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Journal of the Month: 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: 3×3


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.

Welcome back!


Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and/or productive Summer. We have a few changes in the Library to share with you:

Please note that our hours have changed. Our new hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am to 10pm
  • Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 to 4:30

In addition, we have a new Electronic Resource to share with you! Stylesight is the industry-leading global content and technology solution for students and professionals in the style, fashion and design industries. The site provides forecasting and trend analysis along with a large selection of images, proprietary and curated content, and cutting-edge web tools to search, store, build and share.

To access Stylesight you must first register on campus. Follow the link, select “First Time Users” and create an account using your Moore email. If you already have your login information, simply click on “Login” at the top right. If you need help, ask for assistance at the circulation desk, 215-965-4054 or

Please be aware:

  • There are 150 licenses for Stylesight, which means that only 150 patrons can be logged-in concurrently. As a courtesy to others, log-out when you are not using the site.
  • Your account must be reactivated every 90 days. To do this, follow the same link above and select “Reactivate Account.”
  • If you want an introduction on how to use Stylesight, be sure to see their Live Training Video Tutorials (please note, you must register first to view).

Here is an overview of what Stylesight has to offer:

Women’s History Month at Moore: Anna Russell Jones

To conclude this series in celebration of Women’s History Month, we would like to present a contemporary of Alice Neel, Anna Russell Jones (1902-1995).

Anna Russell Jones in 1987

Anna Russell Jones in 1987

In 1920 Anna Russell Jones was the first African American woman to receive a scholarship from the Philadelphia Board of Education to attend Philadelphia School of Design for Women (PSDW). In 1925 she was the first African American woman to graduate from PSDW. She was among the first women to work as a freelance designer in Philadelphia and New York in the 1920s and 1930s. She was (or is believed to have been) the first African American woman from Philadelphia to enlist in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Her ambition was boundless.

“She always told me I could do anything I wanted to do.” Anna Russell Jones, speaking of Dean Harriet Sartain.

1924-1925 PSDW Catalog Cover design by Anna Russell

1924-1925 PSDW catalog cover design by Anna Russell

Anna Russell Jones was born in Jersey City, NJ, the youngest daughter of a Pullman porter on the Pennsylvania Railroad. After her father’s death in 1911, her family moved to Philadelphia. She graduated from William Penn High School for Girls in 1920, and against convention and her family’s advice, she applied for college. With her scholarship from the Board of Education Jones attended PSDW for Textile Design. Upon graduation in 1924, she won three awards: for original rug design, original wallpaper design, and for her design of the 1924-1925 PSDW catalog cover. College Dean Harriet Sartain helped her find work as an in-house designer at James G. Speck Studio, a well established carpet design studio in Philadelphia.

“You see, I had three strikes against me: I was a woman, black, and a freelancer.”

In 1928, after four years at Speck Studio, Jones set out on her own. She established her own studio and began to seek commissions for her designs in Philadelphia and New York. This was not just unusual for the time, but almost unheard of. Gradually the Great Depression ended her freelance career, but she did manage to sell her wallpaper and carpet designs until 1935, no small feat for an African American woman in the architecture and design industry during the 1930s.

“I wanted to do it, so I did.”

Jones (left) working as a graphic artist for the WAAC

Jones (left) working as a graphic artist for the WAAC

In 1942 Jones decided to enlist in the newly formed Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) — she was 40 years old. For three years she was stationed in Fort Huachuca, AZ, where she designed maps, posters and booklets for military publications. Before she was honorably discharged in 1945 Jones received the WAAC Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. After the war she studied medical illustration at Howard University, and in the 1950s she worked as a licensed practical nurse at Hahnemann University Hospital. In 1952 she married William Albert Marsh Jones Jr., a former elevator operator and Democratic committeeman in Germantown.

In 1986 Anna was awarded the Honor of Excellence Award from the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum (now African American Museum) in Philadelphia. And in 1987 she received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Fine Arts, from Moore College of Art. She continued to paint until her death in 1995 at the age of 92.

For further information:

McMillan, Janet. “Success Against the Odds.” Philadelphia Inquirer, (Philadelphia, PA), November 23, 1986.

Richberg, Barbara J. “Anna R. Jones, 92, Pioneer In Many Fields.” Philadelphia Inquirer, (Philadelphia, PA), April 5, 1995.

Walls, Nina de Angeli. Art, industry, and women’s education in Philadelphia. Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2001.

Women designers in the U.S.A, 1900-2000: diversity and difference. Edited by Pat Kirkham. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Journal of the Month: Applied Arts

Applied Arts

The Journal of the Month for August 2012 is Applied Arts.

Applied Arts is Canada’s premier magazine of visual communications, both in print and online. Since 1986, the magazine has provided gorgeous imagery, strong opinion, timely information and essential industry insight to its readership of creative and marketing professionals.

Five annual issues cover and celebrate the communication arts community, and include all of the winners from the annual Design, Advertising, Photography, Illustration, Interactive, Printing and Student Awards. A commitment to creating a high-quality magazine, featuring the finest in creative achievement, has distinguished Applied Arts as the leading voice of the industry.

The August issue features the 2012 winners of the AA Design Awards, exhibited in more than 100 pages of splendid work. Judged by a panel of respected industry professionals, the Design Awards has attracted some of the top talents in North America and abroad, in an expanded range of categories.
Other issue highlights include an essay by Ian Mirlin, “What Do Titans Talk About at Tea?”, bringing together Steve Jobs, Bill Bernbach and Marshall McLuhan for a heavenly chinwag; the portfolio of Trigger Communications of Calgary; an examination of what makes Dyson vacuum cleaners revolutionary; and portfolios of top Young Blood Winners from the Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards.

*All descriptions from Applied Arts Magazine.

Stop by the library to check out this and all the rest of our journals!

Meet Lürzer’s International Archive





Lürzer’s Int’l Archive is February’s Journal of the Month. It features worldwide advertising campaigns in print, posters, and television, with each issue showcasing approximately 70 print campaigns and 50 TV spots. Lürzer’s also contains interviews with international artists.

Vol. 6, 2010 features:

  • An interview with the KesselKramer advertising agency
  • Ad campaigns for Toyota (Australia), Schick (Japan), Panasonic (Brazil), and Ikea (Turkey)
  • And much more!

Visit the library to check out Lürzer’s Int’l Archive and all the rest of our journals and magazines!

Cover Design Competition

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Calling all Graphic Design & Illustration majors: The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is redesigning the cover of their scholarly journal Art Documentation. They are holding a cover design competition that is open to students at ARLIS/NA members’ institutions (that means you!)

The winning design will receive:

  • One year’s free membership in ARLIS/NA, or cash equivalent ($120)
  • A printed credit in Art Documentation

For more information on the competition, see ARLIS/NA’s website. To see current issues of Art Documentation and get a better understanding of the journal, just ask at the Circulation Desk. The deadline for entries is Friday, November 6th, so don’t delay.

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