What's new in Visual Communication?
39.3K views | +1 today
Follow
 
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)
Curated by ECAL Library
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

The launch of the LabElysée

The launch of the LabElysée | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

On September 23, the Musée de la photographie de l’Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, inaugurated a new space devoted to digital culture. For the moment occupying the loft area of the institution, the LabElysée is first of all an experimental venue. A surface of 200 square meters is slated for a similar space in the future building of the Musée de l’Élysée near the Lausanne train station (opening 2021).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

The mannerism of ambrotypes

The mannerism of ambrotypes | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The hegemony of digital images has backfired, generating a renewed interest in analog photography, and in historical photographic processes in particular. Anxious to distance themselves from the daily flood of pixels, photographers are returning to the daguerreotype, salt or wax paper, gum bichromate, and tintype. These techniques are meticulous, time-consuming, and demanding. They remind us that photography used to be a matter of chemistry as much as optics.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ECAL Library from What's new in Design + Architecture?
Scoop.it!

Polaroid Originals pays homage to "one of the most iconic cameras"

Polaroid Originals pays homage to "one of the most iconic cameras" | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

An independent company dedicated to analogue instant photography has rebranded itself as Polaroid Originals, and launched its first new camera.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Thomas Traum is behind Kenzo’s latest campaign film

Thomas Traum is behind Kenzo’s latest campaign film | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Fashion brand Kenzo has teamed up with Thomas Traum's creative agency Traum Inc for a campaign film to accompany its characteristically colour-filled AW17 collection.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Josh Penn brings awareness to dyslexia with kinetic typography

Josh Penn brings awareness to dyslexia with kinetic typography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Kent-based graphic and motion designer Josh Penn has created a 60-second animation that communicates what its like to have dyslexia.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

ECAL grad Jean-Vincent Simonet’s “totally twisted” image-making

ECAL grad Jean-Vincent Simonet’s “totally twisted” image-making | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Where most photographers search for definition through their method, Jean-Vincent Simonet feeds the intersection where digital and analogue blur. The result? Portraits and still lifes made dizzyingly artificial via an arsenal of post-production techniques. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Blue Tarantulas Inspire 3D-Printed Color That Never Fades

Blue Tarantulas Inspire 3D-Printed Color That Never Fades | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The spiders' blue hue is created not from pigment but by nanostructures in their hairs.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen

BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The BBC has commissioned a new typeface, BBC Reith which will make text easier to read on screen and “will also save the BBC money”. The “master-brand” typeface is named after the organisation’s founder Lord John Reith, and has started to be rolled out gradually starting on BBC Sport.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

The Top Photos in the 2016 Birth Photography Competition 

The Top Photos in the 2016 Birth Photography Competition  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Childbirth: it’s one of life’s great miracles. For the last five years, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) has held a photography contest which celebrates “the beauty of birth and the skill of birth photographers”.  The contest is split into three categories: labor, delivery, and postpartum. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Studio Mathias Clottu redraws Mies van der Rohe’s Allzweck typeface for new exhibition

Studio Mathias Clottu redraws Mies van der Rohe’s Allzweck typeface for new exhibition | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In 1966 architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created a set of sans-serif extended capital letters. The Allzweck alphabet was used on correspondence and to annotate blueprints by the modernist master and has been redrawn by Studio Mathias Clottu to be used in a an exhibition that explores Mies van der Rohe’s proposed plan for building a 19-storey skyscraper in the City of London alongside the built No. 1 Poultry by James Stirling. “We have drawn a bespoke version based on Mies’ letters with some elements of English vernacular alphabets.” explains Mathias. “The result is a more regular set of capitals but keeps some of the more drawn characteristics found in the Allzweck. Its weight is in between a regular and a medium font."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Photographer Brian Finke traces the “birth of booze” with his series for National Geographic

Photographer Brian Finke traces the “birth of booze” with his series for National Geographic | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The brief was to unravel the origins of alcohol and led to the photographer travelling for four months around Peru, Germany, the Republic of Georgia, China and the USA. In the mag, the story explores the idea of how alcohol has been a “prime move of human culture” which has fuelled “the development of arts, language and religion” since its beginnings 9,000 years ago.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Seoul studio Everyday Practice talks about its collaborative approach to design

Seoul studio Everyday Practice talks about its collaborative approach to design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Seoul-based graphic design studio Everyday Practice was founded by Kwon Joonho, Kim Kyung-chul and Kim Eojin, and aims to address “the role of design and how design acts in reality” through its projects. “When we first started our studio, a particular graphic style similar to Dutch and Swiss design was in vogue in Korea, but we have tried to set up our own style,” says the studio. “Each member of Everyday Practice has different design methods and we try to mix and modify them to create a new design practice.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Active Arab Women: Lara Al-Hadeedi records the determination of sporting Kuwaiti women

