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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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Hojun Song

Hojun Song | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Hojun Song is a cutting-edge, tech-obsessed Korean artist breaking boundaries with his passion for telling stories through technology. From building open-source satellites to constructing The Strongest Weapon in the World, the visionary leans on his engineering background to project mediations on society via his tactile installations. It’s clear that Song hopes to instill a sense of empowerment in the world, through the DIY nature and uplifting undertones in each of his works.

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Luisa Lambri opens a window into her soul

Luisa Lambri opens a window into her soul | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Shooting Space photographer makes herself comfortable in other people's homes - then photographs the results.

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War's effect on peace is examined in new Tate show

War's effect on peace is examined in new Tate show | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Tate Modern curator Shoair Mavlian talks us through the new exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography.

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Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69

Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lewis Baltz, a photographer famed for his stark images of the built environment, died on November 22 at age 69, after what's been reported as an extended illness. Baltz was a leader in the "New Topographics" movement, a turning point in 1970s landscape photography.

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The PhotoBookMuseum (Cologne, Germany)

The PhotoBookMuseum (Cologne, Germany) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Behind the PhotoBookMuseum opened last April is Markus Schaden and his team. Schaden has been a bookseller and publisher, a curator, teacher and member of several juries promoting photo books. He thought it was time for an institution devoted to the photobook itself. More photobooks have been published in the last ten years than in the 170 previous years combined. Martin Parr and many others collect them like rare gems, and modern art museums have been adding them to their collections.

The museum intends to remain open, mostly online, but it has already defined itself as a traveling museum. The program at the warehouse in Carlswerk is temporary. In 2015, the contents of the museum will be loaded onto containers and sent down the Rhine towards other destinations, in search of a permanent home.

ECAL Library's insight:

See also Daniel Zakharov coverage : http://www.danielzakharov.de/index.php?/documentation/the-photobook-museum/

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Death has never looked so decadent as in Paul Koudounaris' nuts photos

Death has never looked so decadent as in Paul Koudounaris' nuts photos | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Well, if you were a so called “catacomb saint”, it may well have been the final option, with a hefty haul of jewels brightly jazzing up your afterlife. These incredible photographs by LA-based historian and photographer Paul Koudounaris show the decadent little figures discovered in Rome in 1578, a rather flashily attired bunch of characters assumed to be early Christian martyrs.

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Taryn Simon, A polite Fiction at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Taryn Simon, A polite Fiction at the Fondation Louis Vuitton | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Underneath layers of cement and drywall in the Fondation Louis Vuitton is a message in green permanent marker on concrete: “Oubliez la terre. Elle ne vaut pas le coup . . . à moins que vous soyez là pour me sauver” (Skip earth. Not worth it . . . unless you’re coming to save me). 
In A Polite Fiction, artist Taryn Simon maps, excavates, and records the gestures that became entombed beneath – and within – the Fondation’s surfaces during its five-year construction. Simon collects this buried history and examines the latent social, political, and economic forces pushing against power and privilege.

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Photographer Documents the Friends and Lovers Who've Shared Her Bed Over 789 Days

Photographer Documents the Friends and Lovers Who've Shared Her Bed Over 789 Days | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dutch photographer Katy Strange captures the friends and loved ones who have shared her bed in her playful series 789. Named for the number of days she documented her bedfellows, the work is both chic and casual, the many interesting faces shot in minimalist black and white.

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David Rust 1969-2014

David Rust 1969-2014 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A tribute to the life and innovative work of Swiss graphic designer David Rust, of Gavillet & Rust. By François Rappo

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Nigel Stanford makes sound visible for Cymatics music video

Nigel Stanford makes sound visible for Cymatics music video | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This music video by New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford shows a series of experiments that demonstrate how sound waves affect different types of matter.

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Lucien Clergue is dead (1934-2014)

Lucien Clergue is dead (1934-2014) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lucien Clergue just passed away. He was a fantastic storyteller, a beautiful human being and a great photographer.

