Maps and will be open to the public until 20 December 2014.

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US Postal service gets a makeover

US Postal service gets a makeover | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Biggest rebranding in history sees the Postal Service get an updated, simplified design in patriotic colors.

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GooBing Detroit

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

Formerly, comparing Detroit property on Google Streetview (c. 2009) and Bing Streetview (c. 2012). Currently, just using Google Street View Time Machine.

Of the 32 properties on this stretch of Healy Street between Fenelon and East Davison, 22 are owned by the City of Detroit or the Michigan Land Bank. Of the five properties that have gone to the foreclosure auction in the last three years, none have been purchased.


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Bunny Yeager, photographer of Bettie Page pinups, dies at 85

Bunny Yeager, photographer of Bettie Page pinups, dies at 85 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bunny Yeager had success as a model in Miami in the 1950s, but she wanted to be a photographer. She saw her chance when she met the little-known Bettie Page, who had modeled for under-the-counter photo sets that specialized in sadomasochism. 

The photo launched her career as one of the most successful pinup photographers, often with Page — who became an international sex symbol — as her model.

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Why Has The Falling Man - One Of The Strongest Photographs in History Disappeared

Why Has The Falling Man - One Of The Strongest Photographs in History Disappeared | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

With the opening of the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan, the Design Observer ran an interview with Henry Singer who directed a documentary about this photograph back in 2006 – It tells the story of this controversial image: who took it; how it was first published and censored; the responses of the families, and the search to discover the identity of the man in the photograph.

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branding pioneer wally olins has died aged 83

branding pioneer wally olins has died aged 83 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

branding pioneer wally olins passed away on monday april 14th, 2014 after a short illness, he was 83.

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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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George de Vincent, prominent photographer behind 'The Shame of a Nation,’ dies at 94

George de Vincent, prominent photographer behind 'The Shame of a Nation,’ dies at 94 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

George de Vincent, a onetime felon, boxer and aspiring painter who went on to a career in photography, becoming a portraitist of the socially prominent, a chronicler of the impoverished and a leading documentarian of Washington area stage productions, died March 13 at his home in the District. He was 94.

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Taos, New Mexico: the lost album of Dennis Hopper

Taos, New Mexico: the lost album of Dennis Hopper | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Drugstore Camera feels like a stumbled-upon treasure, a disposable camera you forgot about and only just remembered to develop. Yet in this case the photographer is Dennis Hopper and the photographs are never before published. Shot in Taos, New Mexico, where Hopper was based following the production of Easy Rider in the late 60s, the series was taken with disposable cameras and developed in drugstore photo labs.

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Tom Bianchi : Fire Island Pines Polaroids 1975-1983

Tom Bianchi : Fire Island Pines Polaroids 1975-1983 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bianchi’s Polaroid images document the people, parties, and shared moments that defined Fire Island summers during those years, providing an intimate look at the Pines, a small close-knit gay beach community fifty-seven miles from New York City. The beautiful austere barrier island became a haven for the emerging gay community.

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How Tomi Ungerer became an outcast in America

How Tomi Ungerer became an outcast in America | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the second part of this exclusive essay Tomi recalls the moment his love affair with New York soured.

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grandparents get their game on in the golden years series by dean bradshaw

grandparents get their game on in the golden years series by dean bradshaw | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

in his two part series 'the golden years', LA-based photographer dean bradshaw has captured hilarious scenes of elderly men and women in the midst of super sport.

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travis purrington proposes radical redesign of US dollars

travis purrington proposes radical redesign of US dollars | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

travis purrington has proposed an updated monetary system for the unites states, where the country's technological and environmental feats are emphasized.

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graphic designer deborah sussman has died aged 83

graphic designer deborah sussman has died aged 83 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

the celebrated graphic designer deborah sussman passed away on august 20, 2014 after a battle with cancer.

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On August 11, 2014 Design Observer published this article "Why you should support an upcoming show on designer Deborah Sussman... in the city she gave rainbow glasses"

http://designobserver.com/feature/la-loves-deborah-sussman/38169

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Type Tasting Open Studios

Type Tasting Open Studios | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Fresh from creating edible lettering and talking type in Texas at SXSW festival, graphic designer and Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman is opening up her studio this weekend to celebrate all things typography.

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Soldier documents experience in Afghanistan in tintype photographs

Soldier documents experience in Afghanistan in tintype photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ed Drew: I like tintypes because it’s not just something simple … you have to set it up and you have to be really physical with it, you can’t just click.

You’re basically making a photo on a piece of metal. You’re exposing it, developing it and fixing it all right then and there.

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Pinup photographer, model Bunny Yeager dies at 85

Pinup photographer, model Bunny Yeager dies at 85 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bunny Yeager, a model turned pin-up photographer who helped jump-start the career of then-unknown Bettie Page, died Sunday, her agent said. She was 85 years old.

Yeager died at a North Miami hospice where she had been for about a week, her agent, Ed Christin said.

Yeager’s legacy is her cultural impact, from pin-up photography and fashion, helping to popularize the bikini, and influencing other artists such as Cindy Sherman, who read Yeager’s guides on photographing nudes and making self-portraits, Christin said. “Anyone in Miami in the 1950s who wanted a bikini would come to her, and she’d make one,” he said.

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A Custom Font That Helps Kids Learn to Read and Write

A Custom Font That Helps Kids Learn to Read and Write | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Of all the places you’d expect to find a bespoke typeface, the website of an elementary school probably isn’t one of them.

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Deutsche Börse Photography Prize: Lorna Simpson

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize: Lorna Simpson | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Although Lorna Simpson studied documentary photography, the Brooklyn-born artist has moved away from the photograph as an end in itself. She has been nominated for her career-long survey at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, which recently transferred to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

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Antique photographs show the history of race in black and white

Antique photographs show the history of race in black and white | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From a white man in 'blackface' to a black Union soldier and an am-dram society dressed as a lynch mob, Mirror of Race's collection reveals a forgotten world of US race relations.

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