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GRAPHIC ARTS AND GRAPHIC ARTISTS

on this page many links to websites of graphic artists can be found: the meeting place of the written message and modern media...We will not add additional information. All of these sites are very much worthwhile visiting and design highlights.

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SOTA: The Society of Typographic Aficionados
exists to increase public awareness and appreciation of the art and history of typography and its function in creating beautiful and successful communication. To this end SOTA sponsors a conference for members and nonmembers alike and publishes a variety of publications related to its activities. The society, soon to be a non-profit cultural foundation, was founded in 1997 by Bob Colby.
Hot Metal Homepage
A free resource for the fraternity of those engaged in the art of ~~~ Hot Metal Typography ~~~
Linotype - Intertype - Ludlow - Monotype And Everything Else That Casts Type!
The World of Woodblock Printmaking
Chromoxylographers of the world - Unite!
The [Baren] forum is a mailing list open to anyone with an interest in the fascinating world of woodblock printmaking. Its main purpose is to encourage a flow of information among members and provide a place where they can share their knowledge and experience. Although many of the discussions are naturally based on technical points of the woodblock printmaking craft, general 'philosophical' issues also play an important part in the communications. A baren is the 'pad' used by printmakers to apply pressure to the paper when it is in place on the woodblock. A wonderful tool made of simple materials - paper, lacquer and bamboo - it is extremely strong, yet capable of incredibly delicate nuance. The baren is the very core of traditional woodblock printmaking, and there can be no better symbol for this forum. If you feel that you could benefit from being a member of [Baren], and feel that you have something to offer the group, please join us; we would love to have you!
To subscribe to [Baren], send an e-mail message to
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SUBSCRIBE baren (leave the subject line blank)
Direct Imagination

4,000 YEARS OF DESIGN AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. Direct Imagination is the ultimate source of historic and cultural images. We publish rare portfolios of design from around the world , presenting them with easy to use browsers, essays by authorities on the subjects, and we redraw the designs in precision EPS.
American Graphic Arts
Hard to find machinery, Bookbinding o Printing o Converting o Diecutting Foil Cutting o Mounting o Finishing o Sample Houses
TypeBooks:
"Type Books for the well-read typographer", a not-for profit endeavor begun earlier this year, is dedicated to "Raising The Bar"-- to encourage learning & growth in the calligraphic and typographic arts by providing access to information and materials on these subjects. TypeBooks is a free resource for anyone who wants to learn more on typography, calligraphy, & type-related subjects through reading. TypeBooks features book in- dices by author(s) & title with links to publishers' Websites (when available). Also featured: a NEW Peri- odicals index2, a Top-Ten book survey, and Interviews with authors.
George E. Thompson Professor of Art & Design
There are examples of several typefaces I've designed and some information about my private press, Spurius Press, as well as a couple of examples of design work and a resume which is mostly about my teaching activites. The typefaces run the gamut from a sans version of Dick Isbell's Americana face & a type family based on Oldrich Menhart's work to some quirkier things that were designed for clent jobs. The Spurius Press page has a brief piece about the type cutter/designer Robert Wiebking, about whom I'm still doing research (anybody has information on him I'd be happy to hear it--currently trying to trackdown members of the family in hopes they have more info), and some pages out of the biggest project to date: Five American Type Designers, a piece two students and I did about Cynthia Hollndsworth, Kris Holmes, Zuzana Licko, Judith Sutcliffe and Carol Twombly. This was printed on a C & P 10" x 15" using polymer plates.
Columbia College Chicago
Black Riders Design
is a small design company focussed on providing complete communications solutions through writing, editing, graphic design, and information architecture for both print and electronic media. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Black Riders Design provides its services to the public and private sector, with a client list that includes the Alberta Science and Research Authority, Alberta Economic Development and Tourism, the Ogaranko Group Incorporated, the Juvenilia Press, and the Alberta Kodály Association. Our president, creative director, graphic designer, writer, and illustrator is Winston Pei, a man who has no objection to writing about himself in the third person. In addition to eight years experience in graphic design, advertising and publishing, Winston earned a Bachelor's Degree with Distinction in English from the University of Alberta, successfully completed the Design in Publishing Workshop at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and is currently writing a Master's thesis on how book design affects literature.
VOICE OF THE SHUTTLE: TECHNOLOGY OF WRITING PAGE. A extremely interesting and very sophisticated site. Go see yourself!
DESIGN & PUBLISHING, RENE AEBERHARD, BRENT ALEXANDER, ISABELLE CARDINAL, DAVE CHAPPLE, (A)SORDID VISUALS, ETIENNE GOULET, JASON GURLEY, ULRIK CLAESSON, STEFAN GUSTAVSON, Michael Hall, SHANE HUNT, JOHN HERSEY, THORBJORN MIDWIND, MIKE MOORE, STEVE NOORHOFF, MATT PERKINS, TOM REPASKY, ERIC RICHARDS, ARI M.WEINSTEIN, NICHOLAS FABIAN, DAVID SIEGEL, JETSITE, MAC GOWEN, VOICENET, RICHARD DAVIS, JEFF SENSAT, Erik van Blokland, Glenn Rice, Jim Spiri