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Announcing the Winners of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014

Announcing the Winners of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. Hidden Islam by Nicoló Degiorgis is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category. The selection for this year’s new category, Photography Catalogue of the Year, is the separately published, matched set of catalogues Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness and Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany by Christopher Williams, while Imaginary Club by Oliver Sieber is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year. A special mention in that category goes to Vytautas V. Stanionis’s Photographs for Documents.

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Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) by John Gerrard

Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) by John Gerrard | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

John Gerrard (b. 1974, Dublin, Ireland) is best known for his commitment to large-scale works that take the form of real-time computer simulations, created in painstaking detail over the course of many months or years. Often exploring geographically isolated locations, as in his work for the 53rd Venice Biennale that featured large-scale projections based on documentation of the agrarian American Great Plains, the works frequently refer to structures of power and networks of energy that have made possible the expansion of human endeavor in the past century.

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grandparents get their game on in the golden years series by dean bradshaw

grandparents get their game on in the golden years series by dean bradshaw | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

in his two part series 'the golden years', LA-based photographer dean bradshaw has captured hilarious scenes of elderly men and women in the midst of super sport.

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Picto Young Fashion Photography Award 2014

Picto Young Fashion Photography Award 2014 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Every year the Laboratoire Picto holds the Prix de la Jeune Photographie de Mode. Last Wednesday, the jury met to select nine finalists and a winner of the 17th edition of the festival. The awards were given out the same tonight at Piper Pan in Paris.

After much debate, the young Belgian photographer Charlotte Abramow was awarded 1st prize, with Solene Ballesta and Victoire Le Tarnec winning 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively. (It was a good day for women in the profession.)

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Gratuitous sex, death and Guy Bourdin

Gratuitous sex, death and Guy Bourdin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Why did the photographer only find true fame after his death? Our iBook author Alison Gingeras has the answer.

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lia giraud creates living photographs with microscopic algae

lia giraud creates living photographs with microscopic algae | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

the algae-graphs by lia giraud are produced by sensitive micro-organisms capable of capturing properties in light, which naturally develop the portraits.

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Hansje van Halem balances between typography and optical illusion

Hansje van Halem balances between typography and optical illusion | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It’s tricky to implement the intricate tricks of an optical illusion in a book cover design without the finished product appearing slightly heavy-handed, but designer Hansje van Halem does it with poise and perfectionism. She’s worked as a freelance graphic designer since graduating from Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietvield Academie in 2003 (as her About section explains) and her enjoyment of what others might find to be repetitive shines through in the illusory patterns in her portfolio.

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travis purrington proposes radical redesign of US dollars

travis purrington proposes radical redesign of US dollars | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

travis purrington has proposed an updated monetary system for the unites states, where the country's technological and environmental feats are emphasized.

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Canada : ZOOM Photo Festival 2014

Canada : ZOOM Photo Festival  2014 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay, international meeting of photojournalism was born in 2010. This first Canadian festival dedicated to photojournalism was established by the International Group Photo and La Pulperie de Chicoutimi, Musée du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, from a concept by photographer Michel Tremblay.

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Patrick Frey: Absolutely Modern

Patrick Frey: Absolutely Modern | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Edition Patrick Frey was founded in 1986 in Zurich, Switzerland, as publisher/editor. The house provides young artists with a platform for a first publication, as well as engages in long-term collaborations with artists including Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Andreas Züst. Today, the house publishes 15-20 books a year (“Too many!!” as Frey says), with a staff of are two full time and three part-time collaborators.

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Beautiful paintings of the drunkards and typists of the Russian ballet

Beautiful paintings of the drunkards and typists of the Russian ballet | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We’re no ballet aficionados, but we wouldn’t usually associate drunkards, typists and factory workers with the grace and poise of the discipline. However, as these beautiful gouache painting by Tatiana Bruni show, there’s much more to ballet than tutus and swan lake, with her angular figures, bold colours and sometimes grotesquely postured characters. The paintings show costume designs for Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1931 ballet The Bolt, and are going on show at London’s Gallery for Russian Arts and Design alongside a series of period photographs.

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Norwegian travel documents receive a minimal makeover

Norwegian travel documents receive a minimal makeover | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Oslo's Neue Design Studio has won a competition to redesign Norway's passports and ID cards.

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