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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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From Irving Penn to Deborah Turbeville, 8 Vintage Fashion Photographers That Defined the Genre

From Irving Penn to Deborah Turbeville, 8 Vintage Fashion Photographers That Defined the Genre | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Opening this month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty” showcases some 146 images by the legendary photographer and marks the first retrospective of Penn’s works in nearly two decades.

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Julie Cockburn Slight Exposure

Julie Cockburn Slight Exposure | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This British artist likes to transform found objects and vintage photographs. Julie Cockburn uses embroidery and collage to restore to old photographs the life they had lost over time. She finds the pictures—high school yearbook pictures, Hollywood headshots, landscapes—in garage sales and online, then methodically embellishes and tortures them with pieces of twine, strips of colorful fabric, cutting the photographs into kaleidoscopic patterns.

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LOOK: Incredible Photographs Shine Light On Gay Couples Of Yesteryear

LOOK: Incredible Photographs Shine Light On Gay Couples Of Yesteryear | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From that moment forward, Gent developed an immense passion and curiosity for not only vintage photography, but stories of an untold history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals that could be hidden behind the lens. "That photo made me wonder if this bachelor uncle not only looked like me, but was also gay," Gent told The Huffington Post. "If so, how sad that Uncle Clarence’s family knew nothing about his life, and that he wasn’t able to speak openly about it."

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6 Vintage Commercials that Will Make You Smile

6 Vintage Commercials that Will Make You Smile | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It’s always enjoyable to take a walk down memory lane, and fortunately with the internet, the past is more accessible than ever. For your viewing pleasure, we have compiled a list of six vintage commercials that will make you smile, reminisce and provide a glimpse into a moment frozen in time. What was your most memorable childhood commercial? 

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Vintage Photographs of Tourists on the Overhanging Rock, Yosemite National Park

Vintage Photographs of Tourists on the Overhanging Rock, Yosemite National Park | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Overhanging Rock was a popular location in the early years at Yosemite. Perched 3200 feet over the valley floor, it has been a focal point of trips to Glacier Point ever since the first trails were built to Glacier Point in 1857.
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Sarah Lane's curator insight, May 13, 2014 2:15 PM

Do they allow people to get anywhere close to this overhang today?  I hope not.  Brings back stressful memories of being with the kids at Niagara Falls.

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Ezmer Obsolescence

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These objects tell the story of a generation: the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties. They were used in the daily lives of a household, in each family, bringing, comfort, modernity, leisure and emotions. They were quickly abandoned and forgotten.

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Jesús Dalmau 24 Fotos antiguas Nunca Vistas

Jesús Dalmau 24  Fotos antiguas Nunca Vistas | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The American collector Leon Constantiner sent us this portfolio which he received from an anonymous. The images are surprising.

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Egypt Through Time: Photographs From 1800-2013

Egypt Through Time: Photographs From 1800-2013 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since the 2011 revolution, old photographs of Egypt and classic films showing an elegant and prosperous Egyptian society have sporadically appeared on social networks. Essentially, many are searching to learn and be inspired by the past in order to build a brighter future.  Below, is a collection of photographs of Egypt (mainly from Cairo and Alexandria) taken between the 1800s and present day.

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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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NYC past

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Website NYC PAST is a Tumblr site dedicated to collecting and documenting precious images of New York City from days past. 
Featuring historically valuable pre-war photographs depicting events like the construction of the Grand Central Station to snapshots of the former World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, this beautifully curated site will certainly evoke a sense of nostalgia in you. 

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