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Photographs from Cairo: Amid the Chaos

Photographs from Cairo: Amid the Chaos | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Morsi, along with fourteen other members of the Muslim Brotherhood, face charges for the death, last December, of ten Egyptian citizens. And last week, on The New Yorker’sInstagram feed, the photographer Laura El-Tantawy provided a different view of Cairo, away from the riotous scenes in and outside of the courtroom; as she wrote, a glimpse of “the beauty amid the chaos.”

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‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked

‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Executive produced by Morgan Neville, the documentarians assembled to capture the spotlighted subjects have done a masterful job, by and large, of highlighting the unique sort of artistry at work here. However, episode by episode, every installment strikes such a similar tone and mood that to truly appreciate the difference in aethestics and disciplines on display, you’ll want to space them out.

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Marshall McLuhan in Two Minutes: A Brief Animated Introduction to the 1960s Media Theorist Who Predicted Our Present

Marshall McLuhan in Two Minutes: A Brief Animated Introduction to the 1960s Media Theorist Who Predicted Our Present | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

55 years ago, McLuhan wrote that “the next medium, whatever it is – it may be the extension of consciousness – will include television as its content, not as its environment. A computer as a research and communication instrument could enhance retrieval, obsolesce mass library organization, retrieve the individual’s encyclopedic function and flip it into a private line to speedily tailored data of a salable kind.” As we’ve since discovered, these developments have both their upsides and downsides. But as Coupland writes, consider that passage seriously and “see if it doesn’t give you a chill.”

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The Perverted Photography of Torbjørn Rødland

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Although Torbjørn Rødland recalls having a camera from the age of 11, as a teenager his passion was drawing. "After doing caricatures and political cartoons for local newspapers," he says, "I got fed up with communicating easily decodable idea.

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International Women’s Day 2017: 30 Female Photographers to Watch

International Women’s Day 2017: 30 Female Photographers to Watch | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, the editors of LensCulture have selected 30 female photographers whose work captivates and inspires us. These 30 women have created projects that were among the most popular projects published on LensCulture in the last year.

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Underware

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Underware are German Akiem Helmling, Dutchman Bas Jacobs, and Finn Sami Kortemaki. They respectively reside in the cities of Den Haag, Amsterdam, and Helsinki. Their work is among the most popular of up-and-coming independent type foundries — happy-go-lucky, high-quality, text-friendly typefaces for both display use and comprehensive typesetting. Underware’s typefaces stand out thanks to unique aesthetics, finished quality, and a considered collective presence.

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Every NYT front page since 1852

Fun and hypnotizing: it’s every front page of The New York Times since 1852 in under a minute.

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Ren Hang, Chinese erotic photographer, commits suicide

Ren Hang, Chinese erotic photographer, commits suicide | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Chinese photographer Ren Hang, born in 1987, committed suicide on February 24, 2017. Foam, the museum of photography in Amsterdam, who exhibits him until March 12, issued a statement: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Ren Hang. It is a great honour for Foam to present Ren Hang’s exceptional work until 12 March 2017 in Foam 3h. Our thoughts and sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.”

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MALIKA FAVRE MAKES THE POSTER DANCE! | Montreux Jazz Festival

MALIKA FAVRE MAKES THE POSTER DANCE! | Montreux Jazz Festival | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
The Montreux Jazz Festival gave carte blanche to French illustrator Malika Favre to create the poster for the 51st edition.
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Eloïse Rossetti’s narrative and research-driven graphic design

Eloïse Rossetti’s narrative and research-driven graphic design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Eloïse Rossetti is a Swiss graphic designer from Neuchâtel. A graduate of the prestigious design school ECAL, she has additionally studied at the Gerrit Rietvald Academie in Amsterdam.

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camera lens made from 32000 drinking straws takes pointillistic photographs

camera lens made from 32000 drinking straws takes pointillistic photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

the straw camera produces a multipoint perspective from an array, resulting in pointillism-style photographs.

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Tucker Viemeister proposes Nazi-style logo for Donald Trump

Tucker Viemeister proposes Nazi-style logo for Donald Trump | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Tucker Viemeister has designed a logo for Donald Trump based on Nazi insignia to reflect the billionaire’s “racist hate mongering.

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Swann Auction Results: Sold February 14, 2017 for $62,500. (Pre-sale estimate: $30,000 to $45,000)

Swann Auction Results: Sold February 14, 2017 for $62,500. (Pre-sale estimate: $30,000 to $45,000) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
50 plates from Animal Locomotion, collotypes, 1887 © Eadweard Muybridge Swann Auction Results: Sold February 14, 2017 for $62,500. (Pre-sale estimate: $30,000 to $45,000).
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First edition of the International Festival of Graphic Design in Liège

First edition of the International Festival of Graphic Design in Liège | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A prestigious program for the first International Festival of Graphic Design. Conferences, screenings, workshops and concerts during the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of February 2017.



