Category Archives: Collection Highlights

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

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

Scorsese’s Silence – the Importance of Sound Design in Film

Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting is a series of appreciations of specific elements of film art. So far he’s covered visual comedy using Edgar Wright as an exemplar, lateral shots, and the one scene, one shots of Stephen Spielberg. The video above highlights the importance of sound design, and silence in particular, in the work of Martin Scorsese.

Below are some titles from the collection on sound design in film and Scorsese’s filmography.

Practical art of motion picture sound / David Lewis Yewdall. – TK7881.4 .Y48 2003

Sound design : the expressive power of music, voice, and sound effects in cinema / by David Sonnenschein – TR897 .S66 2001

Sound for film and television / Tomlinson Holman. – TK7881.4 .H63 2002 OVERSIZE

Sound-on-film : interviews with creators of film sound / Vincent LoBrutto (SVA faculty member – PN1995.7 .L63 1994

Scorsese up close : a study of the films / Ben Nyce. – PN1998.3.S39 N93 2004

Scorsese on Scorsese / edited by David Thompson and Ian Christie. – PN1998.3.S39 A3 1996

Mapping Anatomies of Show – new books!

Show time : the 50 most influential exhibitions of contemporary art / Jens Hoffmann. – N6486 .H64 2014

Walking and mapping : artists as cartographers / Karen O’Rourke – NX175 .O76 2013

Herman and Rosie / Gus Gordon – PZ7.G6573 He 2013

Drawing ideas : a hand-drawn approach for better design / Mark Baskinger + William Bardel -NC730 .B318 2013

Anatomies : a cultural history of the human body / Hugh Aldersey-Williams. – QP38 .A36 2013

New York over the top / Max Kozloff – TR659.8 .K69 2013

A Sugary Sphinx in Williamsburg

Have you seen Kara Walker’s A Subtlety: or the Marvelous Sugar Baby in the soon to be developed Domino Sugar Factory? It will only remain on view through July 6! Open Fridays 4–8pm, Saturdays 12–6pm, and Sundays 12–6pm and free to the public.

To explore Walker’s work in the stacks:

Bureau of refugees / Kara Walker – N6537.W239 A4 2008

Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress / writings by Kara Walker – NX512.W36 A4 2007

Kara Walker : my complement, my enemy, my oppressor, my love / organized by Philippe Vergne – N6537.W239 A4 2007

Seeing the unspeakable : the art of Kara Walker / Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw – NC910.5.W35 A4 2004

Kara Walker : pictures from another time / editor, Annette Dixon – N6537 .W324 A4 2002

Oldest Letterpress Mermaids on Mars – new books!

The oldest living things in the world / Rachel Sussman – TR724 .S87 2014

Monsters & legends : cyclops, krakens, mermaids and other imaginary creatures that really existed! / written Davide Cali ; illustrations by Gabriella Giandelli – GR825 .C35 2013

Adventures in letterpress / Brandon Mise. – Z252.5.L48 M57 2014

Can’t we talk about something more pleasant? / Roz Chast – NC1429.C525 A3 2014

Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void / Mary Roach – QH327 .R63 2010

The Shallows of Doubt vs. the Depth of Permission with Collaborative Maps – new books!

The Shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains / Nicholas Carr – QP360 .C3667 2011

The Depths : the evolutionary origins of the depression epidemic / Jonathan Rottenberg. – RC537 .R6585 2014

On the Map: a mind expanding exploration of the way of the world looks / Simon Garfield – GA201 .G366 2013

Merchants of Doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming / Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway – Q147 .O74 2010

Biopunk: solving biotech’s biggest problems in kitchens and garages / Marcus Wohlsen – TP248.23 .W65 2011

Without their permission: how the 21st century will be made, not managed / Alexis Ohanian – HF5548.32 .O37 2013

What’s mine is yours : the rise of collaborative consumption / Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. – HC79.C6 B68 2010

HR Giger’s World

HR Giger, creator of the nightmarish world brought to life in the Alien films, just passed away. Before that Giger had worked on the visual style of Alejandro Jodorowksy’s Dune, a film which was never made (though is the subject of a recent documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune – We’ll add that to the collection when it’s put out on DVD, but in the meantime, take a look at Jodorowsky’s Constellation).

“My planet was ruled by evil,” Giger said of his Dune design, “a place where black magic was practiced, aggressions were let loose, and intemperance and perversion were the order of the day. Just the place for me, in fact.”

Giger’s vision and style, mixing eroticism, horror, and biomechanical beings with a surrealist’s touch had a far reaching impact, from film design to album covers, and beyond.

(image from Www HR Giger com)

More on Giger: Juxtapoz slideshow, Dangerous Minds, boing boing, Rolling Stone album covers

In the stacks:

Www HR Giger com / text, H.R. Giger – ND1460.F35 G55 1997

HR Giger ARh₊ / editing and production, Gaby Falk

H.R. Giger’s Necronomicon 2/ NC988.5 G53 N4

N.Y. City / H. R. Giger – NC988.5.G53N48

Alien – dir. Ridley Scott – V-F S467 AliD DVD

Logo Redux?

Have you ever seen a logo that seemed a little too familiar? The website LogoThief offers cases of design theft, or heavy borrowing, depending on the case. The site provides a place to track and report such cases, and possibly serves as a warning to would-be logo thiefs.
To explore copyright and logos further:

Copyfraud and other abuses of intellectual property law / Jason Mazzone. – KF2994 .M399 2011

Logo lab : featuring 18 case studies that demonstrate identity creation from concept to completion / by Christopher Simmons. – NC1002.L63 S55 2005

Logo life : life histories of 100 famous logos / Ron van der Vlugt. – NC1002.L63 V68 2012

Logo brainstorm book : a comprehensive guide for exploring design directions / Jim Krause. – NC1002.L63 K73 2012

Logo savvy : top brand-design firms share their naming and identity strategies / Perry Chua & Dann Ilicic ; WOW Branding. – NC1002.L63 L657 2007

Logo design workbook : a hands-on guide to creating logos / Sean Adams & Noreen Morioka with Terry Stone ; designed by Sean Adams & Jennifer Hopkins. – NC1002.L63 A3 2006

Masters of design : logos & identity : a collective of the world’s most inspiring logo designers / Sean Adams. – NC1002.L63 A32 2008

Logolounge 6 : 2,000 international identities by leading designers / Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner. – NC1002.L63 F57 2011

Riot of a Blighted World Portrait Name – new books!

Art cities of the future : 21st Century Avant-Gardes – N6497 .A783 2013

In the good name of the company : artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Poster Printing Company / organized by Christopher Michlig, Brian Roettinger, Jan Tumlir. – NC1807.U5 I6 2013

Jerusalem : a family portrait / Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi – PN6727.Y34 J47 2013

The Blighted eye : original comic art from the Glenn Bray Collection / PN6726 .B738 2014

A Map of the world : according to illustrators & storytellers / edited by Antonis Antoniou, Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, and Hendrik Hellige. – N8222.M375 M36 2013

Riot / Isaac Julien with Cynthia Rose [and nine others]. – N6797.J95 A4x 2013