Starting tomorrow, Friday, April 25th, until the end of the semester, the SVA Library is again extending its hours for the end of the semester to give students a quiet place to study and get work done. Need respite from your partying roomie? Come on down and stay up late!
Extended hours Spring 2014
Friday Apr. 25 – Sunday May 4
Time to celebrate this terrestrial sphere we call home. This year’s Google’s doodle honoring the occasion is particularly lovely (keep clicking on the image to toggle between animations).
Given the beautiful day, you would be forgiven for avoiding the library altogether and soaking in the sunshine. But should you want some books for company or research, below are a few titles that might be of interest.
Earth / editor-in-chief, James F. Luhr – QE501 .E27 2003
Ocean / by Fabien Cousteau et al. – GC21 .O23 2006
The Human face of climate change / Mathias Braschler, Monika Fischer – QC903 .B743 2011
Love Earth : 100 eco ideas + 100 eco designs / edited and produced by Viction Workshop Ltd ; concepts & art direction by Victor Cheung – NK1520 .L68 2011
Planet Earth as you’ve never seen it before : the complete series / BBC Worldwide – Film: V-D F684 Pla DVD v.1-5
And book: QB631.2 .P57 2006
Material world : a global family portrait / by Peter Menzel, text by Charles Mann – GN406.M45 1994
What I eat : around the world in 80 diets / photographed by Peter Menzel ; written by Faith D’Aluisio – TX353 .M437 2010
The LEGO book / by Daniel Lipkowitz. – TS2301.T7 L455 2012
Brian Eno : visual music / by Christopher Scoates – N6797.E55 A4 2013
Fairy tale comics : classic tales told by extraordinary cartoonists / edited by Chris Duffy – PN6720 .F35 2013
Fashion : the definitive history of costume and style / produced in association with the Smithsonian consultant, Susan Brown – GT511 .F365 2012
Art & place : site-specific art of the Americas. – NX456.5.S57 A78 2013
Punk : an aesthetic / edited by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage – ML3534 .P863 2012
Need to clear some fines in order to graduate or check stuff out, or maybe just to have a clean slate? This semester we are extending the normal Food for Fines period to three weeks!
When: April 14-May 5 (last day of the semester)
What: You bring in canned food items. Each one knocks $2 off your fine total.
All of the food goes to City Harvest, to help those in need. Clear your fines for a good cause – everyone wins!
Image by Helen Kwok.
Disposable skateboard bible / by Sean Cliver – GV859.8 .C55 2009
Beautiful darkness / Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët – PN6747.V44 J6513 2014
The Hole / Øyvind Torseter – PZ7.T645742 Ho 2013
Hippie chic / Lauren D. Whitley. – GT596 .W44x 2013
S.H.I.E.L.D. by Steranko : the complete collection / script, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas ; layouts, Jack Kirby
Paper cutting : contemporary artists, timeless craft / compiled by Laura Heyenga – TT870 .P26 2011
You may have seen the story recently about high schoolers who calculated that the US government could save as much as $400 million dollars by switching from Times New Roman to Garamond, because the latter used so much less ink due to its thinner lines. Appealing as this proposal might be, it had some flaws to do with legibility (since 12 point Garamond is really 15% smaller than 12 point Times New Roman, therefore harder to read) and government printing costs have more to do with per page contracts with outside vendors than direct ink purchases. That said, the basic idea is sound, as shown by the case of Matthew Carter’s Bell Centennial, which made mid-70s phone books more legible while cutting ink costs.
In the wake of this news, Ryman Eco, a free font designed to reduce ink use by 33% has just been offered to the public in order to cut environmental waste and printing costs. To my amateur’s eye, it resembles Helvetica in outline, but built with fine lines that “take advantage of how ink bleeds on paper“. At a small size, it appears solid. Scaled up, the lines create a dynamic look.
>>[Ryman-eco creator and Monotype Director Dan]Rhatigan says that the key with Ryman Eco was to find the perfect balance between saving ink, legibility and esthetics, which he did by looking at how our eyes and brains compensate by filling in ‘missing’ areas of what we see.<<
In the stacks:
Design futuring : sustainability, ethics, and new practice / Tony Fry – NK1510 .F77 2009
20th-Century type / written by Lewis Blackwell – Z250.A2 B57 2004
Getting it printed : how to work with printers and graphic arts services to assure quality, stay on schedule and control costs / Mark Beach & Eric Kenly. -Z243.U5 B4 1999
Green graphic design / Brian Dougherty ; with Celery Design Collaborative – NC997 .D64 2008
Eco design : the sourcebook / Alastair Fuad-Luke. – TS171.4 .F83 2002