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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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digital installation transforms selfies into gravel

digital installation transforms selfies into gravel | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
A new installation invites people to take a selfie before instantly turning your portrait into gravel.
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Maya Rochat

Maya Rochat | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

I grew up in a very specific atmosphere. When I was 1 and a half, my father, my pregnant mother and I left our home in Switzerland to embark upon the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage. For 6 months we travelled with a horse and wagon through France to Spain. My little sister was born when we arrived. My parents aren’t that religious but I guess at the time it seemed like the right adventure for them. Since then we have always been a bit nomadic. We lived on bio-farms and later on, in an old mill in the forest. We lived in the depths of nature for many years, with just two other families.

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Pascale Arnaud, lauréate Prix Picto de la Mode 2017

Pascale Arnaud, lauréate Prix Picto de la Mode 2017 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

La 20ème cérémonie de remise du Prix Picto de la Mode s'est déroulée le lundi 9 octobre 2017 au Palais Galliera, Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris. Un

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Doggone Cute Pics From America's First Art Show for Dogs

Doggone Cute Pics From America's First Art Show for Dogs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The first ever dOGUMENTA left its visitors' tails wagging.

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“I want people to think differently about photography”: ex-ECAL artist Manon Wertenbroek

“I want people to think differently about photography”: ex-ECAL artist Manon Wertenbroek | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since graduating from ECAL in 2014, artist Manon Wertenbroek has been elbowing her way into gallery spaces from Netherlands to Belgium, Italy to France, among them appearances at Art Basel and Amsterdam’s Foam Gallery.

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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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Hi-Tech Pen Can Draw in Over 16 Million Colors, Scanned From Real Life

Hi-Tech Pen Can Draw in Over 16 Million Colors, Scanned From Real Life | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The new Cronzy pen takes a tried and true drawing utensil and matches it with modern technology to realize every illustrator’s dream tool. The pen can create over 16 million CMYK ink colors in seconds, with each shade either selected through its Bluetooth-synced smartphone app or scanned from real-life surroundings. Users simply point the device at any object to capture its true tint, which can then be sketched straight onto any ordinary canvas, be it sketchbook or skin.

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John Akomfrah on the Tricky Line Between Art and Cinema

John Akomfrah on the Tricky Line Between Art and Cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The filmmaker and artist speaks to artnet News about his latest exhibition at Lisson Gallery, New York.

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Step Into A Playfully Disorienting Pastel Digital Art World

Step Into A Playfully Disorienting Pastel Digital Art World | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The bright colors in Blake Kathryn’s digital artworks draw you in first. The saturated colors make each piece feel futuristic— as if every work is a message sent from some other time or a parallel universe. “By no means did the palette I work with become intentional,” Kathryn tells The Creators Project. “I've always used bright, saturated tones on flat illustrations as they strike me as bold yet welcoming.

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Issa Touma

Issa Touma | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Issa Touma is a photographer and curator based in Aleppo (Syria). His photographic work can be found in international collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Finding himself isolated from the international art community in his own country, Touma established the Black and White Gallery, the first photography gallery in the Middle East, in 1992. After its closure in 1996, Touma founded Le Pont, an independent art organization and gallery that promotes freedom of expression and stimulates the local art scene through international events. In 1997, he started the International Photography Festival Aleppo, which despite the horrors and uncertainties of the conflict, continues to take place every year.

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Photographer Gets Rejected, Publishes Her Rejection Letters In New Book

Photographer Gets Rejected, Publishes Her Rejection Letters In New Book | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

I think this subject of rejection, aseptically in the art world is something that isn't spoken enough about. This book allows this discussion with some humor and dignity - rejection isn't something of shame, it is just a part of the artists journey.

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Hermès éditeur : Julio Le Parc

Hermès éditeur : Julio Le Parc | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For the past few years, Hermès has been offering a unique sensory experience with a special series of its iconic silk squares designed by some of the great artists of our time, from Josef Albers to Daniel Buren. More recently, Hiroshi Sugimoto, with his “shadow colors,” brought us the Tokyo dawns he captured every morning with his Polaroid camera. The series was exhibited at the 2013 Rencontres d’Arles.

