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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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Milton Glaser: we talk drawing, ethics, Shakespeare and Trump with the graphic design legend

Milton Glaser: we talk drawing, ethics, Shakespeare and Trump with the graphic design legend | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Milton Glaser is ready to talk ethics. It’s not the first time, either. Ours is one of a few recent interviews with the graphic designer and creator of the _I ❤ NY_ logo, in which he addresses some of the moral demands of his trade – questions of whether graphic design ought to compromise its integrity for the sake of meeting a client’s demands. On the subject of advertisers and the designers who work for them, Glaser is clear. “Your obligation is to the client, and not necessarily the public. In some cases, you’re encouraging people to buy things that they don’t need, or encouraging them to move in a direction that does not serve them. Frequently in advertising – and PR and journalism as well - we have to persuade people to do things that we don’t really believe in and that they don’t really believe in. Should you participate in something that encourages people to do something that is not good for them? I consider that a core question for journalists and practitioners of graphic art, but it’s too frequently overlooked because it is too painful to answer."

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Edo Bertoglio : New York Polaroids 1976-1989

Edo Bertoglio : New York Polaroids 1976-1989 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since the ‘60s, the use of Polaroid films has been a new frontier, an obvious and unavoidable instrument for immediacy whose emotional, informal and generational potentialities Edo Bertoglio has well understood and employed since the very first moment. New York Polaroids 1976-1989 is the culmination of his personal diary that covers more than ten years, in which the Swiss photographer and filmmaker used the camera as a pop and documentary tool. We find his friends and some of the most important artists of the New York of that era, including Arto Lindsay, Grace Jones, Maripol, Glenn O’Brien, Debbie Harry, Madonna, Andy Warhol and John Lurie.

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The Unseen Cinema of HR Giger

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Largely known for his Oscar-winning set design of Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi flick Alien, the Swiss surrealist artist also had a somewhat fruitful career as a niche artist and collaborator. To mark the year since Giger's passing, New York-based filmmaker ZEV DEANS and Giger's longtime agent, LESLIE BARANY, partnered with the Museum of Arts and Design in New York for a two-day film festival, "The Unseen Cinema of HR Giger," which kicks off May 22.

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1946: Trick mirror photographs people popping zits, picking noses

1946: Trick mirror photographs people popping zits, picking noses | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For this assignment photographer Yale Joel set up a trick mirror in Times Square Theatre in 1946. It looked like an ordinary mirror to members of the public, but Joel was able to photograph those people through the glass. He captured a section of the New York community at their most informal, attending to items of personal grooming. Adjusting hats, stockings and hair, inspecting zits, teeth and noses.

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Where better to buy a copy of The Design Book

Where better to buy a copy of The Design Book | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Legendary St Marks Bookshop moves into new space with curvy new shelving courtesy Clouds Architecture Office.

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Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect

Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ubu Gallery is pleased to present Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect, a debut exhibition devoted to this overlooked, yet highly influential, 20th Century modernist. Never-before-seen photographs, architectural drawings, letters, graphic design, and ephemera from Lonberg-Holm’s remarkably diverse career will be on view through August 1, 2014. The exhibition, which consists of selections from the extensive archive assembled by architectural historian Marc Dessauce, will solidify the importance of this emblematic figure in early 20th Century cultural and architectural history. Metropolis Magazine, the national publication of architecture and design, will publish an article on Knud Lonberg-Holm to coincide with this groundbreaking exhibition.

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Century: 100 Years of Type in Design

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This exhibition, organized by Monotype and designed by Pentagram partner Abbott Miller for the AIGA National Design Center, celebrates 100 years of type as a leading component of design and constant influence in the world around us.

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The Sketchbook Project

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This archive is the virtual extension of the Brooklyn Art Library and contains complete scanned contributions to the Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project is an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. An evolving library that features more than 30,861 artists' books contributed by creative people from 130+ countries. They also operate the Brooklyn Art Library, their storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, as a home for all of their projects.

