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The Evolution of Typography (Infographic)

The Evolution of Typography (Infographic) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Typefaces and fonts are at the forefront of design, whether it be designing a word document for work or designing a Fortune 500 website.

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40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface

40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Fifty years ago, the word “computer” had a very different meaning. Prior to World War II, the word referred not to machines, but to people (mostly women in order to save costs) hired as human calculators. During the war, military research spawned mechanical calculators, “computers” such as Colossus and ENIAC; afterward, IBM commercialized equally intimidating, multi-million dollar machines that required their own rooms. They shipped to some of the largest companies in the nation, where they were tended to by specialists. In the popular imagination they were recognized symbols of bureaucracy and dehumanization — the dictatorial Alpha 60 in Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville, for example, and the domineering EPICAC in Kurt Vonnegut’s Player Piano — and there was no such thing as a “personal computer.”

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Photographer Documents Her Pregnancy In 9 Months of Intimate Selfies

Photographer Documents Her Pregnancy In 9 Months of Intimate Selfies | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Pregnancy and motherhood are beautiful things, and there are many photographers out there who specialize in capturing these special times in people's lives. But what happens when photographers get pregnant?

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