LUST
the missing piece of the puzzle. When you have almost finished the puzzle, you discover that there is one small, lousy piece missing. This is the moment LUST wants to capture, because this is the moment something basic is going to happen. Whether you start searching until you find the missing piece, or you throw away the puzzle altogether. Both options are a thousand times more interesting than the moment the puzzle is finished, because when that happens, there is nothing more. However, what you will remember ­ the thing that indelibly stays with you ­ is that puzzle with the hole: the part asking for interpretation. LUST is a term that cannot be clearly defined. LUST concerns the difference between RATIO and COINCIDENCE, between vision and urge. From the multiplication of these terms, designs emerge that have often an autonomous character, yet almost always have a relation with previous LUST designs. LUST designs & philosophy do not emerge from style but from interpretation and conceptualization of the assignment. LUST is mainly interested in CONTEXT and ASSOCIATION. This site offers you a peek into our world called LUST. LUST has given this world a tangiable structure that should challenge, as well as, guide you through all the layers of our thought processes. LUST has built in many hidden or random links and elements into this world, so be curious and explore your way through it! No one interpretation of LUST is correct. Your conclusion is just as valid as anyones. LUST is, after all, personal. Everybody carries their own baggage with them. LUST respects your baggage, but at the same time would like to show you theirs. LUST wants to try to push you, encourage you to participate in this dialog until the transformation takes place towards personal insight, personal investigation, and personal conclusions within LUST.
AIGA LINK,
American Institute of Graphic Arts
FACULTY OF ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE,
Bilkent University.
IL BISONTE,
International School of Graphic Arts in Florence, Italy. ("The INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF GRAPHIC ARTS was established in 1983 with master printers and teachers who offer the students relationships based on exchange of knowledge and experience. Many of the school’s graduates over the past years have gone on to teaching careers in famous art institutes and academies throughout Italy. Many have transferred the credits earned at Il Bisonte to their home universities. All of them, however, have gained in artistic and cultural maturity. Famous artists as visiting professors are already a tradition at the school, and they work on their own creations right before their students. The "End of Year" students' exhibit is also part of the special atmosphere at Il Bisonte; and the best of the students have the opportunity to print their first editions. This bon à tirer is the step that leads them from the world of schools into the professional art world. A few lines will never be enough to describe the character and atmosphere of a school such as Il BISONTE. It has to be experienced firsthand in the classrooms: that blend of eagerness on the part of the students, worthy of the finest colleges, and the simple, direct familiarity typical of Florentine artisan workshops where master and apprentice often eat at the same table during their break.")
GRAPHIC DESIGN SCHOOLS,
this page lists graphic design educational programs with WWW accessible information. Almost 100 links.
PRINTS & PRINTMAKING,
the history of artists' prints and printmaking, 2,800 digitized images, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century. All images in JPEG format for compactness.
ADOBE TYPE BROWSER,
designed for fast and easy access to a wealth of information about Adobe Type Library. With type samples, GIF files.
PRINTNET GALLERY:
showcase of electronic based work, with links to several individual artists. (Some of the Designers in the Gallery have included samples of their works saved in the Adobe Acrobat format. This highly versatile format allows you to view them at their highest quality.)
TechnoFace digital design:
Typeface design, Logo design, Graphic design, 3d illustration, Website design, Some links to related sites.
BASELINE:
Digital Type Review
PHIL’S FONTS:
Phil's Fonts is a great resource for type and other graphic software.
LIN HSIN ART MUSEUM:
Take a ride in our tour bus. Check out the fun places and nifty items from visual artworks to poems in The Salon to the toilet paper and toilet flush in the rest room. Other overview tours of the museum are available in our welcome poem and our welcome map. Enjoy! Lin Hsin Hsin is a renowned and well-established Singaporean artist whose works incorporate images, sculptures, poetry and music. Professionally she is an information technologist and she has also used digital medium for her artistic expressions. Todate, she has created some 1,000 digital art.
PENULTIMATE DIGITAL TYPEFOUNDRY:
PenUltimate is a typeface design group that is based in Seabrook, Texas. Now in their fourth year of typeface designs they are just beginning to receive recognition from designers for our inventive, creative designs. Head designer Chris MacGregor founded PenUltimate (under the name Fontaholics) back in 1993 by buying a Mac and Fontographer, since then the library has grown to over 30 complete faces and about100 faces that are currently in development. Currently they have nine typefaces available through [T-26] in Chicago (312.787.TYPE), and soon some more typefaces will be available through Prototype. All other typefaces are ready for licencing from PenUltimate.

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