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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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My First: type foundry Colophon and photographer Sophie Mayanne make a publication

My First: type foundry Colophon and photographer Sophie Mayanne make a publication | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To celebrate the launch of Arjowiggins’ new digital range, we have partnered with the creative papers manufacturer to offer two emerging talents the opportunity to work with an established graphic designer to create a new publication that showcases the work of the participants and the potential of new digital printing techniques.

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Depero Futurista - The Bolted Book - a New Facsimile -

Depero Futurista - The Bolted Book - a New Facsimile - | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Fortunato Depero’s 1927 monograph Depero Futurista, which means “Depero the Futurist,” is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts. Acknowledged as the first modern-day artist’s book, it is universally recognized as a tour de force of avant-garde book-making. The Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, the Mart, Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (which houses the Depero archives), and Designers & Books (New York) are collaborating on a Kickstarter (launching on October 18) to publish a new facsimile edition of this groundbreaking book.
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Great book from the RCA offers new perspectives on the Victorian cultural quarter, Albertopolis

Great book from the RCA offers new perspectives on the Victorian cultural quarter, Albertopolis | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The _Albertopolis Companion_ is a collection of writings on the west London area, in 1850 a new quarter of art, design and innovation, and nicknamed to facetiously honour its co-benefactor, Prince Albert. The book, produced collaboratively by graduating students from last year’s Critical Writing in Art & Design MA at the Royal College of Art, contiains 15 pieces of writing on the area’s geography, architecture, history and cultural life with “an aerial overview and urban critiques… unexpected encounters with Mormon elders, sparring scientists, tea room spies and cursed stones,” and a foreword by architecture critic Owen Hatherley.

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Photographer Gets Rejected, Publishes Her Rejection Letters In New Book

Photographer Gets Rejected, Publishes Her Rejection Letters In New Book | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

I think this subject of rejection, aseptically in the art world is something that isn't spoken enough about. This book allows this discussion with some humor and dignity - rejection isn't something of shame, it is just a part of the artists journey.

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Aversive Aesthetics photos are designed to trigger disgust

Aversive Aesthetics photos are designed to trigger disgust | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Merel Witteman has created a photos series that includes stepping in poo and a dead rodent to explore our fascination with disgust.

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Stunning New Book Documents 100 Years Of Black Cinema In Posters

Stunning New Book Documents 100 Years Of Black Cinema In Posters | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since 1973, cinephile John Duke Kisch has been documenting the evolution of African American film through a beloved, but sometimes overlooked medium -- movie posters. From "Siren of the Tropics," starring the inimitable Josephine Baker, to "Cotton Comes to Harlem," an Ossie Davis favorite, Kisch meticulously found and saved the stunning visual advertisements for films that adorned city streets and theater halls. Eventually, he amassed over 38,000 posters from 30 different countries, amounting to a massive visual history of Hollywood's relationship to race and representation.

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Waska Tatay by Raphaël Verona and Thomas Rousset

Waska Tatay by Raphaël Verona and Thomas Rousset | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Thomas Rousset and Raphaël Verona’s Waska Tatay is fairly ambiguous at first glance. The cover is a simple yellow-to-blue fade with the title placed inconspicuously on the spine; but the content is altogether more arresting. Using a mixture of reportage and staged portraiture the photo book documents the pair’s trip to the Altiplano region of Bolivia and their encounters with witch doctors, spiritual healers and medicine men; uncovering the rites and rituals of these ancient orders and illuminating some of their extraordinary mythologies.

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The Photographer's Playbook

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The Photographer’s Playbook is a collection of over 250 assignments and anecdotes from top photographers and photography professionals.

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Brian Gartside's Drinkable Book

Brian Gartside's Drinkable Book | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper,
capable of killing deadly waterborne diseases. And each page 
is coated with silver nanoparticles, whose ions actively kill diseases 
like cholera, typhoid and E. coli.

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Publication: Andy Massaccesi designs Sublime for a Milan-based model agency

Publication: Andy Massaccesi designs Sublime for a Milan-based model agency | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It might be argued that if you were to take a selection of women whose job it is to be startlingly beautiful, and then have extremely capable photographer Alessandro Furchino photograph them, you’d have a hard time making a book of the images that was anything less than lovely. That simply isn’t true, though, and Andy Massaccesi’s excellent work in designing Sublime for the model agency Monster Management is absolutely not to be sniffed at.

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Matthew Pillsbury: Talk and Book Signing

Matthew Pillsbury: Talk and Book Signing | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Join Matthew Pillsbury for a walk-through of his exhibition City Stages, followed by a book signing. Also on view will be his special limited-edition portfolio. Over the past decade, Pillsbury has built several extensive bodies of work—Screen Lives, Time Frame, and City Stages—that deal with different facets of contemporary metropolitan life and the passage of time.