Active Arab Women: Lara Al-Hadeedi records the determination of sporting Kuwaiti women | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Active Arab Women is a project aiming to overcome Gulf Arab stereotypes by publishing the stories of female athletes in Kuwait. Designer Lara Al-Hadeedi wanted to record their struggles and successes, as sportswomen as well as in their everyday lives.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Visible Girls Revisited - Photographic Series by Anita Corbin

Visible Girls Revisited - Photographic Series by Anita Corbin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The original photographic series, Visible Girls by Anita Corbin portrayed the search for identity; the street-level self that was part of a tribe bond.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

The Mystery Of John. K And His Trove Of Erotic Polaroids

The Mystery Of John. K And His Trove Of Erotic Polaroids | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Collectors stumbled upon an amateur photographer's images after his death. Experts are still puzzled by them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Synchronistic Images Captured in Soviet Era Swimming Pools by Photographer Maria Svarbova

Synchronistic Images Captured in Soviet Era Swimming Pools by Photographer Maria Svarbova | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographer Maria Svarbova is fascinated by the sterile, geometric aesthetic of old swimming pools, especially those built during the Socialist Era in her native country of Slovakia. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

David Luraschi’s strikingly simple new campaign for fashion brand Jacquemus

David Luraschi’s strikingly simple new campaign for fashion brand Jacquemus | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

French American image-maker David Luraschi has stamped his seal across the fashion industry time and time again. Famed for lensing his subjects from behind using the humblest of tools — his iPhone — David’s ability to capture the characters he spots all around him is much famed and often copied.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Infrared photos of 1940s movie audiences are a candid study of American voyeurism

Infrared photos of 1940s movie audiences are a candid study of American voyeurism | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We don’t know who they are, what films are screening, or in which Manhattan movie house. Their faces, crystalized by the faintest of silver light, emerge from a sea of inky blackness, exposed mid-gaze in fits of laughter or sullen concentration, in slumber. The photographer Weegee made these pictures using infrared film and a filtered flashbulb in the early 1940s. It can be assumed he was invisible to his subjects, a silhouette at best huddled in the aisle during a matinee. Their unselfconscious postures and expressions read authentic.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

New printer creates color by shaping nanostructures

New printer creates color by shaping nanostructures | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Researchers developed the structure-based color printing technique as an alternative to ink-based printing, in which colors fade with time.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

The New York Times Magazine’s new cover is actually a painting

The New York Times Magazine’s new cover is actually a painting | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A second tweet by Gail Bichler revealed in a twist that the cover image was actually a painting by Italian sibling duo Miaz brothers, who are known for their blurred, out of focus portraits using spray paint.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Hacking Heidelberg: how Erik Spiekermann came to reinvent the printing process

Hacking Heidelberg: how Erik Spiekermann came to reinvent the printing process | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

After a career as one of the world’s best-known graphic designers, Erik Spiekermann has returned to a teenage hobby and, almost by accident, ended up reinventing the printing process. His newly developed technique is coined “post-digital printing” and combines a traditional letterpress with laser cut, polymer, metal-backed plates, which allows designers to bring their work direct-to-plate. The results are prints with a much higher quality than letterpress and offset, with dark black ink, a tactile quality and a satisfying sharpness.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Stéphane Winter, Die Winter - The Eye of Photography

Stéphane Winter, Die Winter - The Eye of Photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Stephane Winter was born in 1974 in South Korea. At fourteen, he began to photograph his adoptive parents where he lived in Switzerland. They were "experimentations" that he continued until the death of his father in 2011. Titled Die Winter, his series is just as much an autobiography as it is an exploration of different photographic processes. Interview below.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Bouquet – Synaesthetic olfactory device to perceive colour through fragrance

Bouquet – Synaesthetic olfactory device to perceive colour through fragrance | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Created by the ECAL’s Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students, and led by Niklas Roy, Bouquet is a synaesthetic olfactory device which allows the user to perceive color through fragrances. The device detects the color it presented and delivers a corresponding mix of fragrances through the nozzle. Bouquet acts as an extension of the user’s olfactory senses in order to deliver a different sort of augmented reality.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Tate Etc magazine redesign ditches Tate logo, to herald its “maverick position”

Tate Etc magazine redesign ditches Tate logo, to herald its “maverick position” | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

'Tate Etc' magazine has redesigned for the first time in its 14 years, ditching the Tate logo in favour of its own identity. Designed by Ard, a young London-based studio comprising Guillaume Chuard and Daniel Nørregaard, the revamp aims to herald the magazine’s “maverick position”, as editor Simon Grant explains.

ECAL Library's insight:
Share your insight
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ECAL Library
Scoop.it!

Vivian Maier Estate Brings Lawsuit Over Sales of Her Work 

Vivian Maier Estate Brings Lawsuit Over Sales of Her Work  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Battles have broken out over the rights to the estate of Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier; a court case has been filed in Chicago.

more...
No comment yet.