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3x3 Magazine: End of a (Print) Era

Posted by Rebecca Blake on September 20, 2013

The illustration magazine 3x3 Magazine has put its last print issue to bed. Although 3x3 is suspending print publications, there are plans to continue to promote quality illustration through its website, blog, books and annuals, (as reported on their blog) “soon new offerings.”

The Interaction of Color: Truly Interactive

Posted by Rebecca Blake on September 17, 2013

Yale University Press recently released Joseph Albers’ The Interaction of Color as an iPad app. The app contains the full text of the original book, including 125 color plates and 60 color studies. It’s enhanced with over 2 hours of video commentary, an interactive feature that permits the user to move and overly color swatches. Users can also create and save designs and color palettes into a format read by vector-based design software, such as Illustrator.

Web Designer Excuses

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.”

Carrier Pigeon:  Giving Wings to Creativity

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.”

Career Listings — Guild Joins Coroflot’s Design Employment Network

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.

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