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The History of Visual Communication

The History of Visual Communication
This website, which contains the material of the course VA312, taught at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey; attempts to walk you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavour: The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication. Wikipedia defines visual communication as: The primary tool by which man has visualised ideas is through the usage of writing and, by extension, type: Writing/type is the visual manifestation of the spoken word. And words are what we communicate with. Thus it is no overstatement when we say that type is the essence of visual communication and by extension of visual communication design. Type, where it is present, is simply the single most important element that you put on a page, since it inherently carries the essence of communication and communication is what our subject of study as graphic/multimedia designers is all about. Related:  Visual CommunicationMedia Careers

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.

Using Compliments To Control Communication - Over the past few years I have been reading books on personal development, relationships, communication, and the power of manipulation. I took things a step further, when I began to experiment with some of these techniques in real conversations. The thing to remember when your experiments involve other people is to have fun, treat it as a learning experience, and not be harmful or disruptive to other people as you go. The word manipulation is a bit of a taboo, and is often thought of as an act that is devious or scandalous in nature. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that manipulating or controlling a conversation can provide for us by tapping into the power of compliments. Switch focus. The key to being successful with compliment techniques is to be sincere. If you aren’t sure what I mean, consider the following scenario. The best way for you to see how compliments can be used to control conversations is to take these techniques into the field.

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.

Public Speaking | Fear of Public Speaking | Speaking without Fear Speaking Without Fear™ was founded by Morty Lefkoe based on a key factor he found lacking in conventional training and coaching programs If you've tried any form of training or personal development program in the past,you know that the usual philosophy is they teach you what to do and you apply it. And if it doesn't work for you, then you didn't try hard enough. THEY are not accountable for your results. We think that's flat out wrong! So we've developed a new vision and new model for personal development programs that gives you complete accountability. The Accountability Principle: You should only pay for results. The only measure of whether your fear is gone is your self-report. We can afford to take this risk because it's unlikely that you'll want your money back. Proof Of Results We've helped thousands of people throughout the world. Chicken Soup For The Soul Author Jack Canfield has worked with us and said "Morty's got a technique that works like magic." Morty Lefkoe Shelly Lefkoe [top]

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[edit] Visual communication is carried out through visual aids. The term 'visual presentation'[4] is used to refer to the actual presentation of information through a visible medium such as text or images. Important figures[edit] 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[edit] Visual communication takes place through pictures, graphs and charts, as well as through signs, signals and symbols. Image analysis[edit] Visual communication contains image aspects. Personal perspective When a viewer has an opinion about an image based on their personal thoughts. Objects

STICKS AND STONES! Have you ever heard the old saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!"? How true or false is that statement in your life? I don't know about you, but when I was a kid it hurt when other kids made fun of something I really liked to do. It was even worse when an adult criticized my accomplishments. After a while I began to be less excited about what I liked and tried more to do what others liked. That wasn't very smart, because it hurt worse than sticks and hurt the real me! WORDS ARE POWERFUL! THE MIRROR! But what happens when you smile at someone, when you take command of the communication, don't they usually smile back? WE ARE WHAT WE SAY WE ARE! WE CALL THE MASTERS, WORDSMITHS! Author's Bio: McGrane Institute, Inc. Bill McGrane is President of the McGrane Institute, Inc. creators of the Making It Happen and Managing The Human Machine Programs.

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.