25 Vintage Magazine Covers from Japan 25 Vintage Magazine Covers from Japan This post began as a compilation of magazine covers from the website of a Japanese antiquarian dealer. I dug through all 1500 or so images and saved (like a good little digital hoarder) hundreds to feature, though only 8 made the first cut. This is because I decided to revisit Bookcover Design in Japan 1910s-40s (ISBN 4-89444-426-7; Amazon link). Edited by Masayo Matsubara and published in 2005 by PIE Books, this out-of-print treasure (Japanese-language only, unfortunately) features 650 book and magazine covers. See my earlier posts for more.
Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline Fortunately, it isn’t required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer. A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don’t set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though! Artsonia Kids Art Museum Review for Teachers Artsonia is a digital art museum for kids that's available on the web as well as via iOS and Android apps. Teachers create a school page on Artsonia and use it to share what their students have created via galleries. Galleries can include a description of the project, materials used, and national standards addressed.
DIY Minimal Business Cards on the Go The ever-clever Mikey Burton has come up with a fun idea that I just may try out. He was asked to participate in the “Designer Challenge” for the October issue of Computer Arts Projects and was tasked to put a new spin on traditional business cards. So his idea was to pare down a card to the absolute essentials: name, website and possibly a stylized bear illustration, and print it in a unique way. What’s really neat about the cards that Burton made was the tool he used: a 3/4″ inspection stamp. Not exactly a paragon of style and modern design, but it works great for this purpose. Wall Spin, The Zatista Blog Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson (1970), The Great Salt Lake, Utah Photo via Wikipedia Via artnet.com by Christie Chu: The Great Salt Lake in Utah, which houses Robert Smithson’s famous land work, Spiral Jetty, is facing the most critical drought in history. Water is dropping south of the lake’s historic low, set in 1963. According to a story by the Salt Lake Tribune, reported in February, the lake level was at an all-time low at 4,193.8 feet and “many observers expect it to dip to a new historic low within the year, depending on precipitation this winter.”
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts This comprehensive resource offers instant, searchable access to over 170 books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines. It is an essential resource for students and educators globally, working across multiple fields of practice, including fashion and textiles, design and illustration, photography, film and media, architecture and interiors, marketing and advertising. Most of the books featured in Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts are taken from five core series: Visual Dictionaries, Fundamentals, Basics, Required Reading, and Creative Careers. You can find out more about these series here, and download the full title list. Features Access options
9 hours (9h) Designer Capsule Hotel Review I’ve been lucky enough to stay at some very nice hotels over the past couple of years but in Japan I was on a tight budget and determined to try something a little different. Originally created for businessmen who worked too late to catch the last train home, capsule hotels (カプセルホテル) have developed as an economical alternative to normal hotels in a country where space comes at a premium. Consisting of a large number of extremely small coffin-like “rooms” big enough for a single person to sleep in, Japan’s first capsule hotel made its appearance in Osaka in 1979.
How to Draw Fabric Folds Tutorial by Barbara Bradley Look for Several Types of Folds Five of the seven fold types--pipe, half-lock, diaper, drop and inert--appear in the abundant cloth of this Roman's toga. The more fabric there is, the more types of folds you'll see. TYPES OF FOLDS - An Illustrated Tutorial from "Drawing People: How to Portray the Clothed Figure" by Barbara Bradley Artstor Digital Library Extensive image database for educational use Offering an unparalleled range of over 2.5 million educational and rights-cleared images from more than 280 leading collections worldwide, and covering everything from the Arts to Science and from History to Religion, the Artstor Digital Library provides excellent support for teaching and learning across the curriculum. Images are accompanied by authoritative descriptive data and are supported with teaching resources, curriculum and subject guides, and useful tools. A 25% discount to Artstor Digital Library is available to subscribers of the JSTOR Secondary Schools Collection plus current JSTOR subscribers are not required to pay Artstor’s one-off Archive Capital Fee.
lux ferre: Tori Lux's Guide to Perfect Anal Sex - Everytime! Anal sex: a pleasurable, albeit nerve-wracking activity that lots of people enjoy and many hope to enjoy but are too afraid of the potential risks. Will it hurt? How do you make sure you’re “clean”? 50 Clever Tutorials and Techniques on Traditional Drawing Advertisement Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one should learn the traditional type of drawing and painting before starting digital drawing, since it often lays out the foundation for screen design. This article contains a mixture of traditional drawing tutorials, drawing techniques and some methods for transforming and preparing your creations for screen design. Some are intermediate level and some are advanced tutorials that include general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art, sketch a pencil drawing, coloring processing, character sketching, shapes, proportional, perspective and much more. We hope that drawing tutorials and techniques in this post will be a great help to you. Traditional Drawing Tutorials
Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. 7 Tutorials on How to Draw the Human Anatomy / Body / Figure 39 Comments | July 1, 2008 Here are 7 tutorials I’ve found on the net, some better than others. If you know if any other good ones, please share in the comments! “Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth” by Andrew Loomis (PDF, 24MB) One of the quintessential books by Hogarth on drawing the human figure: a must have!
Hemeroscopium House by Ensamble Studio (Video) By Eric • Mar 10, 2011 • Selected Work Completed in 2008, the Hemeroscopium House is like no other house. Located in Madrid and designed by Ensamble Studio, the 4,300 square-foot residence is an impressive combination of heavy infrastructural pieces. The entire structure took the studio a year to engineer but only a week to build. Check out the video below to see how. Hemeroscopium House by Ensamble Studios: