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Journals of the Month: Our new Animation Selections!

For October 2014 we’d like to showcase our three new selections for Interactive & Motion Arts, previously highlighted over the course of last year, but here again together:

3D World

3D World

Animation Magazine

Animation Magazine

ImagineFX

ImagineFX

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D World is focused on CG artists, covering animation, visual effects, games, illustration and architecture. Each month 3D World analyzes the latest trends, offers artistic and technical advice, product reviews, and behind-the-scenes articles on current projects in the industry.

Animation Magazine covers the animation industry, including all aspects of film and television animation, visual effects, and video games. Articles feature interactive design and software releases from a range of large and independent producers. Editorials cover all forms of animation and stop-motion as well as profiles of the artists behind the scenes.

ImagineFX is a trade magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists. Each issue features FXPose galleries from readers, the latest news, reviews, step-by-step workshops and interviews from professional artists.

Be sure to browse these three new journals on display now, along with all the other journals the library has to offer!

Journal of the Month: SURFACE

Surface

The journal of the month for June and July is Surface, the American magazine of contemporary design.

Published ten times a year, the magazine provides a rich resource to discover groundbreaking projects, emerging talents, and innovative developments in the worlds of architecture, fashion, art, and design. More than a superficial survey of trends, Surface is the substance of style.

Issue 109, June/July 2014 includes:

  • Q&A with designer Yiqing Yin.
  • Ideas in Design — Studio visit with designer Marga Weimans.
  • Power 100 — Surface’s first annual list of influential figures in art, architecture, fashion, real estate, design, and more… including images and interviews.
  • Gallery — Portraits of leading women in New York’s architecture and design community, and their thoughts on the industry.

Be sure to visit Surface’s website and read about their Avant Guardian photography contest, deadline is July 24, 2014!

Journal of the Month: 3D World

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3D World is the last in our series highlighting recent additions to the Library’s journal collection. Similar to last month’s ImagineFX, 3D World is also published by Future PLC but with a focus on CG artists, covering animation, visual effects, games, illustration and architecture. Each month 3D World analyzes the latest trends, offers artistic and technical advice, product reviews, and behind-the-scenes articles on current projects in the industry.

Issue 181, May 2014 includes:

  • “The Pro Guide to… Better Portfolios” — Refine your art and animation as industry experts share their experiences, advice, and examples of standout portfolios
  • “Put Yourself in the Frame” — Editor Ian Dean speaks to art directors from film, animation and video games who reveal how to get noticed and land your dream job
  • Tutorials offered: Create Hair and Fur; Core Skills, Colour Theory; Lighting Materials with LightWave; Vehicle Modelling — and more!
  • “The real versus the reel” — Artist and writer Renee Dunlop take a look at the work of Douglas Trumbull and other pioneers’ research on the Persistence of Vision

Be sure to check out 3D World’s website for more news, how-to’s, and reviews!

Journal of the Month: ImagineFX

ImagineFX April

ImagineFX is a trade magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists, and it is a recent addition to the library’s collection. Published in Bath, UK by Future PLC since January 2006, each issue features FXPose galleries from readers, the latest news, reviews, step-by-step workshops and interviews from professional artists.

Issue 107 is a Manga special:

  • Workshops on Manga including “Six key steps to manga magic” from Han-Yuan Yu.
  • “Animate digital paintings” with Photoshop’s motion tools from Paul Tysall.
  • A look at Fernando Forero’s sketchbook.
  • A profile of KARAKTER, the studio behind Game of Thrones, Ryse, and Star Trek: Infinite Space.
  • A 16-page section dedicate to traditional art.

Be sure to check out ImagineFX’s website for more galleries, tutorials, and videos!

Journal of the Month: WSQ

WSQ: Engage

In honor of Women’s History month, we’re featuring the Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ) as the journal of the month for March. WSQ is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published twice a year in June and December as a joint project of The Feminist Press and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Since 1972, WSQ has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality.

WSQ Volume 41, Numbers 3-4, Fall/Winter 2013 is dedicated to the topic of engagement:

Engagement is entanglement—the drawing together of participants into a cooperating unit. So what does it mean to breach participation? How do the dynamics of social and political engagements inform one another? How are our relationships to institutions and identities defined by the degree to which we engage?

