It’s Not Warming – It’s Dying.


This week we have had a box of buttons (see above) at the entrance to the library – help yourself next time you visit. Designer Milton Glaser has collaborated with SVA and Busy Beaver Buttons on a campaign to raise awareness about the real world consequences of climate change: It’s Not Warming. It’s Dying. – and on Twitter.
Glaser:

“I have started a campaign that we hope becomes global called ‘It’s Not Warming It’s Dying’. The idea is to have everybody wear this button all over the world as acknowledgement of what’s going on.” He embraces Buddhist philosophy which suggests “acknowledging” a problem is better than attempting action and exacerbating it.
But he declines to describe the badge in his own words (his studio hasn’t yet released the image, either). “If it’s not obvious, it doesn’t work.” And when asked to expand on his motives for launching a campaign that will include a website where the badges can be ordered, he responds dryly: “The fact that the world is coming to an end… and that the most important event in human history is not acknowledged.”


The Design of Dissent / by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic – NX650.P6 G53 2005


The Human face of climate change / Mathias Braschler, Monika Fischer ; with texts by Jonathan Watts. – QC903 .B743 2011


Global weirdness : severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas, and the weather of the future / Climate Central – QC981.8.C5 .G58 2012


Climate change : picturing the science / Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe – QC981.8.C5 S3556 2009


The Global warming reader : a century of writing about climate change / edited with an introduction by Bill McKibben – QC981.8.G56 G58199 2012


Do good : how designers can change the world / David B. Berman – HF5413 .B47 2009

Future Fonts Today!


Is Google designing the ‘font of the future‘ for the Android? At this stage in the type game, it’s hard to imagine any one typeface dominating the future, but in terms of adapting to new mediums (like smart phones), it makes sense that Google and Apple would be pushing the boundaries of type development.

To explore further:

Reading letters : designing for legibility / Sofie Beier – Z250.A4 B44 2012


Designing for small screens : mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, pocket PCs, navigation systems, MP3 players, game consoles / design by Studio 7.5 – TK7882.I6 D47 2005


Simple and usable : web, mobile, and interaction design / Giles Colborne. – QA76.9.U83 C65 2011


Using type / Michael Harkins- Z246 .H368 2010


Lettering & type : creating letters and designing typefaces / Bruce Willen, Nolen Strals – Z250 .W598 2009


Designing Multi-Device Experiences An Ecosystem Approach to User Experiences Across Devices / Michal Levin – QA76.9.U83 2014

Happy 29,771 days! – Good bye, On Kawara

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Conceptual artist On Kawara, whose most well known work was a series of date paintings that began in 1966, has stopped marking the passage of days.
Roberta Smith on On Kawara in the NY Times: >>The “Today” series, part of the Duchampian tradition of making art directly from dumb reality, treated each date as a ready-made. The works seemed straightforward — even obvious — and maddeningly repetitive, suggesting the Zen passivity of John Cage’s acceptance of noise as music. But they were also diaristic and meditative and could resonate with existential, psychological and scientific implications about the time-space continuum.<<

To explore Kawara's work and Conceptual Art:

On Kawara : date painting(s) in New York and 136 other cities / edited by Tommy Simoens, Angela Choon – N7359.K38 A4 2012


On Kawara : ‘tribute’ / Jonathan Watkins, René Denizot. -N7359.K38 W36 2002


Tokyo, 1955-1970 : a new avant-garde / Doryun Chong – N7355.4 C46 2012


Conceptual art / Tony Godfrey. – N6494.C63 G63 1998


Six years : the dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972 …/ edited and annotated by Lucy R. Lippard. – N6494.C63 L56 1997

User Centered Designs and Designers


UI vs. UX Designers – do you know the difference? Specialization in the design of interfaces and experiences is a natural effect of the growing attention paid to how people use software and objects.
To explore the field:

A project guide to UX design : for user experience designers in the field or in the making / Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler – HD69.P75 U54 2009


Sketching user experiences : getting the design right and the right design / Bill Buxton. – TS171 .B89 2007


Designing for interaction : creating smart applications and clever devices / Dan Saffer. – QA76.9.H58 S24 2007


Simple and usable : web, mobile, and interaction design / Giles Colborne. – QA76.9.U83 C65 2011


Designing interfaces / Jenifer Tidwell. – QA76.9.U83 T55 2006


Seductive interaction design : creating playful, fun, and effective user experiences / Stephen P. Anderson. – TK5105.888 .A5285 2011

Paddle Your Trick to Sweet Sea Witness – new books!


Paddle your own canoe : one man’s fundamentals for delicious living / Nick Offerman – PN2287.O275 A3 2014


Michaël Borremans : as sweet as it gets / edited by Jeffrey Grove – N6973.B538 A4 2014 OVERSIZE


Witness : art and civil rights in the sixties / Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones ; with Connie H. Choi, Dalila Scruggs, Cynthia A. Young – N8217.C36 C37 2014


Sea / Mark Laita – TR729.M37 L35 2011


The One Trick rip-off + Deep cuts / story and art, Paul Pope – PN6727.P665 O53 2013

Considering a Move to Memphis – Ettore Sottsass Redux

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Is the 1980s, Ettore Sottsass spawned/Post Modern style called Memphis made a come back? In this era, Post Post Modern in a way, it’s hard to know what’s in, since we are more aware of the multiplicity of trends out in the wild.


Mod to Memphis : design in colour 1960s-80s / Anne Watson – NK2395 .W37 2002


Ettore Sottsass : architect and designer / Ronald T. Labaco – NA1123.S66 L33 2006


The Curious Mr Sottsass : photographing design and desire / Ettore Sottsass – TR654 .S589 1996

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80s style : designs of the decade / by Albrecht Bangert and Karl Michael Armer ; foreword by Ettore Sottsass. – NK1390.B26 1990


Postmodernism : style and subversion, 1970-1990 / edited by Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt – NX456.5.P66 P673 2011

July 4th Holiday Hours

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The SVA Library will close at 1pm today, Thursday the 3rd, and remain closed during the 4th of July Holiday. The library will reopen to our regular Summer Hours on Monday, the 7th.
Have a great long weekend!

(Image via Colourbox – available through the SVA Library’s Find Articles and Images page under the Images tab)