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JFK and me: pictures of the president

JFK and me: pictures of the president | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

John F Kennedy's untimely death has meant that the president remained for many a symbol of youth and promise, frozen in time in a series of iconic photographs. To mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination we ask those whose paths crossed his to choose the photograph of him that means most to them – and to tell us why.

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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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raubdruckerin pirate printers ink berlin's manhole covers

raubdruckerin pirate printers ink berlin's manhole covers | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

raubdruckerin pirate printers create edgy streetwear clothing by printing berlin's manhole covers onto bags and t-shirts.

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design indaba speaker erik kessels on the importance of making errors

design indaba speaker erik kessels on the importance of making errors | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

the dutch creative's goal is to make every piece of work social--something that can engage and become part of a community, rather than just rack up 'likes'.

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Hi-Tech Pen Can Draw in Over 16 Million Colors, Scanned From Real Life

Hi-Tech Pen Can Draw in Over 16 Million Colors, Scanned From Real Life | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The new Cronzy pen takes a tried and true drawing utensil and matches it with modern technology to realize every illustrator’s dream tool. The pen can create over 16 million CMYK ink colors in seconds, with each shade either selected through its Bluetooth-synced smartphone app or scanned from real-life surroundings. Users simply point the device at any object to capture its true tint, which can then be sketched straight onto any ordinary canvas, be it sketchbook or skin.

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Dual Room reappropriates the glory hole in its identity for a festival about sexuality

Dual Room reappropriates the glory hole in its identity for a festival about sexuality | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

"La Fête du Slip":http://www.lafeteduslip.ch/2016/en/home/ is an annual event in Switzerland that aims to convey a “positive and celebratory approach to sexualities,” and through a series of creative events it addresses ideas surrounding gender, body image and sex. While the festival is an important event, which covers many issues, there’s a tongue-in-cheek flavour to the whole programme. As such, Berlin-based studio Dual Room has adopted a similar mischievous approach for the identity that's been inspired by the glory hole – a universal cavern, devoid of judgement.

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The Graduates 2016

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Our annual showcase of the most exciting students graduating from UK art and design courses is back for its eighth year, presenting a range of talented graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and more. We’re championing their work here with the kind support of G . F Smith, whose gorgeous range of papers and services can be just the thing for new and soon-to-be creative grads.
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On the Origin of Emoji

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A new book published by Prestel explores the history of emoji and its rise as a global communication phenomenon. Penned by UK-based writer Gavin Lucas, The Story of Emoji provides an overview of the evolution of visual symbols and simply-

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LUDMILA BREDIKHINA — Interview

LUDMILA BREDIKHINA — Interview | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
When I was a kid I loved the letterings in old Russian books. And during my first 4 years of school in Moscow we had special homework that focused on drawing properly letters and numbers. Everyday we had to copy 50 times a set of characters and I really loved doing that.
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George Philip Wright's Vochlea tool turns voice into instrument

George Philip Wright's Vochlea tool turns voice into instrument | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This prototype tool by Royal College of Art graduate George Philip Wright can transform users' voices into drums, guitars and other musical instrument.

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Arles 2016 : journal du Off 

Arles 2016 : journal du Off  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ce journal du Off imagé vous emmène dans une balade arlésienne à la découverte des expositions proposées dans toute la ville. Un compte rendu pas tout à fait objectif, et en rien exhaustif, tant la programmation est dense. Au fil des années, Voies Off est passé d’une vingtaine d’évènements répertoriés à plus d’une centaine pour cette édition.

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How Björk's Mask Was 3D-Printed from Her Own Face 

How Björk's Mask Was 3D-Printed from Her Own Face  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It may be what’s inside that counts, but a new collaboration between MIT’s Mediated Matter Group, and a 3D printing company brings Björk’s insides to the outside.

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Is it ever OK to work for free?

Is it ever OK to work for free? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Unfortunately the thorny issue of working or pitching for free isn’t one that’s going anywhere anytime soon. And while we’re sure everyone would agree that you should get paid for work you do, are there some situations where just for the pure joy of creating, it’s OK to make something for nada? 

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Abbas Kiarostami, Acclaimed Iranian Filmmaker, Dies at 76

Abbas Kiarostami, Acclaimed Iranian Filmmaker, Dies at 76 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Associated with the Iranian New Wave of the late 1960s, Mr. Kiarostami was known for his parablelike dramas of ordinary people.