Along with essays, poetry, and fiction, two visual arts projects are included: Contact Sheet of Nike Missiles for a Moon Calendar (2012) photography by artist MPA, and Art, Environment, Action! (2012), by Radhika Subramaniam. Stop by the library to view this journal, and browse the back issues on display!

Journal of the Month: IRAAA

IRAAA

In honor of African American History month, we’re featuring the International Review of African American Art (IRAAA) as the journal of the month for February. IRAAA is the only periodical spanning the history of African American art from early and modern to contemporary. The journal is published by Hampton University Museum on a quarterly basis. Founded in 1868, the Museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States featuring collections with over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art.

Volume 24, no. 3b is a special issue of the journal published in conjunction with the Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Tradition exhibition at the Hampton University Museum. The issue acts like an exhibition catalog and features essays and full-color reproductions. Stop by the library to view this beautiful journal, and browse the back issues on display!

Journal of the Month: Shifter

Shifter

The Journal of the month for December 2013 is new to the library’s collection. Shifter is a topical magazine that aims to illuminate and broaden our understanding of the intersections between contemporary art, politics and philosophy. The magazine remains malleable and responsive in its form and activities, and represents a diversity of positions and backgrounds in its contributors.

Shifter’s 21st issue, Other Spaces, considers the body as a site where architecture’s traditional polarities of private and public collapse. This polarity, mirrored in the distinctions we draw between individual and social freedoms and domestic and political action are challenged every day by spontaneous, collaborative re-imaginings of space. Moore faculty member Rit Premnath is a founding editor of the journal and in addition to receiving the most recent issue, the Library has also acquired all twenty back issues. Come by to see Rit’s work! (shifter-magazine.com)

Journal of the Month: 3×3

3x3

Issue number 22 marks the final printing of 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, so we are honoring the magazine’s decade-long run as our journal of the month for November 2013. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, 3×3‘s mission has always been to preserve and promote contemporary illustration in all its forms. Even though this is the last print issue, 3×3 will continue their mission with the juried Annual publication as well as their website, which will offer back issues, blogs, books and soon, new offerings. Be sure to come by the library to browse this issue along with back issues going back to 2006!

Number 22 Features:

  • Interviews with illustrators Aad Goudappel, Harry Campbell and Beppe Giacobbe.
  • The “Spotlight” section features the conceptual artists Paul Garland, Jon Krause, Jon Reinfurt, Anthony Tremmaglia, Jim Tsinganos and James Yang.
  • CareerTalk speaks to the issue of artist’s rights, and a special feature will reproduce the gold medal winners of the 2013 ProShow.

Journal of the Month: THREADS

Threads

The journal of the month for October 2013 is Threads. Threads magazine is the premier source for the sewing community, great for beginners and advanced sewers alike. The magazine includes everything from expert tips on using sewing machines to working with fabric patterns, supplies, and equipment. Step-by-step and how-to advice on making dresses, pants, jackets, and more fill every issue. Tips on hundreds of techniques from sewing in a zipper, to making a buttonhole, or adding a gusset, etc. are also included.

Oct/Nov 2013, Number 169 Features:

“Autumn Preview”—Colors, fabrics, and silhouettes for a new season.

“Opulent Fabrics”—Discover the world of embellished textiles: hand-applied crystals, beads, sequins, and embroidery.

Plus how to make your own heirloom buttons, and how to fit a forward shoulder.

Come in to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Journal of the Month: Journal of Curatorial Studies

Journal of Curatorial Studies

The Journal of the Month for September 2013 is new to the library’s collection. The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the cultural functioning of curating and its relation to exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. The journal supports in-depth investigations of contemporary and historical exhibitions, case studies of curators and their engagements, and analyses of the critical dynamics influencing the production of exhibitions in art and broader display culture. The Journal of Curatorial Studies publishes both thematic and open issues, and features research articles, contemporary and historical case studies, interviews with curators, artists and theorists, and reviews of books, exhibitions and conferences.

Volume 2, No. 2 Features:

“Constant Redistribution: A Roundtable on Feminism, Art and the Curatorial Field”—This discussion between nine curators, theorists and art historians addresses some of the contemporary issues related to feminism and curating.

“Exhibition Histories and New Media Behaviours”—For future critical art histories of participatory art exhibitions, the author proposes that an effective method of evaluation would include a combination of documentary sources, such as installation images, audience data, and crowd-sourced documentation.

Plus Exhibition, Book, Website and Conference Reviews!

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!



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