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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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Nigel Stanford makes sound visible for Cymatics music video

Nigel Stanford makes sound visible for Cymatics music video | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This music video by New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford shows a series of experiments that demonstrate how sound waves affect different types of matter.

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Celebrating the flyer art that helped define rave and acid house culture

Celebrating the flyer art that helped define rave and acid house culture | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Chelsea Louise Berlin’s new book Rave Art draws on her huge collection of flyers, invites, membership cards and other ephemera from the early 1980s onwards to celebrate the lo-fi visual culture which was so intrinsically linked to the UK club scene. Not only are these fascinating visual artefacts, they were also vital to the way the scene spread and partygoers communicated how, when and where the next raves would take place.

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Philip Selway's Coming Up For Air music video recreates classic cinema

Philip Selway's Coming Up For Air music video recreates classic cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Spanish filmmakers NYSU have emulated the dramatic camera movements associated with classic Hollywood cinema to make Philip Selway's new music video.

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Heads explode into pixels in Gal Muggia's music video for Adi Ulmansky

Heads explode into pixels in Gal Muggia's music video for Adi Ulmansky | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Gal Muggia aimed to create a "fractured reality" with stretched landscapes, digital boxes and heads of pixels in this music video for Adi Ulmansky.

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Watch Closely Now: Creative Graphic Design - Galway International Arts Festival 14 – 27 July 2014

Watch Closely Now: Creative Graphic Design - Galway International Arts Festival 14 – 27 July 2014 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Galway International Arts Festival is a creative collision of performance, music, visual art, discussion and theatre. It is one of Ireland's most vibrant and exciting Festivals offering a wide range of experiences from world-class theatre to impromptu musical performances on Galway's winding streets.

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The Talks | Interviews with figures from pop culture: fashion, film, art, music

The Talks | Interviews with figures from pop culture: fashion, film, art, music | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Every week The Talks publishes an interview and portrait with a leading creative voice of our times, a curated selection of interviews with personalities from the fields of art, film, fashion, music, and sports.

The Talks was founded in 2011 by Sven Schumann and Johannes Bonke.

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Tip top record sleeve design from German duo Schultzschultz

Tip top record sleeve design from German duo Schultzschultz | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Marc Schütz and Ole Schulte founded Frankfurt-based agency Schultzschultz in 2007 and their impressive portfolio includes books, posters, identities and the like. But it’s their work for the music industry that really caught my eye, thanks to the unbelievable amount of top-quality record sleeves they have produced.

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An Interactive Musical Art Installation for Kids

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The weekly post on the Arduino Micro,  made in collaboration with Adafruit, is dedicated to an installation for kids made by Scott Garner, a designer, developer and craftsman:

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This Musical Typewriter Turns Sentences Into Sound

This Musical Typewriter Turns Sentences Into Sound | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

What would a word, sentence or paragraph sound like translated through an outdated machine?

This strange question actually has an answer, thanks to Lasse Munk and Søren Andreasen, two musically inclined designers from Denmark. By connecting some old-school machinery to new-fangled technology, the duo has figured out a way to translate your words into music.

 

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The New Design Beat

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If you have seen the picture above, now you are probably being flashed by thousands of images from the past, back in the good old times! In all of them you are dancing to some kick-ass music that comes from this huge yet awesome speakers without the need of any cable! Axel Pfaender, a Berlin-based illustrator and DJ, dreamt about getting back these special moments and decided it was time for a cool and fun mobile speaker … a soundsystem to show off, like back in the days.

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The vinyl record you play with a smartphone

The vinyl record you play with a smartphone | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
An envelope turntable and ingenious use of QR codes create a new way for dance music label Kontor to showcase their work to the advertising industry.
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In Memoriam: Graphic Artist Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)

In Memoriam: Graphic Artist Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We've got sad news to pass along this afternoon [18 April 2013] as graphic artist Storm Thorgerson has passed away. The news was confirmed by English journalist and songwriter Polly Samson, who's also David Gilmour's wife.

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Exposition Musique & Cinéma, le mariage du siècle ? - Du 19 mars au 18 août - Cité de la musique / Paris

Exposition Musique & Cinéma, le mariage du siècle ? - Du 19 mars au 18 août - Cité de la musique / Paris | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Découvrez l'exposition Musique & Cinéma, le mariage du siècle ? - Du 19 mars au 18 août à la Cité de la musique - Paris

 

Visit an exhibition called ”Music and Cinema”, The Wedding of the Century”at the Cité de la musique in Paris. Cinema was born in the 19th century and became, over the years, one of the most popular art forms in the world. During the same period, music developed and there was a crucial evolution in sound production and diffusion. The fact that both arts quickly transformed into a ”cultural business” explains that their relationship is an ancient, but also a complex one. The combination of music and cinema caused as many pleasures as disruptions, success and failures and without a doubt, as much passion as scornfulness.

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Tomek Ducki animates Adam and Eve story like an "underground party"

Tomek Ducki animates Adam and Eve story like an "underground party" | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The story of Adam and Eve is told through acid-coloured graphics in this music video for electronic artist Zhu by director Tomek Ducki.