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Min Ji Lee - Interview

Min Ji Lee - Interview | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

I am a graphic designer based in New York. I am originally from Seoul, South Korea. After studying graphic design at Seoul National University, I worked as an interface designer for 3 years. This experience affected my work, since I often use interactive elements.

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Former Taxi Driver’s Photographs Of New York City Over The Past Three Decades

Former Taxi Driver’s Photographs Of New York City Over The Past Three Decades | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In 1978, while working as a taxi driver in New York City, Matt Weber started capturing beautiful and raw photographs of everyday city life.

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MoMA | Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema

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MoMA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, with a major collaborative exhibition exploring Vienna as a city both real and mythic in the history of cinema. Presented with additional contributions from the Filmarchiv Austria, and in association with Carnegie Hall’s Vienna: City of Dreams festival, the exhibition focuses on Austrian and German Jewish émigrés—including Max Ophuls, Erich von Stroheim, and Billy Wilder—as they look back on the city they left behind, along with an international array of contemporary filmmakers and artists—including Jem Cohen, VALIE EXPORT, Michael Haneke, Kurt Kren, Stanley Kubrick, and Richard Linklater—whose visions of Vienna reveal the powerful hold the city continues to exert over our collective unconscious.

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Bill Cunningham and Editta Sherman: Who is he? Who is she?

Bill Cunningham and Editta Sherman: Who is he? Who is she? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In a happy accident on a Manhattan sidewalk in 1978, Bill Cunningham snapped photographs of Greta Garbo, oblivious to her identity, instead attracted to her distinct, nutria coat; countless photographs and over three decades later Cunningham’s keen eye has made him into a New York fashion institution. His weekly New York Times “Styles” section staples “On the Street” and “Evening Hours” are a bi-weekly digest of who’s who? in the Manhattan upper crust andwhat’s trending? on city streets. Prior to the Times, however, Cunningham found his two greatest muses, the city itself, and a close friend and fellow photographer, Editta Sherman, both of whom are the stars of the New-York Historical Society’s upcoming exhibition “Bill Cunningham: Façades.”

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Prolific iPhone photographer David Luraschi takes to the streets of New York

Prolific iPhone photographer David Luraschi takes to the streets of New York | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Paris-based photographer David Luraschi hasn’t spent time in New York City for a good while now, so when the opportunity arose to pass a few weeks wandering the city, visiting friends and snapping people on the street unawares, as is his wont, he grabbed it. “I kind of revisited my experience as an American in America,” he says. “I always forget how monumental it is – not necessarily the architecture but just the size and the amount of people. I think that is always surprising.”

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Meryl Meisler : Purgatory & Paradise, Sassy '70s Suburbia & The City

Meryl Meisler : Purgatory & Paradise, Sassy '70s Suburbia & The City | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Meryl Meisler's Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY '70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen. Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty, it’s a genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation. The photos and stories illustrate Meryl’s coming of age: The South Bronx, suburbia, The Mystery Club, dance lessons, Girl Scouts, the Rockettes, the circus, school, mitzvahs, proms, weddings, gay Fire Island, the Hamptons, feminists, happy hookers, CBGB, Punks, Disco, After Hours and Go-Go Bars, Jewish and LGBT Pride, street life, home theatrics, holidays, friendship, family and love. She had to photograph it all to make sense of it, hold onto the time, release and now finally share it. The ’70s were sassy, but also sweet, and so was Meryl.

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How Tomi Ungerer became an outcast in America

How Tomi Ungerer became an outcast in America | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the second part of this exclusive essay Tomi recalls the moment his love affair with New York soured.

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Book Fair | Dwell on Design NY, October 9-11

Book Fair | Dwell on Design NY, October 9-11 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Designers & Books is curating a pop-up design book fair, featuring titles from more than a dozen publishers and rare and out of print book dealers, at the first-ever Dwell on Design NY, October 9–11, taking place at 82 Mercer Street in New York’s SoHo.

The book fair expands on the Designers & Books Online Book Fair and the Designers & Books Fair held in 2012 in New York.

