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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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Anthony Velen uses drones to build an alphabet from Swiss architecture

Anthony Velen uses drones to build an alphabet from Swiss architecture | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Multi-disciplinary designer Anthony Velen has a talent for seeing things from a new perspective. This is proven by a recent photographic project that saw the designer reimagine architectural structures as a series of typographic forms.

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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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"Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s" at ICA

"Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s" at ICA | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This summer, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London presents the first significant British exhibition of the influential Viennese architectural magazine Bau from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Federico Babina depicts famous architecture quotes as signs

Federico Babina depicts famous architecture quotes as signs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

"Less is more" and "form follows beauty" are some of the famous architect quotes reimagined as roadside advertisements in these illustrations.

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Printed design books "won't go away"

Printed design books "won't go away" | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Architecture and design book publishing is going through "a renaissance," according to Steve Kroeter, editor-in-chief of the Designers & Books website.

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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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Top tomes

Top tomes | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ten new books to flick through this month, from an ode to compact living to word play by Sam Winston.

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What remains – selection of shorts | 6th Budapest Architecture Film Days

What remains – selection of shorts | 6th Budapest Architecture Film Days | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Film Days’ opening film on 6 March will be 16 acres showing the twists and turns of reconstruction of Ground Zero in New York, after screening the Chief Architect of Budapest will stand behind the DJ booth. Those interested in the built environment will have the chance to see films on the following days focusing on different fields of architecture, design and urbanism from unusual perspectives. Besides the dilemmas of architecture and city planning, the festival will bring up subjects such as old and new media of architecture, architectural photography, 3D printing, unequalities of city development in the 21st century, unsustainable development strategies and tourism, unusual communities, the reminiscence of modern architecture, the future of avant-garde buildings. As usually, all this is told through deep and exciting, often tragic or inspirational human stories, that make the visiting of the festival worthwhile. The screenings will be followed by discussions with invited filmmakers, so that audience could engage with the films’ subject and get a creative insight into the making of the films.

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Le film de Laurence Bonvin "After Vegas" poursuit sa tournée de festival en festival, ce week-end à Budapest.

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Abitare design magazine to cease publication

Abitare design magazine to cease publication | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Italian architecture and design magazine Abitare is to end the publication of its monthly print edition.

Italian media group RCS will print the final issue in March, though Abitarewill continue to publish content online according to Italian news site La Stampa.

Abitare was launched in 1961 in Milan and is written in both Italian and English. Covering architecture, design, art and graphics, it became one of the world's best known design magazines.

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Architecture and Photography Meet in 52 Cities

Architecture and Photography Meet in 52 Cities | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Opening last night at the Marta Herford Gallery, guests were given the chance to go much further than the city of Herford with Dutch photographer, Iwan Baan’s, new photo series. “52 Weeks, 52 Cities”, is a project exclusively developed for Marta Herford, where Baan takes the viewers on a journey around the world on the hunt for innovative and ingenious homes and construction projects, spotted in the most unexpected place. 

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Shock of the new: "Beyond the Assignment" and architectural photography's future

Shock of the new: "Beyond the Assignment" and architectural photography's future | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Smack in the middle of Hollywood, among costume shops, bars and a Scientology center, WUHO Gallery celebrated the opening of "Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design", an exhibition honoring the work of active architectural photographers from across the United States.

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Urban Photography by Jared Lim

Urban Photography by Jared Lim | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
The work of Jared Lim, photographer based in Singapore, is intensely graphic and geometric. In urban areas, he make first come out the lines and curves, preferr.
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‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked

‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Executive produced by Morgan Neville, the documentarians assembled to capture the spotlighted subjects have done a masterful job, by and large, of highlighting the unique sort of artistry at work here. However, episode by episode, every installment strikes such a similar tone and mood that to truly appreciate the difference in aethestics and disciplines on display, you’ll want to space them out.

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Meet Moby (Yes, That Moby), Architectural Photographer Extraordinaire

Meet Moby (Yes, That Moby), Architectural Photographer Extraordinaire | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Already an accomplished singer, songwriter, and DJ, the musician Moby has another passion: architectural photography.

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Digital photographs can be "disturbing", says Hélène Binet

Digital photographs can be "disturbing", says Hélène Binet | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dezeen spoke to one of the world's leading architectural photographers, Hélène Binet, about her devotion to film and why drone-mounted cameras are "a shock".

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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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Can Dagarslani's search for identity

Can Dagarslani's search for identity | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Istanbul-based architect says latest photo series is not about the people but the architectural spaces they're in.

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See Lebbeus Woods’ futuristic sketches in Berlin

See Lebbeus Woods’ futuristic sketches in Berlin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Early drawings by the radical architect and artist are on show at a new Berlin museum dedicated to draftsmanship.

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SVEN LÜTZENKIRCHEN | Werke

SVEN LÜTZENKIRCHEN | Werke | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The German photographer's series reveals a secret side to factory architecture. Each is a dry image of a sprawling industrial site in Germany but, rotated vertically and mirrored, the images start to take on new identities resembling towering robots, exotic totems, nuclear warheads or mechanical insects.

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Alexander Jacques photographs abstract architectural patterns

Alexander Jacques photographs abstract architectural patterns | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Facades of buildings in Paris, New York and Brisbane have been reduced to a series of patterns in this series of images by photographer Alexander Jacques.

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Book news: 10 new titles to flick through this month

Book news: 10 new titles to flick through this month | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The ten new art, architecture, design and lifestyle titles to flick through this month.

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Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown

Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Learning from Las Vegas—the book that taught architects, urban planners, and generations of students to look at the everyday landscape, “the ugly and the ordinary” as a springboard for authentic building in contemporary times—recently passed 40 years since its first appearance.

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12 Monumental Structures Made From Type

12 Monumental Structures Made From Type | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

When architects and designers want to make a point, they certainly love to spell it out for us.

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LOST UTOPIAS: Photographer Jade Doskow's Kickstarter Campaign

LOST UTOPIAS: Photographer Jade Doskow's Kickstarter Campaign | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since 2007, Jade Doskow has been photographing the remains of World’s Fair Sites: once iconic spots that displayed the ambitions/ideals of their eras, now, often forgotten and left to decay. Now, for the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair in New York (in just a few weeks time), Doskow has a new goal: to shoot all the iconic North American fair sites – from Seattle’s Space Needle to San Francisco’s Treasure Island. To do so, she’s launched a Kickstarter campaign: LOST UTOPIAS. See more of Doskow’s stunning images, and find out how to support her Kickstarter campaign, after the break…

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