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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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The new ECAL type foundry is online!

The new ECAL type foundry is online! | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

With this website created in collaboration with Swiss Typefaces, ECAL is probably the first university in the world to have launched an online type foundry, allowing direct access for anyone to a selection of typefaces, all designed by students.

Thanks to renowned professors such as François Rappo, Aurèle Sack, Ian Party, Gilles Gavillet and Ludovic Balland, and prestigious visiting lecturers such as Frederik Berlaen, Kai Bernau, Peter Bilak, Laurenz Brunner, Christian Schwartz, Paul Barnes and Emmanuel Rey, ECAL has been able to boast a solid reputation in Type Design teaching for several years. 

Fonts designed by students during the Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Art Direction courses (or for the diploma) are regularly used for ECAL corporate communications (posters, invitations cards, catalogues...), and because of this usage, people often ask to us how to acquire these typefaces, in particular our Headline Fonts.

This website is here to answer those requests. ECAL is proud to be able to share these fonts with the largest possible audience and to offer a platform for our students, deserving heirs of a typically Swiss know-how.

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Cannes Review: Matthias Schoenaerts And Diane Kruger Shine In Alice Winocour's 'Disorder'

Cannes Review:  Matthias Schoenaerts And Diane Kruger Shine In Alice Winocour's 'Disorder' | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A compact, effective, if low-key film that takes an interestingly counterintuitive approach to its blending of arthouse and genre elements, Alice Winocour's "Disorder" (which will be its title in the U.S. where its French name "Maryland" might suggest a light comedy involving rival crabcake recipes) is a small but polished find. Starring an entirely convincing Matthias Schoenaerts and a delicately understated Diane Kruger, the film moves in the opposite direction to many hybrids, starting out as a more formally adventurous exercise in empathy for a character suffering from a collection of symptoms that suggest Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but switching gear in its second half to take on the form of a genre thriller. Perhaps surprisingly, while a certain amount of the nuance is lost or left unresolved by this shift, it perhaps is the stronger film in those latter home-invasion sections, where Winocour shows a very sure, swift hand for rhythm and tension building that would, in a just world, have Hollywood calling.

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Book : Encerrados 10 years, 74 prisons by Valerio Bispuri

Book : Encerrados 10 years, 74 prisons by Valerio Bispuri | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

“Encerrados is not a book on prisons; it is a book on lost freedom, on freedom never had. If you are unable to grasp the difference immediately, it is perhaps because you have led a happy life and for you prison and lack of freedom are concepts that coincide. Yet the difference does exist, and it is anything but subtle.

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Wes Anderson designs retro Milan café for Prada

Wes Anderson designs retro Milan café for Prada | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The US director hopes his Bar Luce will prove to be a great place to spend some 'non-fictional' afternoons.

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Head on Festival (Sydney 2015)

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2015 marks the 6th outing of Sydney’s Head On Photo Festival, which is Australia’s largest photographic event. This year Moshe Rosenzveig, the festival’s director, has programmed an eclectic group of exhibitions designed to attract those who are professionals as well as enthusiasts and novices. And with more than 50 Featured Exhibitions, and an Associated Program, photography in all its forms is represented.

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https://headon.com.au

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ECAL Interaction Design students' innovative Beijing documentation

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After a holiday I usually struggle into the arrivals lounge with carrier bags brimming with tat, a couple of sandy disposable cameras, an empty wallet and an Instagram account groaning under the weight of all the gratuitous exotic photographs I’ve inflicted on my friends. I don’t often spend my time coming up with innovative alternative ways to log my trip. Which is the difference between me and the BA Media and Interaction Design students at ECAL, or the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in Switzerland.

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ÉCAL students examine the selfie at PhotoBooth exhibition

ÉCAL students examine the selfie at PhotoBooth exhibition | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photography and product design students at ÉCAL have paired up to create interactive objects and installations that examine the phenomenon of the selfie.

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Russia's Secret Services Shut Down Exhibition

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Russian secret services have shut down the Metenkov House Museum of Photography. The Kremlin is said to be upset by a western boycott.

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Recently Rejected

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Artist and art director Mario Hugo, who founded the agency Hugo & Marie, knew that he wasn’t the only designer sitting on troves of unseen work. Hoping to give unfinished work a proper burial, he sent out a call to designers and illustrators and gathered projects that had been rejected or never published. Recently Rejected, Hugo’s newly launched website, shines a spotlight on this underappreciated material—and much of it is beautiful. From rejected covers for Wired magazine to unseen T-shirt graphics to project sketches for Coldplay, the images on the site are comforting reminders that rejection and failure are inevitable parts of the creative process. This can be easy to forget when designers usually only share polished final products.

