Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Long Divided Suitcase of Now, in Black and White Woodblock – new books!


Japanese woodblock prints : artists, publishers, and masterworks, 1680-1900 / Andreas Marks
NE1321.8 .M355 2010


A road divided / Todd Hido ; text, Jean Baudrillard.
TR660.5 .H525 2010


The Mexican suitcase : the legendary Spanish Civil War negatives of Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour
TR820.6 .C36 2010 v.1-2


Roy Lichtenstein : the black-and-white drawings 1961-1968 / Isabelle Dervaux
NC139.L48 A4 2010


Frederick Wiseman / edited by Joshua Siegel and Marie-Christine de Navacelle.
PN1998.3.W57 S544 2010


The long now / Uta Barth.
TR647 .B378 2010

Zapf of the Dingbat fame

The Art of Hermann Zapf from Johnny Dib on Vimeo.

The Art of Hermann Zapf

In the Visual Arts Library collection:
-Hermann Zapf and his design philosophy / intro. by Carl Zahn. – NK3620 .Z3 1987
-Manuale typographicum: 100 typographical arrangements with considerations about types, typography and the art of printing selected from past and present / Hermann Zapf – Z250.Z33
-Typographic variations on themes in contemporary book design and typography in 78 book and title-pages / Hermann Zapf – REF- Z250.Z34
-ITC Zapf book / [designed by Hermann Zapf]. – REF- Z250.I57 Z3
-ITC Zapf Chancery – REF- Z250.I57 Z32
-ITC Zapf Dingbats : signs, symbols & ornaments. - REF- Z250.I57 Z33
-ITC Zapf international – REF- Z250.I57 Z34
-The calligraphers’ dictionary / Rose Folsom ; introduction by Hermann Zapf. – REF- Z43 .F67 1990


Other Zapf typeface designs
Zapf Dingbats history

Drawing Papers filtering in

We are in the process of adding the entire run of Drawing Papers from the The Drawing Center. Below are some of the newest editions to the collection. Because the topics of the individual volumes in the series are varied, they are kept in differerent locations around the library (see the call numbers below). But you can see them all at once in the Vision catalog by doing a Title search for: Drawing Papers.


DRAWING PAPERS 91- Dorothea Tanning: Early Designs for the Stage N6537.T36 A4 2010

DRAWING PAPERS 88 – Iannis Xenakis: Architect, Composer, Visionary ML141.N4 X46 2010


DRAWING PAPERS 90 – Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion? ND237.G6113 A4 2010

DRAWING PAPERS 80 – Kathleen Henderson: What If I Could Draw a Bird That Could Change the World? NC139.H42 A4 2008

DRAWING PAPERS 87- Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World NC139.M674 A4 2009

DRAWING PAPERS 86 – Unica Zürn: Dark Spring NC251.Z87 A4 2009

Stephen Heller Collection of Caricature and Cartoon added

If you follow this blog, you know that we are constantly purchasing new books to add to the collection. What you see highlighted here is a small fraction of what we buy. But we also have another source of books for our collections: donations from faculty and friends of SVA. We honor some of the larger donated collections with book plates. Below are some samples of book plates from a few of our generous donors.

Steven Heller book plate

Traub bookplate


Kismaric book plate

Vermont Names James Kochalka Cartoonist Laureate

Vermont, home of the Center for Cartoon Studies (which was founded by SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay alum James Sturm), has instituted a Cartoonist Laureate position and installed prolific cartoonist James Kochalka as it’s inaugural holder of the title. Huzzah! We hope to see more states follow their lead.

