Posted by Rebecca Blake on September 13, 2013
Here’s a website every web designer will want to bookmark. “Excuses for Lazy Designers” is a website that projects fresh excuses for why a web design project is off track. The site was created by Cole Peters, digital designer for Future Workshops, and was inspired by the equivalent website for developers, “Excuses for Lazy Coders.”
Posted by Rebecca Blake on August 29, 2013
In 2009, a group of New York City-based artists, illustrators, writers and designers collaborated on an ambitious project: a commercially distributed magazine in which the artists would have complete creative control. A successful Kickstarter campaign the following year successfully raised printing costs to cover the first issue. The result is Carrier Pigeon, an approximately 100-page quarterly magazine featuring original artwork and text by both up-and-coming and well-known contributors such as Marshall Arisman. The publishers' vision is to keep the magazine as creator-controlled, collaborative publication, one which “provides artists with a venue for telling stories in an undisturbed environment by fostering… unconditional artistic freedom in both direct subject matter and the interpretation of text.”
Posted by Rebecca Blake on August 28, 2013
The Guild has joined Coroflot's Design Employment Network, bringing hundreds of career listings targeted to design and creative professionals to our website. The arrangement enables us to present an online job board, with postings that can be sorted by location, experience level, and/or keywords.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on August 27, 2013
An auction of comic book art held in early August featured two which played a role in the event which inspired the movie, Argo. The artwork was created by iconic comic book artist, Jack Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and the Hulk. In 1979, Kirby was hired by producer and visionary, Barry Ira Geller, to create storyboards for the film adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s scifi-fantasy book, The Lord of Light. Geller’s vision included a theme park, Science Fiction Land, for which Kirby created architectural renderings.
The movie was never produced, but Kirby's art resurfaced as part of a cover story for a CIA team bent on rescuing US diplomats hiding in the Canadian Embassy during the Iran hostage crisis.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on August 26, 2013