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Alex Prager’s knee-high perspective

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The Californian photographer’s new Hong Kong show offers a childlike view of her idiosyncratic vision.

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A Rare Interview With Graphic Design Legend Massimo Vignelli

A Rare Interview With Graphic Design Legend Massimo Vignelli | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From 2006, the late designer shares the story behind his infamous New York subway map and why typographic elegance will prevail.

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Too much love for soft toys – in pictures

Too much love for soft toys – in pictures | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

German artist Katja Kemnitz photo series has been inspired by her daughter’s love for a soft toy dog which she brings everywhere she goes. The series of images ‘zerliebtes’ meaning ‘Too Much Love’ feature combined images of the toys when new and after being loved and used.

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The Fashion-Forward Gun Clubs of Switzerland

The Fashion-Forward Gun Clubs of Switzerland | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Marie Rime photographs the sartorial splendor of Swiss shooting culture.

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The Unseen Cinema of HR Giger

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Largely known for his Oscar-winning set design of Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi flick Alien, the Swiss surrealist artist also had a somewhat fruitful career as a niche artist and collaborator. To mark the year since Giger's passing, New York-based filmmaker ZEV DEANS and Giger's longtime agent, LESLIE BARANY, partnered with the Museum of Arts and Design in New York for a two-day film festival, "The Unseen Cinema of HR Giger," which kicks off May 22.

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20th Anniversary Prix HSBC pour la Photographie : Aurore Valade, 2008 Winner

20th Anniversary Prix HSBC pour la Photographie : Aurore Valade, 2008 Winner | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In 2008, the Prix HSBC was awarded to two French artists: Aurore Valade and Guillaume Lemarchal. The artistic advisor was Chantal Grandé, the owner and director of the Galerie Forvm in Tarragona, Spain. Once again, we’ll be talking to the winners about the experience and its impact on their careers. Today it’s Aurore Valade’s turn.

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Cannes 2015 sur Instagram : les photographes chouchous

Cannes 2015 sur Instagram : les photographes chouchous | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Vous avez tapé #Cannes2015 dans Instagram et vous avez l’impression de voir toujours les mêmes images ? Pour ceux qui voudraient aller plus loin, OAI13 vous a préparé une sélection de photographes à suivre sur le réseau ! Fred Stucin, Julien Mignot, Balint Porneczi : à suivre...

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Un certain regard - Maryland, interview with Alice Winocour

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Festival de Cannes 2015: The difficulty soldiers have readjusting to normal life while dealing with the trauma inflicted by war is the subject of Maryland, the second feature film by director Alice Winocour, who was selected to compete for the Short Film Palme d'Or in 2005 with Kitchen.

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Vangardist magazine prints 3000 copies with HIV+ blood-infused ink

Vangardist magazine prints 3000 copies with HIV+ blood-infused ink | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Vangardist worked with Saatchi & Saatchi to tackle the stigma around AIDs by printing an edition in ink infused with the blood of HIV positive people.

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Regardez voir : Taryn Simon on France Inter

Regardez voir : Taryn Simon on France Inter | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Every week, L’Oeil de la Photographie presents the radio program Regardez voir, produced by Brigitte Patient on France Inter. Meeting with Taryn Simon.

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How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Tangerine, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story behind the camera is as surprising as what’s in front of it. Particularly because the camera used to shoot Tangerine was the iPhone 5S.

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Lionel Bovier, l’art du livre depuis 10 ans

Lionel Bovier, l’art du livre depuis 10 ans | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

La maison d’édition d’art contemporain JRP|Ringier fête son dixième anniversaire. Dans ses bureaux zurichois, son directeur genevois parle du passé, des artistes, du numérique sans commenter l’avenir.

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Nike's "Just do it" was based on the last words of a murderer

Nike's "Just do it" was based on the last words of a murderer | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The advertising executive behind Nike's "Just do it" slogan has told Dezeen about how he came up with one of the world's most recognisable taglines.

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Alec Soth: Songbook

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Alec Soth presents a vision of contemporary American community life tinged with melancholy and wry humor, reveling in the space between sincerity and satire.

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Digital photographs can be "disturbing", says Hélène Binet

Digital photographs can be "disturbing", says Hélène Binet | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dezeen spoke to one of the world's leading architectural photographers, Hélène Binet, about her devotion to film and why drone-mounted cameras are "a shock".

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Natural Born Fighters by Frances Bruchez

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In Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, cows of the Hérens breed are natural born fighters.
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