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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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Bruno Fontana Urban Wallpapers

Bruno Fontana Urban Wallpapers | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Repetitions, accumulations and wallpaper, in a nod to the fifties and sixties, is a form of nostalgia and decoration.

In these times, when kinetic art, so long forgotten, has been revived and even celebrated in the most prestigious places and popular galleries, Bruno Fontana’s work takes on a special meaning. Because it does not fall under any of what I’ve cited above. 

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Florence's New Logo: Crowdsourced Design That's Bad for Design

Florence's New Logo: Crowdsourced Design That's Bad for Design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Italian city held an open contest to rebrand itself—with mediocre results. The results are, I think, less than memorable, and the way the concept was executed raises questions about the interaction of politics, business, and design.

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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.

ECAL Library's insight:

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

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See The Stunning Sprawl Of Mexico City's 20 Million People, From Above

See The Stunning Sprawl Of Mexico City's 20 Million People, From Above | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

More than 20 million people live in Mexico City and its sprawling suburbs--a number that’s hard to even begin to comprehend until you see images like the ones above from photographer Pablo Lopez Luz.

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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:28 PM
This is an amazing picture run of what Mexico City actually looks like. It shows how the people of the city are using every single space of land and how it is used residentially. Many of these people have built their houses up and over the mountains, down into the valleys, and wherever space is permitted. It's almost as if the city is rolling up and over the hills. It also shows the industrialized side of the the city. How they use and cultivate the land in order to maximize and expand where and when they need to.
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These Unbelievable Photos Make Hong Kong Look Like Abstract Art

These Unbelievable Photos Make Hong Kong Look Like Abstract Art | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The photographer Michael Wolf's study of Hong Kong, "The Architecture of Density,"began with the SARS outbreak in 2002. As many people became sick and others left the city, it dawned on Wolf that, despite eight years in the city as a photojournalist for the German magazine Stern, he had never completed a personal project. “I bundled up wife and son and sent them back to Germany and I stayed in Hong Kong and started working on 'Architecture of Density,' so it was basically a situation where I really felt this need to do my own interpretation of the city,” Wolf says.

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Modernist LA brought to life in online exhibition

Modernist LA brought to life in online exhibition | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

LA history profs curate the 70,000 photo archive of a local electrical firm, to tell the story of mid-century LA.

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Eye-Popping Photographs of Hong Kong High-Rise Apartment Buildings by Michael Wolf

Eye-Popping Photographs of Hong Kong High-Rise Apartment Buildings by Michael Wolf | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
With a population of over 7 million people packed into an area of 426 square miles, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
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LaToya Ruby Frazier Photographs: 'A Haunted Capital' Captures Family Life In A Forgotten Industrial Town

LaToya Ruby Frazier Photographs: 'A Haunted Capital' Captures Family Life In A Forgotten Industrial Town | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

LaToya Ruby Frazier has fierce ties to her roots. The artist grew up in Braddock, Pennsylvania -- the site of one of America's first steel mills.

In a new show at the Brooklyn Museum, "A Haunted Capital," Frazier's photographs of Braddock display a town left in the dust after the advent of the digital age. The black-and-white images, which were actually taken within the last 10 year, look as if they are decades old. Yet the striking photographs breathe life back into the abandoned town, bringing a spotlight to the real faces and homes of the contemporary town.

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Amazing Aerial Photographs Of New York City’s Street Intersections

Amazing Aerial Photographs Of New York City’s Street Intersections | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Brooklyn-based photographer Navid Baraty has shot some amazing aerial photographs of New York City’s intersections and roads. 
The series titled ‘Intersection’ features some stunning top-down views of the Big Apple, that make the people, vehicles and infrastructure on the ground seem tiny and unreal.

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New Video Provides An Eye-Opening Window Into North Korea

New Video Provides An Eye-Opening Window Into North Korea | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In "Enter Pyongyang," British photographer Rob Whitworth and city branding expert JT Singh present a look at Pyongyang, North Korea through blending time-lapse photography, acceleration, slow motion, HD and digital animation. From four days' worth of filming, they've produced a video that blends beautiful scenery with intimate shots of ordinary urban life.

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Randy Scott Slavin extends Alternative Perspectives photo series

Randy Scott Slavin extends Alternative Perspectives photo series | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Randy Scott Slavin has stitched together more photographs of American cities and landscapes to create this extension to his Alternative Perspectives series.

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The 10 Most Polluted Places In The World

The 10 Most Polluted Places In The World | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From Ghana's sprawling electronic waste dump to the gold mines of Borneo, these are places that you won't add to your bucket list of travel plans, but which are killing all the people who don't have a choice about living there.

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New York Meets London in a Collection of Stunning Double Exposure Photographs

New York Meets London in a Collection of Stunning Double Exposure Photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

New York and London are two of the most interesting and historical places in the world, but what if you merged both cities into one mega metropolis? That's exactly what photographer Daniella Zalcmanwas hoping to do in a beautiful collection of double exposure photography that brings NYC and London together.

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Photographer Turns Cities Upside Down

Photographer Turns Cities Upside Down | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Remember in your sugar-fueled youth how you enjoyed bending over on bent arms and legs to look at the world upside-down? Australian photographer Ben Thomas captures some of that same delirious, mind-curdling fun with his dizzying photo-composites, which render some of the world’s most recognizable cities, well, unrecognizable. Thomas takes skylines and flips them on themselves to create gravity-defying metropoles. Yes, you saw something similar happen in Inception, but there’s something just as spatial at play in Thomas’ work. Using a mix of tilt-shift photography, filters, and Photoshop, Thomas conjures up an imaginary kaleidoscope-urbanism that’s grounded (?) in scale, volume, and density. Now, where’s all that light coming from?

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Diorama Map: Photographing the Situationist City

Diorama Map: Photographing the Situationist City | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Aware of the profound implications of cartography, Japanese artist Sohei Nishino has created a photographic series entitled Diorama Map, carrying out what seems to be Situationist-inspired artistic process, which goes as follows: the artist walks around a chosen city on foot and documents various locations on film. He then returns to the footage, extracting still images to collage into wonderfully complex mental maps that turn imprecise lines, misalignments and gaps into spaces for individual interpretation, resisting the colonizing forms of traditionally rendered geographies.

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