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100 Urban Trends - BMW Guggenheim Lab

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A Glossary of Ideas from the BMW Guggenheim Lab—New York, Berlin, and Mumbai.
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What's new in Visual Communication?
Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Muhammad Ali photographed by Neil Leifer

Muhammad Ali photographed by Neil Leifer | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Neil Leifer (born December 28, 1942) is an American photographer and filmmaker known mainly for his work in the Time Inc. family of magazines.
Leifer was also known for taking risks. For the 1966 heavyweight title fight between Cleveland Williams and Muhammad Ali, he placed a camera in the rafters of the Houston Astrodome in order to get a shot of the canvas when the victor knocked out his competition. It has been said that it is the only photo Neil Leifer took himself that is hanging in his house, also he regards this as his favorite photograph from a 40-year professional career. His shot of Ali and a defeated Williams has been seen by millions and was voted the greatest sport photo ever by The Observer.
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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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John Akomfrah on the Tricky Line Between Art and Cinema

John Akomfrah on the Tricky Line Between Art and Cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The filmmaker and artist speaks to artnet News about his latest exhibition at Lisson Gallery, New York.

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Christo's 'Floating Piers' Temporarily Shuts Down

Christo's 'Floating Piers' Temporarily Shuts Down | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Thousands of visitors were left stranded at Brescia train station, as local authorities tried to control the waves of tourists to Christo's latest project

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Brick magazine enlists Hort, Mirko Borsche and more for a special tribute to Phife Dawg

Brick magazine enlists Hort, Mirko Borsche and more for a special tribute to Phife Dawg | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

14 tritone graphic posters in black, white and salmon have designed by an impressive list of artists and designers including Hort, Mirko Borsche and Catalogue. Brick Design Director, Ric Bell, further encouraged a breadth of response, “the only restrictions we placed on the brief was the limited colour palette as a way of tying everybody’s contributions together, but apart from that, the artists were free to interpret their lines as they saw fit."

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Gordon Parks's Photos of Muhammad Ali 

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Acclaimed "LIFE" magazine photographer Gordon Parks shot Muhammad Ali in 1966 and 1970. Those images are currently on view at the late artist's foundation.

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Photo Series Compares Modern-Day Flooding in Paris to Great Flood of 1910

Photo Series Compares Modern-Day Flooding in Paris to Great Flood of 1910 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

More than 100 years ago, the Seine River rose a record breaking 8.6 m above usual levels, causing the catastrophe known as the 1910 Great Flood of Paris. Over the past week, as the picturesque streets of the French capital city began to submerge once again, artist Julien Knez was struck by the similar atmosphere of fear and awe brought on by water slowly creeping up over the river’s embankments. This time around, though water levels peaked at 6.07m, Knez images demonstrate the striking similarities between eras as the landmarks of Paris are transformed by river swell, back in 1910 and now in 2016.

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Sweet Rebels : à Nyon, la création se joue du handicap mental

Sweet Rebels : à Nyon, la création se joue du handicap mental | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Un atelier de design professionnel emploie des jeunes en situation de handicap. Une démarche pionnière en Suisse.

http://sweetrebels.ch

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A studio of professional design employs young people on situation of disability. A pioneering approach in Switzerland.
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Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Apollo 11 lunar lander's computer almost faltered — but her great code saved it.

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Milton Glaser: we talk drawing, ethics, Shakespeare and Trump with the graphic design legend

Milton Glaser: we talk drawing, ethics, Shakespeare and Trump with the graphic design legend | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Milton Glaser is ready to talk ethics. It’s not the first time, either. Ours is one of a few recent interviews with the graphic designer and creator of the _I ❤ NY_ logo, in which he addresses some of the moral demands of his trade – questions of whether graphic design ought to compromise its integrity for the sake of meeting a client’s demands. On the subject of advertisers and the designers who work for them, Glaser is clear. “Your obligation is to the client, and not necessarily the public. In some cases, you’re encouraging people to buy things that they don’t need, or encouraging them to move in a direction that does not serve them. Frequently in advertising – and PR and journalism as well - we have to persuade people to do things that we don’t really believe in and that they don’t really believe in. Should you participate in something that encourages people to do something that is not good for them? I consider that a core question for journalists and practitioners of graphic art, but it’s too frequently overlooked because it is too painful to answer."

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Les logos de AirBnb, Beats by Dre et Flipboard viennent tous d'un livre publié en 1989

Les logos de AirBnb, Beats by Dre et Flipboard viennent tous d'un livre publié en 1989 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

'Trademarks & Symbols of the World: The Alphabet in Design' est un bouquin rempli de logos cultes.

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Photographer Returns to Chernobyl 30 Years Later with Former Residents

Photographer Returns to Chernobyl 30 Years Later with Former Residents | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For those of you who don’t know, today marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, still considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. To mark the anniversary, EyeEm interviewed Rudya about her experience photographing Prypyat, and what it was like returning over and over again over the past several years.

