Archive for June, 2011

June 30, 2011

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters have a fun and inspiring selection of books and their store interior is always a joy to walk through.

urbanoutfitters // Books

June 30, 2011

Books

Here are some of my favourite books on illustration, education, art and design. I’ll update this post regularly to bring you a growing list of  inspirational books to read.

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 Ch-ch-ch-changes: Artist talk about teaching

Interviews by John Reardon with leading names in Art education. A must have if far as I’m concerned.

Available on Amazon

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Teaching Illustration

Steven Heller collected illustration courses for different levels. These courses can be inspirational when writing your own lessons as a teacher or by ‘taking’ them as a student.

Available on Amazon

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The World must Change

A fantasticly wonderful book about the history of Dutch Graphic Design and Idealism

No longer in print, might still be available second hand

June 30, 2011

How to get freelance work according to Jessica Hische

Illustrator, letterer,  and designer Jessica Hische gives advice on how to get Freelance work. She starts out by telling you to not be a dick.

Also be sure to check the two other posts in this segment Here

June 30, 2011

Copyright / Copywrong, the world is changing ©

The world is changing and there’s a lot ‘to do’ with Remixing culture and Copyright at the moment

People have quit diffrent opinions about these subjects. There are Pro’s and Con’s (some warm, some cold).

When is remixing good (Homage/Inspiration), when is it stealing(Plaigiarism)?
I’d like everyone to make up their own mind.  read/see/hear what has been written/shown/told trough the media and links in this post. For me it’s about respect and trying to make authentic work. Even in a world where everything seems to have been made before and where an authentic idea or form is no more..©

Here is a ‘database’ of links I’m collecting concerning this subject. If you know of other good links, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

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June 29, 2011

Why Ben the illustrator doesn’t recommend becoming a freelance illustrator

It can be wonderfull being your own boss, nobody looking over your shoulder, nobody telling you what time to start work or how long you can take a break etc, etc. But there are also downsides. You have no securities and in a world in ‘economic crises’ you have to be very passionate to try to keep up with the Joneses.

Here’s why Ben thinks you  shouldn’t

June 29, 2011

Michael Sporn’s Animation Blog

This is a great Animation Blog/resource. Especially when you want to see how (analogue) illustration works.

Here are some stills of Pinocchio

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June 29, 2011

Demonstreren: door internet gemakkelijker dan ooit (Dutch)

Easy ‘Anarchy’ online

Demonstreren: door internet gemakkelijker dan ooit

June 29, 2011

Arttube – Video’s over kunst en design (Dutch)

Arttube is an online video channel created by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Here you’ll find videos that relate to the museum and it’s collection.
Go to Arttube & Enjoy!
June 29, 2011

Open Design School

I started with following their Twitterfeed (@OpenEducation)

You can also take part in the conversation/discussion/movement by adding to their Google.doc. http://www.opendesignschool.com

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“The Open Design School is a movement, a school of thought and a virtual institution which advocates design education in the spirit of open source and connected intellectual and creative generosity. We are asking like-minded creatives who are passionate about open education in the art and design sector to come forward and be part of a revolution. We are calling for authors, bloggers, designers, developers, graduates, students, professionals and academics to help us transform the way designers are being trained. Let’s redesign and open up Design Education, together.”

June 29, 2011

Dutch Profiles

Short documentary profiles of Dutch designers, artists and architects

Dutch Profiles > DutchDFA