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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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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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A Look Back at Burt Glinn

A Look Back at Burt Glinn | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Sarah Stacke, who was hired to help Burt Glinn digitize his vast archives, recalls the lessons he taught her about doing things well and with love.

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Charlotte Brooks, a Photographer for Look Magazine, Dies at 95

Charlotte Brooks, a Photographer for Look Magazine, Dies at 95 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ms. Brooks gave complexity to the “women’s features” she was assigned to in the postwar years.

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Ida Wyman's Photography Documents Life in the 1940s and '50s

Ida Wyman's Photography Documents Life in the 1940s and '50s | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

What a gift to be able to document life—to capture a moment and preserve it, to put a small pause on the fleetingness of time but also share the way things were with viewers at points in the future.

Photographer Ida Wyman has a natural inclination toward this, and an exhibition of her work, The Chords of Memory, runs through May 4 at the James Watrous Gallery.

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Old Detroit in Stunning Black-and-White Photographs

Old Detroit in Stunning Black-and-White Photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

At 95, photographer Bill Rauhauser is something of a legend in the Detroit arts community. He’s spent more than 60 years taking beautiful street images that reflect the vibrancy and history of the city’s past. In January, Rauhauser was named the 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist, an honor that comes with a $50,000 prize. Later this year, Kresge will publish a monograph of Rauhauser’s career.

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Ulrich Photographs American Consumerism

Ulrich Photographs American Consumerism | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art is host to a major exhibit of photography that makes us look at and question what it means to be a consumer.

For ten years, American photographer Brian Ulrich traveled across the United States to document Americans shopping.  The exhibit is in three chapters – retail store, thrift shops, and dark – or closed stores.

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Peter van Agtmael

Peter van Agtmael | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Quote: "My photographs are primarily about contradictions; the simultaneous and infinite coexistence of beauty mingling with destruction, of love with hatred. The endless capacity for contradiction has defined humanity's existence, and is forced into stark relief in war." 
Peter van Agtmael joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2008.

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geoff mcfetridge interview

geoff mcfetridge interview | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

we recently spoke to the LA-based artist who works across a great variety of media including graphic design, illustration and animation.

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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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2014 Aperture Porfolio Prize Winner

2014 Aperture Porfolio Prize Winner | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Amy Elkins submitted two portfolios of work for the Aperture Portfolio Prize, each distinct in form and content but both stemming from her explorations of the issues surrounding capital punishment and her participation in letter exchanges with inmates serving death-row sentences.

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'The Most Beautiful Suicide': A Violent Death, an Immortal Photo

'The Most Beautiful Suicide': A Violent Death, an Immortal Photo | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In May 1947, LIFE magazine devoted a full page to a picture taken by a photography student named Robert Wiles. The photograph is extraordinary in several ways — not least because it remains, seven decades later, one of the most famous portraits of suicide ever made. Along with Malcolm Browne’s 1963 image of a self-immolating Buddhist monk and a small handful of other photos of men and women seen before, during, or after their own self-slaughter, Wiles’ picture graphically and unforgettably captures the destruction — both literal and figurative — that attends virtually all suicides.

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20 photos that define 'American Cool'

20 photos that define 'American Cool' | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the face of racism, the great African-American jazz saxophonist Lester Young was “cool.”

Credited with bringing the word into the modern American vernacular, “I’m cool” wasn’t Young’s reference to the sunglasses he wore day and night on stage, or the saxophone slung across his shoulder. It was his response to a divided society, a way of saying that he was still in control.

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How Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall Got One of Military's Highest Honors

How Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall Got One of Military's Highest Honors | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Between the ages of 21 and 27, military photographer Stacy Pearsall captured over 500,000 images across 41 different countries. She is the first woman ever to win the Military Photographer of the Year twice, “giving the boys a run for their money.”

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Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden opens up his archive of 'characters'

Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden opens up his archive of 'characters' | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

If Paul Giamatti has been dubbed our time's character actor, then Bruce Gilden must be our character photographer. Having grown up on the mean streets of Brooklyn in the 1960s, Gilden began his career snapping the larger-than-life 'characters' of his urban surroundings, from Coney Island's lobstered sunbathers to his local neighborhood tough guys.

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Ansel Adams, Photographer (1958) narrated by Beaumont Newhall

Ansel Adams, Photographer (1957) - Records the life and work of Ansel Adams. Dwells on his equipment, home, interests, and his attitude toward art, photography and life.

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