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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Jim Jarmusch's Golden Rules

Jim Jarmusch's Golden Rules | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Rule #1
There are no rules. There are as many ways to make a film as there are potential filmmakers. It’s an open form. Anyway, I would personally never presume to tell anyone else what to do or how...
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Our Top 10 Photo Books of 2012

Our Top 10 Photo Books of 2012 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

What is a book?” Believe it or not, the question was asked more than once in the photo department’s informal but very serious deliberations over the best books of 2012. There was much agonizing and jockeying for favorites as we tried to reduce an array of more than 500 books to just 10 favorites.

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Eagle’s Eye View – Photographs by Vitaly “Skywalker” Raskalov

Eagle’s Eye View – Photographs by Vitaly “Skywalker” Raskalov | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Vitaly “Skywalker” Raskalov is a Moscow-based photographer who has taken his craft to new heights. Literally. He loves climbing the tallest structures he can find and taking awesome shots from the top. This guy must’ve been a bird in his former life. No harnesses, no tethers, no ropes, just balls. People with vertigo shouldn’t even be looking at his shots.

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Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s

Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the 1920s and 1930s, Japan embraced new forms of graphic design as waves of social change swept across the nation. This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought.

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The lost churches of Russia: Haunting images of abandoned wooden buildings crumbling to dust in remote forests

The lost churches of Russia: Haunting images of abandoned wooden buildings crumbling to dust in remote forests | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
One photographer has spent nine years photographing the few remaining churches built in the tenth century that now lay abandoned in north-west Russia.
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Typographic Posters by Áron Jancsó

Typographic Posters by Áron Jancsó | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

One amazing designer whose works are products of playful experiments from scratch is Áron Jancsó. The Hungarian designer considers himself as a type addict who loves the use of shapes and structures in his typography and poster design projects. He describes his style as a blend of modernism, street culture and calligraphy. His unique works has already been published in various international publications, and been a part of different exhibits and lectures.

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Marco Longari selected as Time's Best Photographer on the Wires for stirring images from the Middle East

Marco Longari selected as Time's Best Photographer on the Wires for stirring images from the Middle East | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

An Italian photojournalist’s “unflinching and authoritative” photos of the Middle East, from Egypt to Syria, has earned him Time magazine’s designation as 2012′s Best Photographer on the Wires.

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Apple Cries Foul Over Licensing, Forces Largest-Ever Kickstarter Refund

Apple Cries Foul Over Licensing, Forces Largest-Ever Kickstarter Refund | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
In September, Jamie Siminoff and Edison Junior raised $139,170 on Kickstarter to support the creation of POP, a minimalist multidevice charging station. Today, in the largest Kickstarter refund yet, they're giving that money back.
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Mount Everest Gigapixel Photo Shows World's Highest Mountain In Extreme Interactive Detail

Mount Everest Gigapixel Photo Shows World's Highest Mountain In Extreme Interactive Detail | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Picture this: Mount Everest, captured in astounding interactive digital detail. We're not talking megapixels, we're talking gigapixels -- as in two to three billion pixels.
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Blog / 2013 Vans Warped Tour / We're Looking For Graphic Design Interns In The Los Angeles Area!

Blog / 2013 Vans Warped Tour / We're Looking For Graphic Design Interns In The Los Angeles Area! | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We are currently looking for graphic design interns to work in office in preparation for this year's tour!! In order to qualify we ask that you have experience with all major graphic design programs (Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, etc.) since these skills will be heavily utilized.

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Hailee Fritz's curator insight, November 10, 2013 10:17 PM

this is awesome because they employ small artists in the area to do their promo art.

Kevin Tobias's curator insight, June 15, 2014 9:29 PM

I like this article because it shows that warped tour ttys and gets intern to give them real world experience.

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Life in miniature: The incredible 'dancing' microscopic creatures one photographer found in his garden pond

Life in miniature: The incredible 'dancing' microscopic creatures one photographer found in his garden pond | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
For his video Ralph Grimm was awarded first prize in the 2012 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, which every year celebrates the best in microscopic photography.
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Sara Haraigue | Patternbank

Sara Haraigue | Patternbank | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Patternbank are loving this work by French graphic designer, Sara Haraigue. Her style is raw with an effortless style of composition weaving together patterns, textures and sublime mixes of colours. Check out more of her nature inspired work on her website.
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The Worst Album Covers Of 2012

