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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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Ouagadougou: Qui était Leila Alaoui, la photographe franco-marocaine qui a succombé à ses blessures?

Ouagadougou: Qui était Leila Alaoui, la photographe franco-marocaine qui a succombé à ses blessures? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

OUAGADOUGOU - La photographe franco-marocaine Leila Alaoui, qui avait été grièvement blessée dans l'attentat de Ouagadougou, est décédée lundi soir.

Leila Alaoui portait un intérêt tout particulier aux identités culturelles et à la migration.

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The French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui, who had been seriously wounded in the attack of Ouagadougou, died on Monday evening.
Leila Alaoui carried a quite particular interest in the cultural identities and in the migration.

http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/author/leila-alaoui/

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The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More

The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

At the beginning of January 2016, the New York Public Library (NYPL) announced not only that their digital collection now contains over 180,000 items, but that they've made it possible, “no permission required, no hoops to jump through,” to download and use high-resolution images of all of them.

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3 Lists of Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read

3 Lists of Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Three graphic design authorities tell us the books (and not only design books) they think every graphic designer should read.

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20 Rarely-Seen Photos of David Bowie

20 Rarely-Seen Photos of David Bowie | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

See these incredible, rarely-seen pictures of legendary musician, actor, artist, and fashion icon David Bowie.

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10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The global design firm Fjord part of Accenture Interactive delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.

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Five typefaces you need to know

Five typefaces you need to know | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For our 150th issue, available until next week, experts from some of our favourite graphic design studios and magazines told us about the fonts that have stood out for them in recent years

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Galerie Maeght : Olivier Dassault, Language de Mur

Galerie Maeght : Olivier Dassault, Language de Mur | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Olivier Dassault’s photographs will be on show at Galerie Maeght until 5 December. If there is one thing that can’t be denied about Dassault, it is his love – indeed his passion – for photography. I remember seeing him take his first images to Roger Therond and Eric Colmet D’Aage at PHOTO in 1975. He’s been published five or six times. My favourite images are the wonderful nudes of Anne Parillaud in April 1982.

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Paris Photo 2015 by W.M. Hunt

Paris Photo 2015 by W.M. Hunt | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

I’ll jump to the end of this and say that the picture in The New York Times by Jerome Delay of the single draped body in a otherworldly golden light, on the sidewalk in the scattered leaves and security grate graffiti sorted me out quickly.   Great images for me find their strength not in what they say literally but rather what they suggest.  Terror and humanity and grace are here (in a single frame – cut).  There is tragedy and, in the solitariness of the figure, a sense of resolve, the necessity of going on, with whatever that bodes (more bombings and shooting, revenge and recriminations, sadness in the West, celebration in the Middle East).  Much of that is distilled in the single frame.

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emilio pucci decks out dolce vita skateboards with italian motifs

emilio pucci decks out dolce vita skateboards with italian motifs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

emilio pucci debuts its first ever skateboard collection, decking out seven cruisers in geometric patterns and a kaleidoscope of prints.

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Powerful Images Showing Where Young Syrian Refugees Sleep

Powerful Images Showing Where Young Syrian Refugees Sleep | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Swedish photographer and twice-winner of the World Press Photo awards MAGNUS WENNMAN has been photographing Syrian refugees in refugee camps across the Middle East and on journeys across Europe as they flee a conflict that shows no signs of stopping. His photo project Where the Children Sleep captures the suffering that hundreds of thousands of children caught in bloody war have been subjected to. All the captions below are by Wennman.

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maciek jasik spills a mysterious, multicolored mist from punctured produce

maciek jasik spills a mysterious, multicolored mist from punctured produce | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

maciek jasik imagines fruits and vegetables filled, not with a fleshy, edible interior, but rather plumes and puffs of vibrantly colored vapor.

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Daniel Bjorkman creates logo generator for Akademin Valand

Daniel Bjorkman creates logo generator for Akademin Valand | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Interaction designer Daniel Bjorkman has created a conceptual adaptive logo and visual identity for Swedish art school Akademin Valand.

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The street photography of Katsumi Watanabe

The street photography of Katsumi Watanabe | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Japanese street photographer Watanabe Katsumi probably never heard of Twitter, which debuted the year he died, in 2006. He probably never imagined that his portraits from the 1960s and 70s of the denizens of Kabukicho, the red-light district in Tokyo's Shinjuku neighborhood, would be floating around the digital ether long after his death.

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5 graphistes aux parcours exceptionnels

5 graphistes aux parcours exceptionnels | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Succès de l'édition 2015 de la Fête du graphisme l'exposition Utopies et réalités s'octroie un deuxième round en 2016 et met en lumière le travail de 5 graphistes internationaux. Aux monographies de Kazumasa Nagai et d’Henning Wagenbreth, succèdent les travaux du Russe Peter Bankov, du Français Xavier Barral, du Polonais Jan Bajtlik, des Allemands de Cyan et des Néerlandais du Studio Boot.

