Friday, January 29, 2010

Movie Title Stills

Opening and closing stills from thousands of films from 1900 to today. Provides the main title and the closing frames.
Link: http://www.annyas.com/screenshots/
Access: Free

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Running Amok

Those lovely people at Analogue Books in Edinburgh have just sent us through a big parcel containing all the past issues of their fantastic zine Running Amok.
Running amok is an ongoing zine series produced purely to showcase the work of artists, illustrators and designers who's work excites Analogue. Deliberately lo-fi and inexpensive, each issue is printed in a numbered edition of 100. The library now has a complete and up-to-date run, starting with issue 1. Artists who have produced issues include Nigel Peake, David Galletly and Nous Vous.

You'll find Running Amok in the Mackintosh Library during its normal opening hours, at shelfmark 767(73) RUN
Link: http://www.runningamok.co.uk

Monday, January 25, 2010

Artists' Books Talks

The Glasgow School of Art's Archives and Collections Centre is hosting two 20 minute lunchtime talks on the subject of Artists Books in conjunction with Micropages a touring book arts exhibition on show in the Archives and Collections Centre from 1st - 5th February 2010.
Talk 1 (12.00): Abigail Thomas curator of Micropages will give an introduction to the exhibition. Micro-Pages will start a conversation about the issues surrounding the display of artists’ books. A series of selected artists' books has been turned into a reel of microfilm for this touring exhibition. The work will be accessed through microfilm readers in participating libraries and archive centres. The books selected relate to the history of artists’ books, archives and libraries, or challenge the preconceptions of the future of preservation and display. This short talk will explore the themes presented by the Micropages exhibition, which will be available for visitors to look at before / after the talks.
Talk 2 (12.30): Duncan Chappell, Academic Liaison Librarian at GSA will talk about the extensive collection of artists books held at the School. The Glasgow School of Art Library has a superb and comprehensive collection of artists' books, amassed over many years. Housed in the Mackintosh Library, the collection can be consulted during its normal opening hours and features over 2,000 items. Items in the collection come in all kinds of forms: from edible books to calendars, and from multiples to musical books that play a tune. We even have books in the form of moebius strips, or books made from human DNA embedded and fired in porcelain. We continue to actively build the collection today. This short talk by Librarian Duncan Chappell will introduce a wide range of examples, with an opportunity to learn more about the Library’s collection. There will also be an opportunity to browse through the books on display.
Spaces are limited so please contact Susannah Waters (GSA Archivist) at s.waters@gsa.ac.uk if you are interested in attending.

Erica van Horn

Online exhibition on the work of book artist Erica van Horn, founder of Coracle Press. From the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Link: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/vanhorn/
Access: Free

Drapers Online

The Library now provides online access to the textiles and fashion magazine Drapers (formerly Drapers Record). This allows members of the GSA community to access fashion news and comments, Indicator Online (brand rankings, average spends, and annual sales figures), Trend Reports (detailed analysis of international tradeshows and high street previews), interviews, and business know-how.
Link: http://www.drapersonline.com
Access: Username and password required

Friday, January 22, 2010

Nigel Peake interview

David Shrigley Animation for Pringle

Indian Contemporary Art

Latest TED vodcast.
Collector Ravin Agrawal delivers an introduction to 10 of India's most exciting young contemporary artists. Working in a variety of media, each draws on their local culture for inspiration.
Link: http://blog.ted.com/2010/01/10_young_indian.php
Access: Free

Artangel Podcast

Artangel has just released its first podcast. This quarterly audio programme will offer exclusive features, sound extracts, recordings and interviews.
This edition marks the beginning of a new decade with Jem Finer, reflecting on ten years of his 1000-year long composition Longplayer, and features Karen Mirza and Brad Butler discussing their Karachi- and London-spanning Artangel Interaction project The Museum of Non Participation.
Link: http://www.artangel.org.uk/the_artangel_podcast/artangel_podcast
Access: Free

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cover Browser

Via http://philbradley.typepad.com/
Cover Browser provides access to over 450,000 covers of books, comics and more. There are thousands of titles available, many of the pulp fiction type, science fiction, war comics, Disney, DC and so on. The content is arranged by title and issue number, but there is also a basic search function by keyword, colour or artist.
Link: http://www.coverbrowser.com/
Access: Free

Vintage Ad Browser

Via http://philbradley.typepad.com/
Vintage Ad Browser was created in 2009/2010 and released in 2010, by Philipp Lenssen from Germany, currently living in China. This site aims to collect vintage ads from a variety of sources, including comic books, CD-Roms, websites, APIs, your submissions, book, magazine & comic book scans, and more. At the moment, this site contains 123,311 adverts. Some of these go back a very long way - an early tobacco ad was in the 1800s for example. There are over 50 categories, from Airlines to Xmas, arranged in date order.
Link: http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/
Access: Free