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Incredible photographs of The Clash and the Beastie Boys by Josh Cheuse

Incredible photographs of The Clash and the Beastie Boys by Josh Cheuse | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
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Monza: Storm Thorgerson The Gathering Storm

Monza: Storm Thorgerson The Gathering Storm | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A storm (of emotions) is gathering, with images that involve the visitor: especially if these pictures are signed by Storm Thorgerson and the visitors love rock.

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Baron Wolman : Woodstock

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2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Woodstock. Baron Wolman was Rolling Stone magazine’s first photographer. In 1969 he attended what would become the most famous music festival of all time. This June, Reel Art Press releasesWoodstock, an edition featuring Wolman’s photographs, published here in their entirety for the first time, with a  worldwide launch and an exhibition in London in June.

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sonore visuel | histoire et actualité des arts audiovisuels, par Benoît Montigné

sonore visuel | histoire et actualité des arts audiovisuels, par Benoît Montigné | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

sonore visuel est consacré à l'histoire et à l’actualité des arts audiovisuels dans leur acception la plus large : arts sonores, performance audiovisuelle, installation sonore, sculpture sonore, art vidéo, musique visuelle, cinéma expérimental, animation, art vidéo, nouveaux médias, transmédia. Le site explore le rapport image/son dans l'art à travers une sélection d'artistes et d'œuvres.

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 'VisualSound' is devoted to the history and current audiovisual arts in their broadest sense: sound art, audiovisual performance, sound installation, sound sculpture, video art, visual music, experimental cinema, animation, video art, new media, transmedia. The site explores the relationship image / sound in art, through a selection of artists and works.

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 'VisualSound' is devoted to the history and current audiovisual arts in their broadest sense: sound art, audiovisual performance, sound installation, sound sculpture, video art, visual music, experimental cinema, animation, video art, new media, transmedia. The site explores the relationship image / sound in art, through a selection of artists and works.

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Top 12 Album Covers Designed by Famous Artists

Top 12 Album Covers Designed by Famous Artists | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From Banksy and Blur to Gerhard Richter and Sonic Youth, the most iconic album covers.

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The Nirvana Diary: Photographer Steve Gullick on Photographing the Legendary Band

The Nirvana Diary: Photographer Steve Gullick on Photographing the Legendary Band | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Think about a single band that you’d want to photograph. Steve Gullick has photographed Nick Cave, The Prodigy, Patti Smith, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and many more, and his photos have appeared in The Times, Mojo, Rolling Stone, Wire, Q and NME to name but a few. But Gullick fell in love with Nirvana back in the 1990s and went on to have the opportunity to photograph Kurt, Krist and Dave and their crazy times. Steve is releasing “The Nirvana Diary” soon, which he describes as a photograph journey of the times that he spent shooting the band.

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From the Archives: The Daft Punk Interview

From the Archives: The Daft Punk Interview | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Over the weekend, Daft Punk won Record of the Year for Random Access Memories at the Grammys. That inspired us here at Whitewall to revisit one of our coolest features, from way back in the summer of 2009. It was our Issue #14 interview with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter. So, from the Whitewall Vault, here’s an excerpt from the interview by Scott Indrisek and some pretty stellar photographs of the duo’s iconic suits by Mitch Feinberg.

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My Favourite Music Video: This week is from super animation due Becky and Joe

My Favourite Music Video: This week is from super animation due Becky and Joe | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Both Becky and Joe found it hard to pick their ultimate favourite music video for this feature. This is funny because only the other day a few of us at It’s Nice That decided that Becky and Joe were officially, hands down our favourite video makers. Are you one of the 14 million people that have watched Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared? If so then you’ll probably agree with us. Here they are telling us about which videos they hold dear to their strange but hilarious little hearts.

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Retro Graphic Design Of Cassette Labels Turned Into Gorgeous Typographic Posters

Retro Graphic Design Of Cassette Labels Turned Into Gorgeous Typographic Posters | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

After giving us these beautiful baggage tag-inspired posters, UK-based illustrator and graphic artist Neil Stevens has recently created a new series of posters that are based on the minimalist designs of cassette inlay labels. 
If you are old enough to remember how cassettes look like, the graphics, layouts and typographic styles found on these attractive posters would seem familiar to you.

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Graphic Design: Noncollective's second EP is a bold, hand-screened beauty

Graphic Design: Noncollective's second EP is a bold, hand-screened beauty | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dave McFarline’s recent work for Noncollective’s second EP ticks all of those tactile boxes, utilising the hand-screen printing skills of Bob Eight Pop to produce 300 record sleeves that are all unique, thanks to the expert blending of three different inks on the screens. Aside from the vibrant colour, a very minimal use of of Futura finishes the package off with style. It’s an object you’ll be tempted to own even if you’ve no idea what the music’s all about (although it’s excellent, we assure you).

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Swissted: Swiss Typography Style Posters

Swissted: Swiss Typography Style Posters | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

These posters were designed by graphic designer Mike Joyce inspired by his love of punk rock and swiss modernism. Mike redesigned many rock show flyers into international style posters. Each design is set in lowercase berthold akzidenz-grotesk medium (not helvetica). Every single one of these shows actually happened.

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