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Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013: Picture of female jockey Katie Walsh crowned winner

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013: Picture of female jockey Katie Walsh crowned winner | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Spencer Murphy has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for a picture of jockey Katie Walsh taken at Kempton Park Racecourse.

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Top creatives' for advice for grads on putting together a portfolio

Top creatives' for advice for grads on putting together a portfolio | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

“I have had several emailed PDF’s lately that started off well but then went on far too long, and the standard naturally dropped. We tend to judge someone from their worst piece of work.”

Tony Brook

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"Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s" at ICA

"Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s" at ICA | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This summer, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London presents the first significant British exhibition of the influential Viennese architectural magazine Bau from the 1960s and 1970s.

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This Illustrator Has Created A Picture A Day For The Last Eight Years

This Illustrator Has Created A Picture A Day For The Last Eight Years | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Mike Winkelmann has been creating a daily illustration since 2007. Now over 3,000 images in, his work has started to veer into science fiction territory.

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Drones, AK-47s and grenades: Afghan war rugs

Drones, AK-47s and grenades: Afghan war rugs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Afghan weavers have been incorporating contemporary images of war into their rugs since 1979, when Soviet forces occupied major areas of the country. Following 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, helicopters, hand grenades, and even predator drones have begun to feature in the intricate designs. Online business WarRug.com has been curating some of the best examples from the region since the mid 1990s, with prices ranging from $300 up to several thousand.

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Prolific iPhone photographer David Luraschi takes to the streets of New York

Prolific iPhone photographer David Luraschi takes to the streets of New York | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Paris-based photographer David Luraschi hasn’t spent time in New York City for a good while now, so when the opportunity arose to pass a few weeks wandering the city, visiting friends and snapping people on the street unawares, as is his wont, he grabbed it. “I kind of revisited my experience as an American in America,” he says. “I always forget how monumental it is – not necessarily the architecture but just the size and the amount of people. I think that is always surprising.”

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Arles 2015: A Lovely Time, But…

Arles 2015: A Lovely Time, But… | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Sure, the exhibitions were great, and from the very first day there was a kind of infectious joy. The whole city seemed to be living and breathing photography. Everyone wanted this first edition led by Sam Stourdzé to be a success, and it was. Lots of great exhibitions—Paolo Woods, Sandro Miller,...
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Filippo Venturi Made in Korea

Filippo Venturi Made in Korea | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Until the ’60s, South Korea was almost a mediaeval country, poor and underdeveloped. After just 40 years, South Korea is now one of the most advanced countries in the world.
In 2015 I crossed the country, starting from Seoul, reaching the Northern border and then heading towards the extreme South-East until Busan and then coming back through the Western territory.

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Death of Harold Feinstein (1931 - 2015)

Death of Harold Feinstein  (1931 - 2015) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Harold Feinstein, master photographer and renowned teacher, died in his home on Saturday, June 20, 2015. His wife Judith Thompson was at his side. Feinstein was born in Coney Island Hospital in 1931 of Jewish immigrant parents. He began photographing in 1946 at the age of 15 by borrowing a Rolleiflex from a neighbor and heading straight to Coney Island. Certain of his calling as an artist, he dropped out of school at the age of 16 and became the youngest member of New York’s historic Photo League in 1949.

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New Zealand flag redesign shortlist is announced

New Zealand flag redesign shortlist is announced | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In a meeting that I can only imagine required several gallons of coffee and a bunch of sugary snacks, the New Zealand Government panel has succeeding in narrowing down its potential future flag design from 10,292 designs to a longlist of 40. They vary from graphic black, white and red designs to others which include greens and blues, and are mainly focused around an arrangement of stars, waves and the national silver fern emblem.

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ManvsMachine creates “badly behaved” new ITV2 branding

ManvsMachine creates “badly behaved” new ITV2 branding | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

ManvsMachine has not only managed to incorporate dachshunds in hotdog outfits, explosive biscuit dunking and a whole lotta flippers into its ITV2 channel rebrand, but it’s also ensured that there’s not one, not two, nor even 100 different iterations of the ident. Nope, there are a whopping 300,000 of them. As the agency puts it, “you would have to stay tuned-in for 36 years to enjoy every possible combination.”

