Archive for ‘Idealism’

July 10, 2011

CAA | Center for Artistic Activism

I completely agree with Steve Lambert on this

CAA is founded by Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe

Their Mission is:

The Center for Artistic Activism is the home for artists, activists and scholars to explore, discuss, reflect upon, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. We facilitate projects and strengthen networks. Our goal is to make more creative and more effective citizen activists.

Their Principles are:

  • We believe there is an art to activism.
  • We believe that activism is too often flat and colorless…and it doesn’t need to be.
  • We believe an aesthetic eye and a creative hand are essential for building a better world.
  • We believe that everyone has an artistic life they can bring to their activism.
  • We believe that cultural transformation is necessary for lasting change.
  • We believe in Utopia, not as a destination but as a direction.
July 1, 2011

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Zeloot

“Why We Can’t Let Design Become a Boys’ Club” by Dylan Lathrop

Here

via Eight Hour Day

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 28, 2011

For charity

Illustration for a good cause

Heartwork | Target House