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Romain Mader wins Foam Paul Huf young photographers award for “naive and absurd” work

Romain Mader wins Foam Paul Huf young photographers award for “naive and absurd” work | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dutch gallery Foam has announced the winner of its "Foam Paul Huf Award":https://www.foam.org/talent/foam-paul-huf-award for emerging young photographers. "Romain Mader":http://stereotyp.es/, born in 1988 in Switzerland, has been awarded the €20,000 prize and an exhibition in Foam for his “naive” and “absurd” images.

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Kodak Ektachrome Film is Coming Back from the Dead

Kodak Ektachrome Film is Coming Back from the Dead | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It's not every day that you hear about a classic film line being brought back from the dead, but that's what's being announced today. Kodak Ektachrome film photographers.

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“I want people to think differently about photography”: ex-ECAL artist Manon Wertenbroek

“I want people to think differently about photography”: ex-ECAL artist Manon Wertenbroek | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since graduating from ECAL in 2014, artist Manon Wertenbroek has been elbowing her way into gallery spaces from Netherlands to Belgium, Italy to France, among them appearances at Art Basel and Amsterdam’s Foam Gallery.

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Amazonia – Light street art installations in the Amazon rainforest

Amazonia – Light street art installations in the Amazon rainforest | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For his new project Amazonia, the French photographer Philippe Echaroux transported his light and ephemeral street art installations in the heart of the Amazon.

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Advertising Shits in your Head extract on subvertising and “graphic resistance”

Advertising Shits in your Head extract on subvertising and “graphic resistance” | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Not-for-profit publisher Dog Section Press describes itself as a distributor of rebellious literature, and its latest title isn’t shy about it. Advertising Shits in your Head explores the history and significance of the subvertising movement, featuring contributions from prominent members of the “graphic resistance” including Public Ad Campaign, Brandalism, Special Patrol Group and Dr. D. Here, we publish an exclusive extract.

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The Smudge: Clay Hickson and Liana Jegers launch publication in reaction to US presidential result

The Smudge: Clay Hickson and Liana Jegers launch publication in reaction to US presidential result | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Illustrator and founder of Tan & Loose Press Clay Hickson and illustrator Liana Jegers have launched a monthly publication The Smudge. The Smudge with its 60s bubbled typeface masthead looks back to a generation of underground newspapers and is produced in reaction to the US presidential election results.

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My First: type foundry Colophon and photographer Sophie Mayanne make a publication

My First: type foundry Colophon and photographer Sophie Mayanne make a publication | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To celebrate the launch of Arjowiggins’ new digital range, we have partnered with the creative papers manufacturer to offer two emerging talents the opportunity to work with an established graphic designer to create a new publication that showcases the work of the participants and the potential of new digital printing techniques.

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This Italian company pioneered innovative startup culture—in the 1930s

This Italian company pioneered innovative startup culture—in the 1930s | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Today, Silicon Valley may be the seat of innovative business culture, but the model for this arguably dates back to Italy in 1932, the year Adriano Olivetti took over his father's typewriter business. 

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David LaChapelle takes on Trump's wall with flamboyant Diesel campaign, Make Love Not Walls

David LaChapelle takes on Trump's wall with flamboyant Diesel campaign, Make Love Not Walls | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

David LaChapelle has directed and photographed the Diesel SS17 campaign, Make Love Not Walls, taking aim at Trump's proposed wall between the US and Mexico and the societal divides it represents. David famously worked with Diesel on its iconic 1995 campaign showing two sailors kissing, which at the time was one of the first big-budget ad campaigns to depict a gay couple in this way.

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chiara mazzocchi captures inner processes through self-portrayals

chiara mazzocchi captures inner processes through self-portrayals | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

italian artist chiara mazzocchi presents her latest photographic and video self-portraits using her SLR camera, depicting personal emotions and processes.

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Stuart Franklin on the ethics of this photo 

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Chairman of World Press Photo panel describes 'moral struggle' in choosing 2017 winner.

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The New Yorker's design team shares its favourite books in this mammoth Bookshelf

The New Yorker's design team shares its favourite books in this mammoth Bookshelf | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Responsible for making these things happen is The New Yorker design team, and here the group of designers, directors, photo editors and more share their favourite books. In this mammoth edition there’s classic children’s books, colour theory and a collection of Israeli posters celebrating International Workers’ Day.

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