Monday, May 15, 2006
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.
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.
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.