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Brilliant photographs of holidaymakers on cruise ships in the 1990s

Brilliant photographs of holidaymakers on cruise ships in the 1990s | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ian Hughes is a photographer whose first job on leaving art college in Merseyside in 1989 was as a photographer on American and Italian cruiseships – a funny and strange occupation which placed him front and centre on the summer holidays of thousands of unsuspecting, life-loving tourists. He shot every moment of their vacations, from their arrival onto the boat, ticket still in hand, to posing proudly on beaches or over tea and biscuits in the restaurant on-board, and unsurprisingly, his snapshots include some treasures that beat any staged family portrait. His collection is a glorious and unpredictable archive, and we cannot get enough of it. Especially that large man and his poor, poor camel.

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Tokyo's Spaces

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Tokyo is teeming with independent art spaces that present exhibitions, sell photobooks, and provide platforms for discussing photography. Journalist Kenji Takazawa provides an essential guide for your next photographic tour of Japan’s capital. This online-only piece is published in conjunction with the “Tokyo” issue of Aperture magazine.

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Les Graphiquants puts together a lovely bit of art direction for Stéphane Kélian

Les Graphiquants puts together a lovely bit of art direction for Stéphane Kélian | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Not only does Paris-based studio Les Graphiquants have a remarkably fully formed design portfolio to proffer up to curious website snoopers (us); it also excels in art direction and set design, as this great bit of work for shoe designer Stéphane Kélian proves. Les Graphiquants, AKA Romain Rachlin, Maxime Tétard, Cyril Taieb and François Dubois, worked on a vibrant geometrically led poster design for the brand. These shapes then translate into circular and rectangular blocks of solid colour which were leaned against walls and worked into staircases for corresponding photoshoots with models. Then, these in turn were used to compile the AW15 lookbook, which does a gorgeous job of matching up set design with page layouts. It’s extraordinarily coherent, and by the looks of it it’s only one of many arrows to the studio’s bow.
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Photographer Gets Rejected, Publishes Her Rejection Letters In New Book

Photographer Gets Rejected, Publishes Her Rejection Letters In New Book | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

I think this subject of rejection, aseptically in the art world is something that isn't spoken enough about. This book allows this discussion with some humor and dignity - rejection isn't something of shame, it is just a part of the artists journey.

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Russia Convicts Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Russia Convicts Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Find out why Westerners are up in arms over Russia's conviction and 20-year sentencing of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, on terror charges.

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Inside the PhotoBook Award Entries

Inside the PhotoBook Award Entries | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photobooks from around the world are arriving at Aperture’s Chelsea office as entries to this year’s Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

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Manon van Hoeckel designs "neutral" travelling embassy

Manon van Hoeckel designs "neutral" travelling embassy | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Manon van Hoeckel is crowdfunding the In Limbo Embassy, a travelling office that aims to facilitate open discussion around immigration in the Netherlands.

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A bold art gallery identity that changes to reflect every decade of 20th Century art

A bold art gallery identity that changes to reflect every decade of 20th Century art | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It can’t be an easy brief to create designs for an art gallery: the precedent has been set with clean, polite branding; and there’s the constant emphasis on letting the work do the talking. Sometimes though an identity comes along and gleefully swipes away convention, like this one by London-based designer Alice Donadoni. She was tasked with creating custom typography and broadening for the January, February and March monthly programmes for Museo del Novecento, Milan, which is devoted to showing 20th Century art.

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Arles 2015 : Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Awards

Arles 2015 : Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Awards | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For the first time, les Rencontres d’Arles is offering an award to assist with the publication of a dummy book : Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Awards. Endowed with a €25,000 budget production budget, this new prize is open to all photographers and artists using photography who submit a dummy book that has never been published. Special attention will be paid to experimental and innovative editorial forms.