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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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Charles Negre's cinematically inspired still life photography

Charles Negre's cinematically inspired still life photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Charles Negre is a highly in-demand French photographer working predominantly in still life, capturing scenes through imaginative framing and use of colours.

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Ron Gessel captures the aerial acrobatics of the Red Arrows in Holland

Ron Gessel captures the aerial acrobatics of the Red Arrows in Holland | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographer Ron Gessel had never been to an air show before, but his brother-in-law invited him to one and he decided to pack his camera and head off for the day. “I must say I was really impressed,” says Ron. “I was hoping to capture some great photos but I really had no idea what to expect. So I just started shooting.” His images capture the formations of the Red Arrows, the display team of the RAF, as they go about their death defying feats. Ron’s photos capture the trails left by the flares released by the planes that provides a contrast between the clean lines of the aircraft and the soft hues left in their wake. “The challenge was to get them close and give the photos a kind of emotion or feeling,” he says.

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100 Drones Dance like Fireflies in the Sky for Vivid Sydney

100 Drones Dance like Fireflies in the Sky for Vivid Sydney | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

On Wednesday night, 100 drones took to the sky to perform a synchronized “ballet” to live music played by the Sydney Youth Orchestra.After a coordinated ascent to 105 meters, the 100 LED-equipped quadrocopters performed a series of intricate formations, creating three-dimensional figures above the water at Sydney harbor.

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Ryan Hopkinson pays homage to the human body in his beautiful new film

Ryan Hopkinson pays homage to the human body in his beautiful new film | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographer and director Ryan Hopkinson’s style of work is often minimal, detail driven and breathtakingly beautiful. In his new film Only Human he zooms in on the detail once more, focusing on what makes us human in a purely physical sense. Ryan’s short is the last film that’s been created as part of our partnership with Channel 4 Random Acts, where we’ve commissioned a series of films with five of the most exciting filmmakers working in the industry today. As part of the platform’s expansion, Random Acts now has a TV show, in which our films will appear. Ryan’s film appeared in last night’s episode, which you can now catch up with on All 4 here.

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Child Refugee Photos - Patrick Willocq | Save The Children 

Child Refugee Photos - Patrick Willocq | Save The Children  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Millions of children around the world are being forced to leave their homes because of war, violence and persecution. To highlight child refugees' experiences, we have asked photographer Patrick Willocq to create eight unique photographs telling the stories of children living in camps in Lebanon and Tanzania.
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Design : les recommandations de la NASA

Design : les recommandations de la NASA | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dans le livre sur Elon Musk que j’ai lu il y a quelques semaines, on y parle beaucoup de la NASA (pour National Aeronautics and Space Administration) et notamment de l’incroyable exigence dont les ingénieurs et tous les corps de métiers font preuve. Mais côté design, ça donne quoi ? Je serais curieux de connaître les contraintes des designers de la NASA qui travaillent au quotidien sur des processus de conception, utilisant des méthodologies rigoureuses et pourtant cherchant à imaginer les outils et services qui sont utilisés parfois à des milliers de kilomètres de la Terre.

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ON THE TYPOGRAPHY OF FLIGHT-DECK DOCUMENTATION by Asaf Degani, fulltext available in PDF : https://ti.arc.nasa.gov/m/profile/adegani/Flight-Deck_Documentation.pdf
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Instagram scraps retro logo for more "modern" design

Instagram scraps retro logo for more "modern" design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Mobile photo-sharing app Instagram has ditched its iconic retro camera logo in favour of a simple illustration set against a multicoloured gradient.

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Aperture magazine #223 Vision & Justice 

Aperture magazine #223 Vision & Justice  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Aperture magazine #223, “Vision & Justice” addresses the role of photography in the African American experience, guest edited by Sarah Lewis, distinguished author and art historian.

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Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives

Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

These are the haunting images that captured the true scale of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The black and white shots, taken in the weeks following the 1986 Ukraine tragedy, revealed the truth behind the tragedy Soviet authorities were trying to hush up. But despite helping the outside world to understand what happened that fateful April 26 day, the pictures have had a devastating human cost. Of the four photographers chronicling the tragedy, Anatoly Rasskazov and Valery Zufarov have died from radiation-related diseases and Igor Kostin is constantly ill from the exposure.

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Les funestes séquelles des photographes de Tchernobyl
http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2016/04/25/photographier-la-catastrophe-de-tchernobyl_4908451_3244.html
Anatoly Rasskazov est l’un des rares photographes, avec Igor Kostin, Volodymyr Repik, et Valery Zufarov, à avoir documenté les premières heures de la catastrophe. Mais de ces instants, il ne reste que peu d’images d’archives.
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