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Unconventional Tourist Photographs Reveal What’s Behind the World’s Most Visited Sights

Unconventional Tourist Photographs Reveal What’s Behind the World’s Most Visited Sights | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

When visiting a monument such as the Taj Mahal, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the microcosm of these iconic sights. Photographer Oliver Curtis is seemingly unfazed by all the action and instead captures scenes that often go unnoticed by tourists—ones that are in the vicinity, but might as well be invisible. In the series Volte-face, he presents images that look opposite to historic sites such as Stonehenge, the Mona Lisa, and Lenin’s Tomb. Often, these views are less than stunning—they’re used for storage, are heavily traveled roads, or are crowded with other people.

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The Olympics Destroyed Rio’s Poor Communities—These Photos Are What's Left

The Olympics Destroyed Rio’s Poor Communities—These Photos Are What's Left | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Loney Abrams spoke to photographer Marc Ohrem-Leclef about his project Olympic Favela that casts a provocative light on the real-life effects of the multibillion-dollar sporting event on the vulnerable city.

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Two Unopened Rolls of 1880s Kodak Film Completes Museum's Remarkably Rare Collection

Two Unopened Rolls of 1880s Kodak Film Completes Museum's Remarkably Rare Collection | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

There hasn’t been a more fitting Kodak moment for the George Eastman Museum than when they recently purchased two remarkably rare boxes of Kodak films. The first is the only known box of Kodak Film introduced for the Kodak camera in 1888, and the other is one of three boxes of Kodak Transparent Film introduced in 1889.

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Si la photo était une épreuve olympique

La sélection photo du Temps des meilleurs clichés pris aux JO de Rio.

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Best of the Web: World Photo Day 2016

Best of the Web: World Photo Day 2016 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

On 19 August 1839 the French Government purchased the patent for the daguerreotype process and announced it as a “free gift to the world” – World Photo Day commemorates this event. We decided to change Best of the Web slightly this week and have asked everyone at 21 Downham Road to suggest the work of a photographer that they like.

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What are some of the most widely circulated fake pictures?

What are some of the most widely circulated fake pictures? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
According to Twitter accounts like HistoricalPics, the sight of two women wearing shorts in public for the very first time in 1937 was scandalous enough to cause the car accident above. Except that it didn't. And it wasn't the first time women wore shorts in public. City of Toronto Archives, and asked them about the image. They confirmed the date of the photo (1937) and said that it was not only staged, but that they have plenty of other photos of women wearing shorts that predate this one. Shorts weren't common quite yet, but they were certainly around. And if you spend even half a second looking at the image, you'll notice plenty of clues that it's a staged photo. The car doesn't have a single dent. Those cheeky Canadians could've achieved a much more authentic look by plowing that car into a light pole at high speed.
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JOHN CHIARA’S CAPTIVATING VISTAS

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John Chiara is devoted to the contact print, for this is is the only way he can evoke the expression he is after. Having realised early on that too much information was lost in the darkroom enlargement process when using standard size negatives, he set about developing his own equipment and processes. The resulting large format box cameras he has created enable him to produce the images he wants, if even the unwieldiness of the equipment means it needs hauling round on a flatbed trailer. Chiara’s working method consists of physically entering the camera, instinctively manoeuvring the photographic paper, and using his hands to burn and dodge the image to his liking.
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Fiona O'Leary designs pocket-sized font detector

Fiona O'Leary designs pocket-sized font detector | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Royal College of Art graduate Fiona O'Leary has designed a prototype gadget that can identify the font used in any book or magazine (+ movie).

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Carnet d’Arles

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Tenir un carnet de route des soirées de la semaine d'ouverture des Rencontres d'Arles revient à jouer l'équilibriste, jongler avec les mondanités, souhaiter ne pas être trop ennuyeux, ne pas tomber dans l'écueil des répétitions des noms et soirées, bref rendre compte d’une atmosphère électrique avec distance et humour.

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The best and worst of Olympic logo design since the 1920s

The best and worst of Olympic logo design since the 1920s | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We've rounded up the best and worst logos that have been produced for the summer Olympics, including Milton Glaser and Alice Rawsthorn's favorite.

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An Interview with the British Photographer Kurtiss Lloyd off Brick Lane, London

An Interview with the British Photographer Kurtiss Lloyd off Brick Lane, London | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The British photographer Kurtiss Lloyd and I first met at the Nomadic
Community Garden off Brick Lane, London. There we spent an afternoon talking and taking photographs of the street art. Finding his way to photography through an interest in dance, Kurtiss grew up in an English mining town without any artistic training. But he soon found his way into the fashion world, collaborating with brands like Dior, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Philip Tracey. 

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These Are the Best iPhone Photos of 2016

These Are the Best iPhone Photos of 2016 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The iPhone is like a pen in our hands. Good or bad, the pen itself will never write poems, but the poets will.

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Michael Cimino obituary

Michael Cimino obituary | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

American director and screenwriter who had a huge hit with his 1978 film The Deer Hunter, but a disastrous flop with Heaven’s Gate two years later.

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