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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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Charles-Henri Favrod, founder of the Musée de l'Elysée, dies at 89

Charles-Henri Favrod, founder of the Musée de l'Elysée, dies at 89 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Charles-Henri Favrod died on Sunday, January 15, on the eve of his 90th birthday. A true pioneer in the field of photography, he founded the Musée de l'Elysée in 1985 and served as its director until 1995.

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A l’image de la surconsommation chinoise

A l’image de la surconsommation chinoise | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographie. Le festival photo de Lianzhou prend cette année pour thème la fièvre acheteuse et les nouveaux riche.

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LIANZHOUFOTO FESTIVAL (19 Nov - 9 Dec. 2016)
As the "Chinese City of Photography", a bright future lies ahead for the city of Lianzhou adorned by the allure of photography!
http://lianzhoufoto.com/news/all.aspx
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Muji exhibits 25 vintage Ikko Tanaka posters from its advertising archive

Muji exhibits 25 vintage Ikko Tanaka posters from its advertising archive | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Japanese retailer Muji is holding an exhibition of 25 archival advertising posters designed by Ikko Tanaka. The collection of prints will be on display in London’s Covent Garden from 18 – 23 October, and in Milan from 27 October – 7 November, celebrating 25 years of Muji in Europe.

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Announcing the winners of the 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation have announced the winners of the 2016 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. The Awards this year have been organized in collaboration with C/O Berlin, a Berlin-based charitable institution committed to photography and visual media.

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The State of News Photography 2016

The State of News Photography 2016 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
The State of News Photography 2016 presents information about the world’s professional photographic community, with a special focus on photojournalists. Released on 1 November 2016, it is the outcome of a research project conducted by the University of Stirling and the World Press Photo Foundation. The report is authored by Adrian Hadland, Paul Lambert and Camilla Barnett of Stirling University.
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2016 Special Tribute to the Lucie Honorees, In Memoriam 

2016 Special Tribute to the Lucie Honorees, In Memoriam  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
The premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from around the globe pays tribute to the most outstanding people in the field. Each year, the Lucie Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories. Once these nominations have been received, an honoree in each category is selected. The honorees are presented with the Lucie statue during a spectacular evening at the Lucie Awards gala ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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Meet Dilish Parekh and his World Record-holding collection of around 4,500 cameras

Meet Dilish Parekh and his World Record-holding collection of around 4,500 cameras | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

There are collectors of all kinds: stamps, coins, baseball cards and many more objects. Dilish Parekh of Mumbai, India is a collector of cameras. However, he is not just any collector, but rather he owns the World Record for the world's largest collection of still photography cameras. The photojournalist has been collecting cameras since 1970 and his massive collection includes cameras from as early as 1860. How many cameras does he have? Nearly 4,500 of them.

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Peter Granser photographs the works of a Bolivian self-taught architect

Peter Granser photographs the works of a Bolivian self-taught architect | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Initiative is a key word to describe _El Alto_, the recent publication by Peter Granser. As a self-taught photographer, Peter’s perspective on the work of Freddy Mamani Silvestre, additionally a self-taught architect, is a true representation of independent inventiveness.

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revisit buffalo as we remember barry kamen

revisit buffalo as we remember barry kamen | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Iconic BUFFALO subculture was created in the 80s by Ray Petri, Jamie Morgan and Barry Kamen. Young creatives with mixed heritages and eclectic references, the Buffalos took inspiration from around the world, blending clothing styles and casting diverse models.

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Depero Futurista - The Bolted Book - a New Facsimile -

Depero Futurista - The Bolted Book - a New Facsimile - | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Fortunato Depero’s 1927 monograph Depero Futurista, which means “Depero the Futurist,” is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts. Acknowledged as the first modern-day artist’s book, it is universally recognized as a tour de force of avant-garde book-making. The Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, the Mart, Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (which houses the Depero archives), and Designers & Books (New York) are collaborating on a Kickstarter (launching on October 18) to publish a new facsimile edition of this groundbreaking book.
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A Fascinating Film About the Last Day of Hot Metal Typesetting at the New York Times

A Fascinating Film About the Last Day of Hot Metal Typesetting at the New York Times | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

On July 2, 1978 the New York Times made a significant technological leap when they scuttled the last of 60 manually-operated linotype machines to usher in the era of digital and photographic typesetting. When working at 100% efficiency with an experienced operator the Linotype machines could produce 14 lines per minute cast on the spot from hot lead. That number would increase to 1,000 lines per minute the very next day using an array of computers and digital storage.

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Bureau Mirko Borsche creates series of posters for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bureau Mirko Borsche creates series of posters for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bureau Mirko Borsche has worked with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra on a series of posters that advertise the institution’s next season of concerts. The Munich-based studio has collaborated with the orchestra in the past, having created posters for it since its 2013/2014 season. For this years’ series, the studio has used its custom typeface developed specifically for the client. “We developed a unique typeface because they are mostly programme posters using the names and titles of the concerts, so we have to be able to generate personality through type,” explains Gian Gisiger, who worked with Mirko Borsche on the project.

