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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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10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers

10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever.

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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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The evolution of the web

The evolution of the web | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web.

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What Did the Rebel Yell Sound Like?

What Did the Rebel Yell Sound Like? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In this exclusive clip from the 1930s, Confederate veterans step up to the mic and let out their version of the fearsome rallying cry.

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A History of Photography in 12 Photographs

A History of Photography in 12 Photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From its humble invention in the hands of scientists, through its long fight to achieve the status of “fine art”, to its current proliferation via the cameras of mobile phones, the two-century rise of photography has been nothing short of meteoric. Although we had to exclude dozens from the list, we thought we’d take you on a brief tour through the history of Artsy’s most popular medium, through the works of 12 photographers. 

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Watch: A Clever Stop-Motion Video Tells The History Of Typography

Watch: A Clever Stop-Motion Video Tells The History Of Typography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENT BEN BARRETT-FORREST COULDN’T FIND ANY EDUCATIONAL TYPE VIDEOS HE LIKED, SO HE TOOK THE MATTER INTO HIS OWN HANDS (VERY LITERALLY).

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12 Historic photographs that were actually doctored (14 HQ Photos)

12 Historic photographs that were actually doctored (14 HQ Photos) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

With the advent of powerful desktop publishing software like Adobe Photoshop, digital image manipulation has become mainstream. However, even before the invention of such software, doctored and tampered photos were used to alter perception and shape history.

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Russian Empire & Soviet Cinema: The Silent Era - Movie List

Russian Empire & Soviet Cinema: The Silent Era - Movie List | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Cinema of the Russian Empire (1896-1917)

Revolution and Civil War (1917-1922)

Cinema of the Soviet Union: Silent Era (1922-1935)

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A History of Typography: From Cuneiform to the Computer

A kinetic typography animation tracing the history of typography. (L'histoire de la typographie en 3 minutes 40 ! http://t.co/waD3MsdYog)
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This Gorgeous Game Teaches You The History Of Typography (VIDEO)

This Gorgeous Game Teaches You The History Of Typography (VIDEO) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This new game for iOS and Android takes the history of typography and transforms it into a beautifully mesmerising game. The basic concept should be easy to grasp for anybody who’s ever playing Super Mario Brothers. You just run across the screen jumping over holes and collecting objects until you reach the end of the level at which point you level up. Except your character is a bouncy little colon instead of an Italian plumber and the sparkly objects are asterisks instead of coins.

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The history of typography in 5 minutes

The history of typography in 5 minutes | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a delightful and informative stop motion animation about the history of fonts and typography.

The History of Typography, which is just over 5 minutes long, covers everything from Blackletter to Caslon, Pixel Type and the way technology has evolved to allow anyone to create their own typeface.

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These Five Old-School Printers Show Off the History of Graphic Design

These Five Old-School Printers Show Off the History of Graphic Design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The machines preserved there span more than 150 years of printing history, ranging from a 3,000 pound mammoth to a Civil War-era letterpress. It's as much a museum as it is an art studio. Check out five printers from their collection below.

 
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Photographer Takes Portraits of Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Dressed as Famous Women from History

Photographer Takes Portraits of Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Dressed as Famous Women from History | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To commemorate her daughter Emma’s fifth birthday, and to provide her with strong role models, photographer Jaime Moore took portraits of the girl dressed as five great women from history.

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Design Is History

Design Is History | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

As a designer it is important to understand where design came from, how it developed, and who shaped its evolution. The more exposure you have to past, current and future design trends, styles and designers, the larger your problem-solving toolkit. The larger your toolkit, the more effective of a designer you can be.

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