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July 14, 2011

lsd magazine

Magazine by 3rd year students Lifestyle & Design  (Willem de Kooning Academy)

“Wie zijn we? Wat doen we? En: waar werken we naartoe? Al deze vragen worden beantwoord in dit magazine van en over Lifestyle & Design”

lsd magazine

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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

July 1, 2011

Grain Edit

Grain Edit is truly a (modern and vintage) graphic design inspiration blog.

Grain Edit

July 1, 2011

I’d love an evening of conversation with Wim Crouwel

An evening with Wim Crouwel

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