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Hermès éditeur : Julio Le Parc

Hermès éditeur : Julio Le Parc | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For the past few years, Hermès has been offering a unique sensory experience with a special series of its iconic silk squares designed by some of the great artists of our time, from Josef Albers to Daniel Buren. More recently, Hiroshi Sugimoto, with his “shadow colors,” brought us the Tokyo dawns he captured every morning with his Polaroid camera. The series was exhibited at the 2013 Rencontres d’Arles.

For the 4th edition, Julio Le Parc, a major artist whose work has been featured recently at the Palais de Tokyo and the Grand palais, has taken the French manufacturer’s silk square and composed an ode to color with “Variations autour de La Longue Marche.”

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Edo Bertoglio : New York Polaroids 1976-1989

Edo Bertoglio : New York Polaroids 1976-1989 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since the ‘60s, the use of Polaroid films has been a new frontier, an obvious and unavoidable instrument for immediacy whose emotional, informal and generational potentialities Edo Bertoglio has well understood and employed since the very first moment. New York Polaroids 1976-1989 is the culmination of his personal diary that covers more than ten years, in which the Swiss photographer and filmmaker used the camera as a pop and documentary tool. We find his friends and some of the most important artists of the New York of that era, including Arto Lindsay, Grace Jones, Maripol, Glenn O’Brien, Debbie Harry, Madonna, Andy Warhol and John Lurie.

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Paris : Before Landing by Michel Houellebecq at Galerie VU

Paris : Before Landing by Michel Houellebecq at Galerie VU | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Since the beginning of his career, photography has supported and prolonged Michel Houellebecq’s written reflection on our society, Informed by his cinema studies, his relationship was already perceptible in Lanzarote (2000), a book bringing together the titular short story with a collection of la...
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San Francisco : Duchamp in Pasadena by Julian Wasser

San Francisco : Duchamp in Pasadena by Julian Wasser | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In 1963 a long overdue retrospective for Marcel Duchamp, arguably the most significant and influential artist of the 20th century was held at the Pasadena Art Museum. The exhibition, curated by art world renegade and acting museum director, Walter Hopps, was Duchamp’s very first museum retrospective in the United States and a coup for the West Coast art world. Having produced some of the most groundbreaking examples of conceptual art since the early part of the century, Duchamp was a legendary figure by the 1960s and his presence in California was a pivotal moment in L.A. history and lore. 

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo designer refutes plagiarism

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo designer refutes plagiarism | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo designer Kenjiro Sano has denied allegations that he has copied the design from an emblem for a Belgian theatre.

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What's the best handwriting font?

What's the best handwriting font? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
ECAL Library's insight:

If you want to give your design a personal or human touch, what you really need might not be a font, but actual handwriting. If the project doesn’t include a lot of text and that text doesn't need to change dynamically, you’ll get much better results if you hire a lettering artist. Here are a few I recommend.

http://www.quora.com/Whats-the-best-handwriting-font

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John Rushton's curator insight, August 11, 4:26 AM

If you want to give your design a personal or human touch, what you really need might not be a font, but actual handwriting. If the project doesn’t include a lot of text and that text doesn't need to change dynamically, you’ll get much better results if you hire a lettering artist. Here are a few I recommend.

http://www.quora.com/Whats-the-best-handwriting-font

Jacqueline Heard's curator insight, August 18, 1:50 AM

Mmm, I just want a free flowing handwritten font to show a bit of class... 

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Le sniper-photographe a son gadget : le New York Leica Gun Rifle

Le sniper-photographe a son gadget : le New York Leica Gun Rifle | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

L'essor du photojournalisme en contexte de guerre, cela donne ? Le New York Leica Gun Rifle ! Il vient de trouver un acquéreur qui a déboursé € 288'000 lors du Westlicht Photographica Auction.

ECAL Library's insight:
The range of 'Leica gun' that has various models of this type have been created in the 1930s for sports and nature photographers.
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