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The Olympics Destroyed Rio’s Poor Communities—These Photos Are What's Left

The Olympics Destroyed Rio’s Poor Communities—These Photos Are What's Left | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Loney Abrams spoke to photographer Marc Ohrem-Leclef about his project Olympic Favela that casts a provocative light on the real-life effects of the multibillion-dollar sporting event on the vulnerable city.

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Codename SX-70: Edwin Land and the first Polaroid

Codename SX-70: Edwin Land and the first Polaroid | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In 2008 Florian ‘Doc’ Kaps helped save the Polaroid photographic medium from oblivion with the Impossible Project, an initiative that reversed engineered the much-loved technology and put the film back into production. The history of Polaroid, and the efforts to save it, are documented in a new book written by Florian. Polaroid – The Magic Material is published by Frances Lincoln and is available on 10 November. Here, we publish an extract telling the story behind Edwin Land’s inspiration for inventing the technology.

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Ok Go's latest music video was filmed in four seconds

Ok Go's latest music video was filmed in four seconds | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A series of digital triggers set off several hundred events in the video for Ok Go's The One Moment track, which was filmed in just four seconds.

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Soviet Photomontage 1920s-1930s

Soviet Photomontage 1920s-1930s | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Soviet Photomontage 1920s-1930s, on view at Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York, features collages and photomontages by the leading figures of the post-revolutionary Soviet avant-garde, including Petr Galadzhev, Gustav Klutsis, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Solomon Telingater, Alexei Ushin, Konstantin Vialov, and Alexander Zhitomirsky. Working in the fields of illustration, typography, and book, poster, and textile design, these artists pioneered powerful narrative tools and a new graphic language that continue to influence visual culture today.

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Sign the charter of filmprojection21.org!

Sign the charter of filmprojection21.org! | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
filmprojection21.org is an initiative conceived around the concrete commitment represented by the Charter of Cinematographic Projection in the 21st Century, uniting those who care about photochemical film projection. 
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Aerial Shots of the Bright and Colorful Goods Sold by Street Vendors in Vietnam by Photographer Loes Heerink

Aerial Shots of the Bright and Colorful Goods Sold by Street Vendors in Vietnam by Photographer Loes Heerink | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Fascinated by the colorful arrangements of flowers and fruits strapped to the bikes of street vendors in Vietnam, photographer Loes Heerink began climbing onto different bridges around Hanoi to capture these pops of color on the streets. Heerink loved that each of the vendors creates a new piece of art everyday, and that the collection of goods they bring into town differs each morning. This act prompted the series “Vendors from Above,” a collection of these street vendor photographs she shot while living in Vietnam.

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“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design. “Design is the process of going from an existing condition to a preferred one,” said the 2010 National Medal of Arts recipient. “Observe that there’s no relationship to art.”

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Chhhhk—Ding! Here's a Clever Animation Made Entirely on a Typewriter

Chhhhk—Ding! Here's a Clever Animation Made Entirely on a Typewriter | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This unique short tells the story of aviator and typist Amy Johnson's record-breaking flight from England to Australia.

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The 2016 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

The 2016 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2016 PhotoBook Awards.

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Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present

Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Thank you so much MoMA for the great job you did in digitizing and sharing your EXHIBITION HISTORY archives!!! Open archives = 320 exhibitions (from 1929 through 1989), 33'000 photographs + 800 out-of-print catalogues in PDF.
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Google is launching a new research project to see if computers can be truly creative

Google is launching a new research project to see if computers can be truly creative | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Google wants to put the art back in artificial intelligence. During the last session at Moogfest, a four-day music and technology festival, in Durham, North Carolina, Douglas Eck, a researcher on Google Brain, the company's artificial-intelligence research project, outlined a new group that's going to focus on figuring out if computers can truly create. The group, called Magenta, will launch more publicly at the start of June, but attendees at Moogfest were given a taste of what it’s going to be working on. Magenta will use TensorFlow, the machine-learning engine that Google built and opened up to the public at the end of 2015, to determine whether AI systems can be trained to create original pieces of music, art, or video.

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Pizza Hut unveils playable pizza box DJ decks by Novalia

Pizza Hut unveils playable pizza box DJ decks by Novalia | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Technology design studio "Novalia":http://www.audioposter.com/ has created a pizza box that doubles as a playable set of DJ decks for fast food chain Pizza Hut. The cardboard box folds out to reveal a set of decks printed in conductive ink, which can be used to mix tracks across two turntables.

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Death of Marc Riboud ( 1923 - 2016 )

Death of Marc Riboud ( 1923 - 2016 ) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Marc Riboud died yesterday. In fact, the last recent years Marc was not living in the same world as we are. Marc was one of the living legend of Magnum and the Golden Age of the Photojournalism. He has now in Perpignan for Visa pour L'image a beautiful exhibition ; here it is. Later this fall we will devote one day of l'Oeil de la photographie to his incredible life and work.

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