Monday, May 15, 2006

Top Ten Art Books

Highly idiosyncratic but interesting selection by author Jean McNeil of her top ten art books in the Guardian Online. I definitely recommend the two books by Matthew Collings, who manages to be both funny and shrewdly appreciative in his writings on modern art.

My Clutch Holiday Card

This is the card I did for the 2005 Clutch Christmas card series, which has become a popular event for us Clutchers. Proceeds from our card sales went to charity, too.

Cabinet Magazine

Cabinet is a quarterly magazine of art and culture directed toward the "intellectually curious," aiming to combine "the popular appeal of an arts periodical, the visually engaging style of a design magazine, and the in-depth exploration of a scholarly journal." Superlatives aside, it does make for interesting reading. Some of the articles from past issues are available on their website, too.

Not a Starving Artist

Op ed piece in Newsweek by J. D. Jordan, a young web designer, about his own real world education in the business side of running a creative company. He makes an excellent point about how young illustrators and designers, fresh out of art school, are frequently ill informed about how to sell their work, with the result that they're often pressured into practically giving it away.
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