For the 4th edition, Julio Le Parc, a major artist whose work has been featured recently at the Palais de Tokyo and the Grand palais, has taken the French manufacturer’s silk square and composed an ode to color with “Variations autour de La Longue Marche.”

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The Graduates 2015

The Graduates 2015 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Our annual showcase of the most exciting students graduating from UK art and design courses is back for a seventh year, once again supported by Represent.

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Le musée des Arts décoratifs se renomme MAD sur fond de polémique

Le musée des Arts décoratifs se renomme MAD sur fond de polémique | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Alors que le musée des Arts décoratifs change de nom et d’identité visuelle en faisant appel à une agence de publicité, un collectif de graphistes lance une pétition pour protester contre ce qu’il juge être de la concurrence déloyale.

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These Glitched-Out Photos Look Like Paintings Made by a PC

These Glitched-Out Photos Look Like Paintings Made by a PC | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For 'Destruction,' Berlin-based photographer Polina Efremova actually ran digital video through an old PC.

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Anarchic Video Art Group Show Exposes the Pure Chaos of 2017

Anarchic Video Art Group Show Exposes the Pure Chaos of 2017 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

C'OMM | ALT | SHIFT' brings together over a dozen video artists each confronting a different issue within contemporary society.

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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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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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An Interview with the British Photographer Kurtiss Lloyd off Brick Lane, London

An Interview with the British Photographer Kurtiss Lloyd off Brick Lane, London | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The British photographer Kurtiss Lloyd and I first met at the Nomadic
Community Garden off Brick Lane, London. There we spent an afternoon talking and taking photographs of the street art. Finding his way to photography through an interest in dance, Kurtiss grew up in an English mining town without any artistic training. But he soon found his way into the fashion world, collaborating with brands like Dior, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Philip Tracey. 

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Child Refugee Photos - Patrick Willocq | Save The Children 

Child Refugee Photos - Patrick Willocq | Save The Children  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Millions of children around the world are being forced to leave their homes because of war, violence and persecution. To highlight child refugees' experiences, we have asked photographer Patrick Willocq to create eight unique photographs telling the stories of children living in camps in Lebanon and Tanzania.
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Submit Saturdays: hypnotic digital media art by Sam Cannon

Submit Saturdays: hypnotic digital media art by Sam Cannon | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We are thrilled to launch Submit Saturdays, a year long series of articles in partnership with Squarespace. Be it a professional work website, a shop, a social enterprise or a site that hosts a personal project, Submit Saturdays will showcase the work of creatives around the world who use the online platform Squarespace. This is a great new opportunity to share your projects and ideas with our readers.

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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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A bold art gallery identity that changes to reflect every decade of 20th Century art

A bold art gallery identity that changes to reflect every decade of 20th Century art | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It can’t be an easy brief to create designs for an art gallery: the precedent has been set with clean, polite branding; and there’s the constant emphasis on letting the work do the talking. Sometimes though an identity comes along and gleefully swipes away convention, like this one by London-based designer Alice Donadoni. She was tasked with creating custom typography and broadening for the January, February and March monthly programmes for Museo del Novecento, Milan, which is devoted to showing 20th Century art.

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San Francisco : Duchamp in Pasadena by Julian Wasser

San Francisco : Duchamp in Pasadena by Julian Wasser | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In 1963 a long overdue retrospective for Marcel Duchamp, arguably the most significant and influential artist of the 20th century was held at the Pasadena Art Museum. The exhibition, curated by art world renegade and acting museum director, Walter Hopps, was Duchamp’s very first museum retrospective in the United States and a coup for the West Coast art world. Having produced some of the most groundbreaking examples of conceptual art since the early part of the century, Duchamp was a legendary figure by the 1960s and his presence in California was a pivotal moment in L.A. history and lore. 

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