Posted by Rebecca Blake on June 24, 2017
Over the past year, Guild member and designer Theresa Whitehill has had a unusual relationship with software giant Adobe: that of both judge and mentor in their student Adobe Design Achievement Awards. As judge, Whitehill had the opportunity to review work by design, illustration, and film production students from around the world, working in tandem with a team of peers.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on June 22, 2017
How often have you faced this challenge? You have a disparate selection of images—they may have very little in common in terms of subject matter, color palette, or composition—and it’s your task to create a cohesive and effective layout using all of the images. Proper color editing of webpage images is a step most web designers overlook. Yet ignoring this crucial step can result in a webpage which is unbalanced, misdirecting the viewer’s focus and resulting in an unpleasant (if not confusing) user experience.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on May 24, 2017
The Copyright Alliance interviewed Guild member and noted marine mammal illustrator Pieter Folkens for their "Five Questions” interview series with individual creators. The interview probed Folkens’ experience with copyright infringement – as one of the first science illustrators to focus on whales, dolphins, and porpoises, his high quality illustrations have been repeatedly infringed. But it's Folkens’ concerns with the merger doctrine and scenes à faire doctrine – two principles that most visual artists are unaware of — that are particularly illuminating.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on May 12, 2017
Arts advocates were appalled when the budget proposed by the Trump transition team called for eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, along with steep cuts to other cultural and social programs. On April 30th, Congressional leaders agreed to a budget bill allocates a full $150 million to the NEA. While the news is a welcome reprieve, arts advocates are not breathing easy – the administration has proposed defunding the NEA entirely in 2018. Americans for the Arts has been running a comprehensive campaign to support the NEA.
Posted by Advocacy Liaison on May 05, 2017
The Graphic Artists Guild applauds the introduction of “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act” into the Senate as S.1010 on May 2nd. In a show of bipartisan support, the bill was introduced by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA), former chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and former Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The Guild supported the House version of the bill, H.R.1695, which passed the House on April 16 by 378-48.