ECAL Library's insight:

Welcome to theDesigners & Books Online Book Fair—where you can discover, browse, and buy 753books about design.

http://bit.ly/1vT6OxD

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Pierre Houlès (1945 - 1986) A Tribute

Pierre Houlès (1945 - 1986) A Tribute | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Almost 30 years ago a morning in August, the police of the 16th arrondissement discovered the body of a jogger, he had no identification on him and it took three days to found out it was Pierre Houlès. He was 40 years old and was the most flamboyant and charming photographer of his generation. It was him who in the middle 60's open the way to New York for french photographers. It was him who was Jean Paul Goude accomplice, who helped laying out images in the early years. Almost no one today knows Pierre.

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Matt Daniels

Matt Daniels | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

You may have come across my project on hip hop etymology or work as a strategist at Undercurrent, a company that specializes in digital product strategy.

I live in New York City and continue to spend time on a number of personal projects across music, code, and business.

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Malick Sidibe at Jack Shainman Gallery

Malick Sidibe at Jack Shainman Gallery | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The photographs of Malick Sidibé remind us how the political content of an image can shift and evolve under the unpredictable influences of time and the arrival of new contexts. Currently on view at Jack Shainman Gallery, Sidibé’s work is a mix of black-and-white portraits and candid shots of local people from his native Bamako, Mali. The artist first began his work in photography by assisting a French colonial photographer and then later opened his own studio, Studio Malick, in 1962 in Bamako. Mali gained liberation from France in 1960, and Sidibé’s photographs taken throughout the ’60s and ’70s document a community of young Bamakois during this postcolonial transition and the subsequent socialist and military regimes.

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MoMA: Two Centuries of Studio Photography

MoMA: Two Centuries of Studio Photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bringing together still and moving images, the MoMA exhibition A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio explores the use of studio space by photographers and artists beginning in 1826. “In this digital age in which a younger generation of photographers is going back to the studio, I felt it was important to acknowledge the role played by this space in photography’s history,” Quentin Bajac, the first non-American to head the New York museum’s photography department, told Time magazine. (He arrived in January 2013.)

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Studio Newwork (NYC)

Studio Newwork (NYC) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Studio Newwork is a graphic design studio  based in New York, a team of passionate typographic designers with commitment to search for excellence in design. 

Studio Newwork was formed in 2007 by Ryotatsu Tanaka, Ryo Kumazaki and Hitomi Ishigaki in New York. The studio’s process is iterative to deliver the best design solution. In December 2007, the first issue of  Newwork Magazine was published. It’s a large-format art publication for connoisseur of fresh ideas.

  
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Capa in Color

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This exhibition presents Robert Capa’s color work for the first time. Capa regularly used color film from the 1940s until his death in 1954. Some of these photographs were published in magazines of the day, but the majority have never been printed, seen, or even studied. Over the years, this aspect of Capa’s career has virtually been forgotten.

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Le célèbre reporter de guerre appréciait le Kodachrome, qu'il expérimenta dès 1938. La preuve en cent tirages modernes exposés à l'International Center of Photography, à New York, jusqu'au 4 mai.

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Matthew Pillsbury: Talk and Book Signing

Matthew Pillsbury: Talk and Book Signing | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Join Matthew Pillsbury for a walk-through of his exhibition City Stages, followed by a book signing. Also on view will be his special limited-edition portfolio. Over the past decade, Pillsbury has built several extensive bodies of work—Screen Lives, Time Frame, and City Stages—that deal with different facets of contemporary metropolitan life and the passage of time.

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 pm


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Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden opens up his archive of 'characters'

Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden opens up his archive of 'characters' | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

If Paul Giamatti has been dubbed our time's character actor, then Bruce Gilden must be our character photographer. Having grown up on the mean streets of Brooklyn in the 1960s, Gilden began his career snapping the larger-than-life 'characters' of his urban surroundings, from Coney Island's lobstered sunbathers to his local neighborhood tough guys.

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