Saul Bass SAUL BASS (1920-1996) was not only one of the great graphic designers of the mid-20th century but the undisputed master of film title design thanks to his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger and Martin Scorsese. When the reels of film for Otto Preminger’s controversial new drugs movie, The Man with the Golden Arm, arrived at US movie theatres in 1955, a note was stuck on the cans - "Projectionists – pull curtain before titles". Until then, the lists of cast and crew members which passed for movie titles were so dull that projectionists only pulled back the curtains to reveal the screen once they’d finished. But Preminger wanted his audience to see The Man with the Golden Arm’s titles as an integral part of the film. The movie’s theme was the struggle of its hero - a jazz musician played by Frank Sinatra - to overcome his heroin addiction. That cut-out arm caused a sensation and Saul Bass reinvented the movie title as an art form. Saul Bass died the next year. Biography
What is Visual Communications? Any image that is used to communicate an idea, whether it's a sign, poster, drawing, photograph, or television advertisement, can be included in the field of visual communications. If you have a creative flare for visual media, you may be interested in pursuing an education and career in visual communications. Read below to find out about the educational and career possibilities. Schools offering Communication Design & Interactive Media degrees can also be found in these popular choices. Field Defined At its core, visual communications effectively uses images to persuade, entertain, inform, and enlighten an observing audience of products, ideas, and messages. Important Facts About This Field of Study Education Degree programs in visual communications often offer core classes that illustrate the fundamentals of the field, which may include study in business, conceptual development, and communication theory. Career Opportunities Job Outlook According to the U.S.
100 Free Open Courseware Classes on Journalism, Blogging and New Media Posted by Site Administrator in Features Mar 2nd, 2009 There was a time when writers and artists were at the mercy of a few decision-makers who said what was published and what was cast aside. The ease of getting your work online has made those days a distant memory. Blogging about your world, reporting what goes on around you, and even publishing your own art is as easy as setting up a blog or purchasing a domain name and creating your own website. New Media and Comparative Media Study everything from blogs and wikis to videogame theory to American pro wrestling and how they affect culture in these classes. Blogs, Wikis, New Media for Learning. Media Arts These classes cover digital art, holographs, HTML, Flash, and more to help you gain a great foundation in the media arts. Media Art I. Technology and Media Art and technology meet in these classes that cover topics such as the anthropology of computing and the evolution of the printed word to digital format. Photography and Photojournalism
Alan Fletcher / Alan Fletcher: fifty years of graphic work (and play) Alan Fletcher Graphic Designer (1931-2006) Alan Fletcher: fifty years of graphic work (and play) 11 November 2006 - 18 February 2007 Designed to be opened at random, The Art of Looking Sideways, Alan Fletcher’s 2001 book, is an unfailing source of wit, elegance and inspiration. At over a thousand pages, it is a spectacular treatise on visual thinking, one that illustrates the designer’s sense of play and his broad frame of reference. While designers and design students rifle through its pages for ideas, others enjoy its gently provocative mind-teasers. Alan Fletcher is one of the most influential figures in post-war British graphic design. Born to a British family in Kenya 1931, Fletcher came to Britain as a five year-old after his father became terminally ill to be bought up by his mother and grandparents in West London. During the 1950s he attended four different art schools, each one more forward looking and cosmopolitan than the last. In 1991, Fletcher decided to leave Pentagram.
Visual Communication | Austin Community College District ACC's Visual Communication Program prepares you to jump into profitable, creative careers, with training in graphic design, illustration, user experience design, and graphic arts technology. Our top-notch faculty includes local digital industry professionals eager to provide you with real world knowledge from years of experience in the business. ACC offers several two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees in the areas above, as well as multiple certificates requiring four to six semesters of study. After graduation you'll be ready for a picture-perfect career. What skills can I gain? Students build expertise in art, design, and conceptual fundamentals, plus the latest digital industry software. Associate of applied science degrees are available in the following areas: Graphic Arts Technology, Graphic Design, and User Experience Design. Certificates, requiring four to six semesters of study are available in these areas: Graphic Design, User Experience Design, and Graphic Arts Technology.