Monday, January 18, 2010

Zines and Little Magazines


Although zines and little magazines have never been actively purchased by GSA Library, we do have a number of examples that have entered the collection by various routes in the past. Previously scattered throughout our collection, we've now brought all of these examples together in the Mackintosh Library, to give a better sense of the independent, alternative publishing scene.
Little Magazines are generally defined as those that publish creative, often innovative work, with little or no regard for commercial gain. They provide an outlet for new creative work in literature and the other arts which in many cases is outside the criteria governing most mainstream journals. They sometimes have very small print runs and may last for relatively few issues. Examples in the Library include Lock Up Your Daughters, Uncle Chop Chop, Aggie Weston's, The Happy Hypocrite, Metronome, New Arcadians Journal, and the Marshall McLuhan Dew-Line Newsletter. You'll find them all at 767(73) in the Mackintosh Library.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Origami Club

This mega-site provides printable diagrams and online animations for every conceivable origami object, even a fried egg and a lollipop.
Link: http://www.origami-club.com/en/index.html
Access: Free

Business Cards

Flickr pool for cutting-edge business cards.
Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailypoetics/sets/72057594104389710/
Access: Free

German Films Quarterly

German Films Quarterly is the English-language quarterly journal of the German Films Service. It appears inFebruary (for the Berlinale), mid May (for Cannes), beginning of August (for the summer festivals Locarno, Montreal, Venice, San Sebastian, Toronto), and at the end of October (for the fall and winter festivals Hof, MIFED, AFM, FIPA). All issues can be viewed online.
Link: http://www.german-films.de/en/germanfilmsquaterly/latest/index.html
Access: Free

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Glasgow International Artists Book Fair

From Harald and Helen of the GIAB:
Following the success of Glasgow International Artists’ Bookfair 2008 we are pleased to announce that bookings are now being taken for GIAB 2010.
GIAB 2010 will take place on Friday the 16th & Saturday the 17th April 2010 and will be open to the public between 11am and 6pm on both days.
We are happy to have secured the same venue as last time, namely the Exhibition Hall at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Its central location and the friendly & professional support we received last time make it ideal for our purposes.
The booking fee for both days is £65, a slight increase from last time, due to the increase in costs of venue hire. For this fee you will be provided with 1 table and 2 chairs [more if required]. Display boards are also available for a small fee of £5 per board.
If you would like to participate but are unable to attend in person, we can offer you a table displaying your books, which will be attended by a volunteer. The price for this option is £95, plus the cost of return postage.
Once again we will produce a catalogue to accompany the event and, of course, a website. We also intend to organise workshops that will take place on both days.
Also, given the success of our daytrip to Loch Katrine, we are planning a similar endeavour, so leave the Sunday free and join us for a trip.
The deadline for bookings is Friday 22nd January 2010.
We hope you are interested in coming to Glasgow to participate in or visit what is set to be another enjoyable and inspirational event.
Please email us if you would like to participate and we will send you a booking form.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best wishes
Helen & Harald
GIAB
www.giab.org.uk

ICASEA

From Guest Blogger, Andrew L the IT Technician:
ICASEA was established in 2008 by Satoshi Aizawa, Tom Knapp and Alex Peverett as a platform for physical and digital domain releases from sound artists and electronic musicians working in various locations across the globe. This scrapbook blog documents a range of the artists interests.
Link: http://icasea.blogspot.com/
Access: Free

Friday, January 08, 2010

New Graphic Novels in the Library







Games Consoles of Yore

Remember all those 'state of the art' games consoles? Artist/writer Patrick Molnar has scoured the world in search of game consoles recent and forgotten. He’s meticulously collected and cataloged them into website, and clicking on each console displays information about it.
Link: http://consollection.de/
Access: Free

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Fontana Modern Masters

Researcher and contributor to the Penguin Archive Project, James Pardey, has recently launched a website exhibiting recent research undertaken on Fontana Books. The website concerns a series of 48 "Fontana Modern Masters" that were published with striking cover designs in the 1970s.
Link: http://www.fontanamodernmasters.org/index.html
Access: Free

Edinburgh University Press Journals

The Library now provides online access to over 30 respected high-quality journals from Edinburgh University Press. Titles available range from Architectural Heritage or Derrida Today, to Deleuze Studies or Journal of British Cinema and Television. Access is available to all members of the GSA community from on-campus through records in the Library Catalogue.
Link: http://www2.gsa.ac.uk/library/
Access: On Campus Only

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

What Things Do

What Things Do is a new self-publishing platform for comics artists Jordan Crane and Sammy Markham. Several comics can already be freely accessed and read online, with more to follow in the future.
Link: http://whatthingsdo.com/
Access: Free

Retro Graphics

Retro logos and graphics pool from Flickr.
Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/depressionpress/sets/
Access: Free

Victorian Infographics















via Bibliodyssey.
Link: http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/12/victorian-infographics.html
Access: Free

Insect Amusements

Illustrations from the three volumes of Insecten-Belustigung'(Insect Amusements) by AJ Rösel von Rosenhof (1746 and 1761), from the University of Heidelberg, via Bibliodyssey.
Link: http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/12/bugs-life.html
Access: Free

Mid-19th Century Illustrations

Flickr group for hundreds of images of mid-19th century original illustrations.
Link: http://tinyurl.com/yb5zmp8
Access: Free