To see Kochalka’s work take a look at his site, American Elf and/or peruse one of the several Kochalka titles in the library’s collection:

American elf : the collected sketchbook diaries of James Kochalka, October 26, 1998 to December 31, 2003 / James Kochalka – PN6727.K66 A64 2004
American elf : the collected sketchbook diaries of James Kochalka. Book two, January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005 /PN6727.K66 A64 2007
American Elf : the collected sketchbook diaries of James Kochalka. Book three, January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007 / PN6727.K66 A64 2008
Fantastic butterflies / by James Kochalka. 2002
James Kochalka’s The sketchbook diaries. - PN6727.K66 S34 2001
Johnny Boo : the best little ghost in the world /PN6727.K66 J64 2008
Johnny Boo : Twinkle power / PN6727.K66 J64 2008a
Kissers / PN6727.K66 K5 1999
Magic boy & girlfriend / PN6727.K66 M3 1998
Magic Boy and the robot elf / PN6727.K66 M3 1996
Monkey vs. Robot / PN6727.K66 M6 2000
Peanutbutter & Jeremy / Special Collections — Comics
Peanutbutter & Jeremy’s best book ever! / PN6727.K66 P43 2003
Quit your job : a picture story / PN6727.K62 Q55 1998
Scatterbrain / edited by Phil D. Amara and Scott Stuart Allie – PN6726 .S32 2001 – OVERSIZE
Strange tales. / PN6726.S72 M38 2010
Tiny bubbles / PN6727.K66 T5 1998
Triple dare./ Special Collections — Comics

New Manga titles in the Visual Arts Library


Manga Sutra / Katsu Aki
PN6790.J33 K37 2008 v.01-02


Oishinbo, a la carte. story by Tetsu Kariya ; art by Akira Hanasaki
PN6790.J33 K365 J37 2009
PN6790.J33 K365 S35 2009


Chi’s sweet home / Konami Kanata
PN6790.J33 K66 C459 2010 v.01-04


7 billion needles / Nobuaki Tadano
PN6790.J33 T14 2010


Bunny drop / Yumi Unita
PN6790 .J33 U66 2010 v.1-2


Crayon Shinchan / by Yoshito Usui
PN6790.J33 U79 K87 2008 v.01-04, 06-09


Saturn apartments / Hisae Iwaoka
PN6790.J33 I92 2010 v.1 – 2

75 Years of Canned Beer design

This day in history: Jan. 24, 1935: First Canned Beer Sold

Vintage beer cans :: Beer Can Museum :: Vintage slideshow – WSJ :: Creating A Corporate Identity For A Beer Label

In the Visual Arts Library collection:
The international book of beer labels, mats & coasters / Keith Osborne, Brian Pipe. – NC1002.B4C8
Bottle design : beer, wine, spirits / edited by B. Martin Pedersen.- NK5440.B6 B67 1997
Beer : a connoisseur’s guide to the world’s best / Christopher Finch – TP577.F56 1989 OVERSIZE

Brand Identity:
Designing brand identity : an essential guide for the entire branding team / Alina Wheeler.
HD69.B7 W44 2009

Handmade Blinky, Essential Eggles, all Creative – New Books


William Eggleston, for now / afterword by Michael Almereyda
TR654 .E34 2010 OVERSIZE


Blinky Palermo : retrospective 1964-1977 / edited by Lynne Cooke
N6888.P235 A4 2010


Handmade graphics : tools and techniques beyond the mouse / Anna Wray.
NC1000 .W73 2009


500 Essential Graphic Novels: The Ultimate Guide / Gene Kannenberg Jr.
PN6710 .K35 2008


Creative Code / John Maeda
N7433.85 M34 2004

Ground Control – Visual Arts Gallery

Check out Ground Control, a show of 4th year student work from the Visual & Critical Studies department at the Visual Arts Gallery:



Houdini’s Data Rap in the Sustainable Bible of an Era – new books!


The Anthology of Rap / edited by Adam Bradley & Andrew DuBois
ML3531 .A57 2010


The Wolverton Bible : the Old Testament & Book of Revelation through the pen of Basil Wolverton
PN6727.W65 A6 2009


Data Flow 2: visualizing information in graphic design
NC998.4 .D38 2010


Product design in the sustainable era / Dalcacio Reis ; ed., Julius Wiedemann
TS171.4 .R453 2010


Houdini: art and magic / Brooke Kamin Rapaport
GV1545.H8 R37 2010