Media Studies 2.0 Reputations: Neville Brody Neville Brody was born in London in 1957. He attended the London College of Printing from 1976-79 before becoming a freelance designer, mainly of record sleeves. In 1981 he became designer of The Face magazine, where his typographic experiments won international acclaim. He went on to art direct Arena, Per Lui (Italy) and Actuel (France). A book of his collected designs, The Graphic Language of Neville Brody, was published in 1988 to coincide with a retrospective at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. He is an enthusiastic advocate of computer-based design and in 1991 helped to launch Fuse, a disk-based ‘interactive’ magazine of new typefaces. Rick Poynor: It is almost four years since your book and the exhibition at the V&A and during that time you have kept a much lower profile than in the preceding period. Neville Brody: After the exhibition a number of things happened, the most significant of which was that we completely stopped getting any British work. NB: Certainly.
Visual communication the non-profit Asian Pacific American media arts organization|Visual Communications}} Für immer und ewig, 19th century Visual communication is communication through a visual aid and is described as the conveyance of ideas and information in forms that can be read or looked upon. Overview Visual communication is carried out through visual aids. The term 'visual presentation' is used to refer to the actual presentation of information through a visible medium such as text or images. Important figures Aldous Huxley is highly regarded as one of the most prominent explorers of visual communication and sight-related theories. Max Wertheimer is said to be the father of Gestalt psychology. Study Visual communication takes place through pictures, graphs and charts, as well as through signs, signals and symbols. Image analysis Visual communication contains image aspects. Personal perspective When a viewer has an opinion about an image based on their personal thoughts. Objects
Why We Must Shift Our Attention from “Save Newspapers” to “Save Society” In 1993 the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain began investigating piracy of Dave Barry’s popular column, which was published by the Miami Herald and syndicated widely. In the course of tracking down the sources of unlicensed distribution, they found many things, including the copying of his column on usenet; a 2,000-person mailing list also reading pirated versions; and a teenager in the Midwest who was doing some of the copying himself, because he loved Barry’s work so much he wanted everybody to be able to read it. One of the people I was hanging around with online back then was Gordy Thompson, who managed Internet services at the New York Times. I think about that conversation a lot these days. The problem newspapers face isn’t that they didn’t see the Internet coming. One was to partner with companies like America Online, a fast-growing subscription service that was less chaotic than the open Internet. Walled-off content would prove unpopular. It was, as it turns out, chaotic.
History of Posters : The Photographic Poster Club Dada (1916-22) The art and cultural movement Dada, originated in Switzerland during WWI, encompassed visual arts, theater, poetry and graphic design. Its members, "were responding to the violence and trauma of World War I—and to the shock of modernity more generally—by developing shock tactics of their own. They critiqued traditional conceptions of the artist as master of his medium by using prefabricated materials or relegating aesthetic decisions to chance. They scoffed at the conventional definition of artistic media, expanding it to include the stuff of modern life—newspapers, magazines, ticket stubs, mechanical parts, food wrappers, pipes, advertisements, light bulbs, and so on. Through their performances, publicity stunts, and manipulation of mass media, they further altered perceptions of what constituted a work of art by blurring the boundaries between art and life. Photomontage or Collage? The term photomontage came from the German Dada at the end of WWI. Sans titre, 1920
Why the news media became irrelevant—and how social media can help COMMENTARY | September 19, 2009 ‘The Internet didn’t steal the audience, we lost it,’ writes Michael Skoler.‘Today fewer people are systematically reading our papers and tuning into our news programs for a simple reason—many people don’t feel we serve them anymore. We are, literally, out of touch.' (From the Fall 2009 issue of Nieman Reports.) By Michael Skoler Journalists are truth-tellers. Mainstream media were doing fine when information was hard to get and even harder to distribute. Advertisers, of course, footed the bill for newsgathering. But things started to change well before the Web became popular. As discontent grew among the audience, the Internet arrived. Connecting Through Trust The truth is the Internet didn’t steal the audience. Trust is key. Mainstream media are low on the trust scale for many and have been slow to reach out in a genuine way to engage people. Relying on Collective Wisdom Today’s new culture is about connection and relationship. Changing Journalism’s Culture