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5 graphic designers leading successful career

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5 graphic designers leading successful career

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Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Mickalene Thomas, known for her large-scale, multi-textured, and rhinestone-encrusted paintings of domestic interiors and portraits, has also identified the photographic image as a defining touchstone for her practice. Thomas first began to photograph herself and her mother as a student at Yale—a pivotal experience for her as an artist. While working across multiple series, much of her photographic work functions as a personal act of deconstruction and reappropriation—both of images she has created herself and images she has singled out as influence. With each series, she grapples with and asserts new definitions of beauty and inspiration. 

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Photographer Dan Wilton on his most-loved books

Photographer Dan Wilton on his most-loved books | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

London-based photographer Dan Wilton’s fascination with people has lead to some incredible projects over the years. Whether he’s capturing the characters at the top of LA’s "Runyon Canyon":http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/canyon, the quirks of Tokyo during "Halloween":http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/dan-wilton or exploring the "golden age":http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/dan-wilton-blue-movie of porn, Dan manages to extract the most interesting moments and stories from his subjects and their surroundings. The self-taught photographer’s love for image is abundantly clear throughout Bookshelf selections. From a book about apes to the infidelity of married men, a diverse range of topics are covered but at the core of all of these photobooks is exploring subject matter in a different way.h3. Arnold Odermatt: _On Duty_

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Great book from the RCA offers new perspectives on the Victorian cultural quarter, Albertopolis

Great book from the RCA offers new perspectives on the Victorian cultural quarter, Albertopolis | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The _Albertopolis Companion_ is a collection of writings on the west London area, in 1850 a new quarter of art, design and innovation, and nicknamed to facetiously honour its co-benefactor, Prince Albert. The book, produced collaboratively by graduating students from last year’s Critical Writing in Art & Design MA at the Royal College of Art, contiains 15 pieces of writing on the area’s geography, architecture, history and cultural life with “an aerial overview and urban critiques… unexpected encounters with Mormon elders, sparring scientists, tea room spies and cursed stones,” and a foreword by architecture critic Owen Hatherley.

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Ugo Mulas, photographe d’artistes

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Ugo Mulas est l'un des plus grands photographes italiens du XX siècle, mais son œuvre demeure mal connue en France.

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Ugo Mulas is one of the most prominent Italian photographers of the XXth century, but his work remains nearly unknown in France.

Exhibition at Henri-Cartier Foundation in Paris, until 3 January 2016.

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Scorsese : the Exhibition A La Cinémathèque française

Scorsese : the Exhibition A La Cinémathèque française | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
From October 14, 2015 to February 14, 2016, the Cinémathèque Française showcases the work of great Martin Scorsese.

Welcomed by a backlit portrait of the director, we are drawn into a shadowy atmosphere of the exhibition, where four big screens project film clips and slow motion scenes (The Last Temptation of Christ, Who’s That Knocking at My Door…).
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The female photographers you might not know, but should

The female photographers you might not know, but should | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Breaking through the boys’ club of photography, these fearless female visionaries spotlighted identity politics, the body and sexuality.

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Jon Rafman and Daniel Lopatin Made a Film Inspired by LARP

Jon Rafman and Daniel Lopatin Made a Film Inspired by LARP | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Moving-image artist Jon Rafman, whose short film “Erysichthon” makes its world premiere in the Projections sidebar of the New York Film Festival on October 4, will have his first solo exhibition in the UK at the Zabludowicz Collection opening on October 7. The show will serve as the premiere of “Sticky Drama,” a new film from Rafman in collaboration with the musician Daniel Lopatin, who records under the name Oneohtrix Point Never. Featuring a cast of over 35 children, “Sticky Drama,” according the press release, “brings to life a fantastical world in which characters are on a quest, battling for dominance and in a race against time to archive past histories.”

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From Irving Penn to Deborah Turbeville, 8 Vintage Fashion Photographers That Defined the Genre

From Irving Penn to Deborah Turbeville, 8 Vintage Fashion Photographers That Defined the Genre | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Opening this month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty” showcases some 146 images by the legendary photographer and marks the first retrospective of Penn’s works in nearly two decades.

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Contemporary graphic design and commitment (s)

Contemporary graphic design and commitment (s) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The BnF (French National Library) presents in Paris from September 22nd till November 22nd on the site François Mitterrand the exhibition " contemporary Graphics and commitment (s) " with the creations of 26 graphic designers working in France.

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Hilla Becher, Photographer Who Chronicled Industrial Scenery, Dies at 81

Hilla Becher, Photographer Who Chronicled Industrial Scenery, Dies at 81 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ms. Becher and her husband, Bernd, documented coal mines, steel mills and other features of the industrial landscape, straddling the worlds of archival documentation and conceptual art.

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The bold, ambitious design practice of Switzerland’s A3 Studio

The bold, ambitious design practice of Switzerland’s A3 Studio | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Founded in Lausanne, Switzerland A3 Studio produce bold typographic work with bright patterns and deconstructed forms. Stretching, slicing and fading lettering it becomes almost pictorial whilst maintaining the communication inherent in each project. With commissions for galleries and design festivals as well as furniture ateliers and bookshops; the studio also exhibits its work and has received design awards, particularly for its poster work. Established by Yvo Hählen and Priscilla Balmer is 2011, A3 Studio works with a rostrum of partners and craftspeople, including fine printmakers and motion designers to complete their ambitious projects.

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