The Worst Album Covers Of 2012 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Album art is shrinking, from the LPs we once fondled to the tiny digital covers we now squint to comprehend. But they'll never be too small to bring out the worst in musicians and their art directors, as cover art always has. Nothing in 2012 could quite compare with the horror that was Lady Gaga's Born This Way album artwork in '11. But a lot of artists made their best/worst attempts to uglify their covers, from Ke$ha to Carrie Underwood to the Killers. Here are a dozen of the year's weirdest or most wretched album sleeves. -- Chris Willman
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Make a DIY Remote Shutter Release Using a Cable and a Soda Can Tab

Make a DIY Remote Shutter Release Using a Cable and a Soda Can Tab | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Remote shutter release cables are extremely simple devices, but they can cost quite a bit if you buy the official accessories sold by major camera manufacturers. Instructables user nk dtk has an awesome makeshift alternative that’s dirt cheap: all you’ll need is a cable and a can of soda!

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Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released (PHOTO)

Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released (PHOTO) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Newsweek released the cover for its last-ever print issue on Sunday morning.

The cover features a vintage picture of the old Newsweek offices in New York, accompanied by the headline "#LASTPRINTISSUE." Ironically, the issue will be available on tablets before readers can buy it on the newsstands.

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This Is How Cities Would Look at Night Without Lights

This Is How Cities Would Look at Night Without Lights | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

These Darkened Cities image series by Thierry Cohen is truly awe inspiring. Not only because he accurately portraits the skylines of major cities with no lighting whatsoever, but because the images remind us of the incredible show we city dwellers are missing every night.

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Le passage du Grand-Saint-Bernard à dos d'éléphant [par Richard Halliburton], 1935

Le passage du Grand-Saint-Bernard à dos d'éléphant [par Richard Halliburton], 1935 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Réalisateur : Schmid, Raymond.

Description: Les légendes ont la vie dure et fascinent encore, bien des siècles après leur naissance. C’est ainsi que l'écrivain américain Richard Halliburton décide, en juillet 1935 à l'instar d'Hannibal, de franchir le col du Grand-Saint-Bernard à dos d’éléphant. 
Note: Support original: film [en bobine] 16mm, noir/blanc, muet, de 1935: Médiathèque Valais-Martigny. Droits d'utilisation réservés.

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The 20 Awesomest Action Sequence Photographs

The 20 Awesomest Action Sequence Photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
There's nothing like watching art in motion, seeing the sequences of events that make up a phenomenal stunt or trick.
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Snapshots from a secret state: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans at work and play give an extraordinary glimpse of everyday life

Snapshots from a secret state: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans at work and play give an extraordinary glimpse of everyday life | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Award-winning photographer David Guttenfelder, has made a dozen trips into North Korea since 2000, trying to capture the country as accurately as possible for outsiders. 

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Twelve from 2012: Portrait Photography in The New Yorker

Twelve from 2012: Portrait Photography in The New Yorker | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Here's a selection of twelve standout portraits that ran in The New Yorker in 2012, and the profiles that ran with them, along with words from the photographers.

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How Eye Tracking Could Revolutionize Interaction Design

How Eye Tracking Could Revolutionize Interaction Design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
What if you could move a cursor on your TV with just your eyes? Or turn the page of an ebook without using your hands?
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Intricately Designed Cut Leaf Typography

Intricately Designed Cut Leaf Typography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Malaysia-based graphic designer Mei Linn Chan is still a student, but you wouldn't know it based on her amazing work including this project entitled Leaf Type… (Intricately Designed Cut Leaf Typography #inspiration #design
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Analogue Books — Romka Magazine Issue 7

Analogue Books — Romka Magazine Issue 7 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Romka began as an online magazine 4 years ago and has since grown into a very handsome printed version, based in Leipzig. It's a beautiful magazine devoted to personal favourite photographs, pictures that really matter: the print from your fridge, the portrait you keep on your desk at work, pictures of places you love.

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Through the eyes of the girls

Through the eyes of the girls | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
In Austria, at the Jewish Museum in Vienna, a curious and fascinating exhibition is on show through to 3/3: Vienna’s shooting girls. Jüdische Fotografinnen aus Wien, dedicated to the shots of a group of Jewish women photographers particularly active during the period between the two wars. Educated, refined, independent, they experimented with portraiture.
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upscale typography » Blog Archive » 2012 Uncovered

upscale typography » Blog Archive » 2012 Uncovered | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Magazines are entities. The image, the logo, the lettering, the font are their distinct characteristics that signalize the diversity of these products. What makes these covers special, you might wonder? Well, apart from the fact that typography plays a leading role, they have great impact on readers, their composition stands out, they are fresh, crisp, they are contemporary, they define or they enclose trends.
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