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 pm


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Andrea Ferrari: The pictures included in this envelope (Book)

Andrea Ferrari: The pictures included in this envelope (Book) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
The simple things are the most beautiful, we might tell ourselves as we open this book. Or perhaps we remain puzzled by what we see.
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Bibliothèque idéale | Clément Bonnetin

Bibliothèque idéale | Clément Bonnetin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ce projet porte sur la perte de l'objet livre au profit de médias informatiques. Je fais ici un parallèle entre des vieux ouvrages dont le contenu est essentiellement culturel et la forme que ce même contenu va prendre sur internet. Le livre est relié à la japonaise et chaque page contient un code source simulé de son contenu.

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 This project is about the loss of thebook as object for the benefit of computer media. I am making a parallel between old books whose content is essentially cultural and the shape this same content will take on the internet.The book is bound in Japanese style and each page contains a simulated code source of its contents.

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Eloïse Rossetti’s narrative and research-driven graphic design

Eloïse Rossetti’s narrative and research-driven graphic design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Eloïse Rossetti is a Swiss graphic designer from Neuchâtel. A graduate of the prestigious design school ECAL, she has additionally studied at the Gerrit Rietvald Academie in Amsterdam.

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ECAL Graphic Design celebrated in gorgeous new book

ECAL Graphic Design celebrated in gorgeous new book | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The university is currently showing its ECAL Graphic Design exhibition, and to mark the show it has published a book of the same name with JRP|Ringier. The publication celebrates the work of students from the last five years in its Graphic Design Bachelor and Art Direction Master courses.

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JEAN CLEMMER (1926-2001)

JEAN CLEMMER (1926-2001) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Jean Clemmer collaborative book with fashion designer Paco Rabanne produced some of the more iconic fashion images of the late 1960's.

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Book cover refuses to open for judgmental readers

Book cover refuses to open for judgmental readers | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ever judged a book by its cover? Moore has reversed the idiom – designing a sleeve that scans your face and won't open unless approached without prejudice.

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Bloomberg's Tracy Ma talks us through her best and worst uni projects

Bloomberg's Tracy Ma talks us through her best and worst uni projects | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

As Deputy Creative Director of Bloomberg Businessweek Tracy Ma is responsible for turning out page after page of stunningly-conceived graphics accompanying hard-hitting economic and political stories at breakneck speed. Together with Richard Turley and Rob Vargass she’s been responsible for transforming the title into a new benchmark for editorial design, receiving plenty of plaudits along the way. Of course it’s easy to assume that Tracy has always been visually gifted, but when we spoke to her about her university work she made it very clear that it took a long time for her to produce anything that she was really happy with…

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10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Jackie Higgins' "The World Atlas of Street Photography," published by Yale University Press, features a compendium of artists and perspectives from around the world, each fearlessly hunting the urban jungle, camera in hand. Today we're admiring the work of 10 street photographers from the "World Atlas" collection, those interested in freezing city life at its most humorous, disturbing, profound or bizarre. Whether working in Johannesburg, South Africa or Mumbai, India, the following photographers document flickering instants from the theater of the streets, thus revealing how one, small moment can potentially speak to the entire world.

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interview with artist dan mcpharlin

interview with artist dan mcpharlin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

australian artist dan mcpharlin's sci-fi artworks have appeared on the covers of books, magazines and record sleeves all around the world.

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Deo Kyakulagira Collection Ebifananyi I

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Starting June 13th, the first publication from the Ebifanany I collection by History in Progress Uganda will be released in Amsterdam: Le photographe, Deo Kyakualgira. This event will be held at the Galerie Johan Deumens to coincide with an exhibition of the photographer's work.

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The Lost, Surprisingly Soulful Art of Corporate Identity

The Lost, Surprisingly Soulful Art of Corporate Identity | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Nonetheless, manuals are ephemeral, and many were simply discarded when identities changed or businesses merged or closed. Now, a thick, rich compilation with the deceivingly dreary title, Manuals 1: Design and Identity Guidelines (Unit Editions) digs back up some of these treasured tomes.

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This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways

This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Sure, the Amazon Kindle might have dynamic font adjustments, and it can hold thousands of books, but can it do this? Printed in the late 16th century this small book from the National Library of Sweden is an example of sixfold dos-à-dosbinding, where six books are conjoined into a single publication but can be read individually with the help of six perfectly placed clasps. This particular book was printed in Germany and like almost all books at the time is a religious devotional text. The National Library of Sweden has a fantastic photo collection of historical and rare books where you can find many more gems like this, and this, and this.

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James Goggin and Scott Reinhard produce a beautiful catalogue for Amalia Pica

James Goggin and Scott Reinhard produce a beautiful catalogue for Amalia Pica | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

But when they do it is EXTRA-special, as in the case of James Goggin and Scott Reinhard’s exhibition catalogue for the Argentinian artist Amalia Pica. The book takes the form of a retrospective, looking back at a Amalia’s body of work over the past decade and exploring recurring themes within her practise. There’s considered imagery of Amalia’s work as well as an actual discussion of why it’s so tough to commit your work to paper and produce a book.

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Found! Rare Renaissance Illustrations That Depict The End Of The World

Found! Rare Renaissance Illustrations That Depict The End Of The World | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Six years ago a rare 16th-century illuminated manuscript showed up at auction. Now it's been reproduced in full and published by Taschen.

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