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Handmade Book Artist Bea Nettles Visits Ringling College

Posted by Carter on February 3, 2012

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Artist Books!

Posted by jennugent on November 2, 2011

Half of our artist books are currently on display across from the circulation desk. Ask the library staff to get a better look at these, or any others that are stored in our Special Collections.

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Jen’s selections from our Special Collections

Posted by jennugent on November 2, 2011

Come in and check out the display just outside the library’s computer lab!

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Landscape Display

Posted by Carter on February 21, 2011

The library has another display of books, DVDs, and magazine hand-picked by our student workers.  Come by to check it out!

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Life Magazine In Color, Online

Posted by Carter on May 11, 2010

Issues of Life Magazine from 1936-1972 are available digitally from the Google Books project. This is a great publication to study to get a feeling for historical and visual trends in fashion, photography, interiors, world events, and more.

As mentioned on the Google Books Blog,

Most of us are familiar with the term “American Century,” but chances are few of us have been able to read Henry Luce’s defining editorial in its original context, a 1941 issue of LIFE. You’ll be able to find and read Leonard McCombe’s iconic cover and photo essay on a Texas Cowboy and Richard Meryman’s famous last interview with Marilyn Monroe. You can find a 1968 cover story on Georgia O’Keeffe (which you may want to read if you’re visiting the Whitney Museum anytime soon).

You’ll even find Alfred Eisenstadt’s famous photo of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square on VJ Day in 1945.

For issues not included in Google’s digital library, you can rely on the Library’s collection of LIFE  Magazines.  If you ever want to make high-resolution scans, we have many of the original volumes from 1962-69, and 1980-2000 in storage.  Just request them at the front desk!  Additionally, our ProQuest research database can help you determine which issues relate to your research subject.  ProQuest has citations and abstracts for each issue published from 1986-2000.

Click here to get stared searching Google Books’ issues online!

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Creativity @ Work Speaker Michael Brooks

Posted by courtneycox2009 on April 19, 2010

Michael Brooks, a Ringling College of Art and Design graduate of 1991, spoke in the academic center today. Brooks spoke about how he managed to create and publish the magazine called The South. The South is a Savannah, Georgia based magazine started in 2006 and has grown year by year. They cover all local news, events, shopping, dining, and much more about Savannah.

At Brooks’s presentation he gave out very valuable information about how to network and get the job you’ve been aspiring for. One thing he said was to always get business cards from presentations and shake the hand of the presenter, to show them respect and thank them for the presentation. After you apply for a job you should be the one to call and follow up with them. Your future employer will then know you are really dedicated and serious about working for their company.

For further information about The South Magazine go to

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Book Review: Two Faced by Daniel Firth

Posted by courtneycox2009 on March 29, 2010

New Book


Two Faced- The Changing Face of Portraiture

Daniel Firth

N 7575 .T96 2007

Two Faced is a showcase of over 200 unique portraits from numerous artists. This collection of work can be viewed as an inspiration to all artists and designers. There are many different techniques used by the designers in Two Faced. An artist that particularly stands out is Stefan Sagemeister. He got his intern to physically carve the typography of a poster for AIGA Detroit into his body which was later photographed and used as an ad. This shows the passion and pain an artist will go through to make a unique design. Stefan Sagemeister has also made numerous CD covers and a poster for Lou Reed which incorporates his technique of ink on photography.

Two Faced has very little text but a remarkable amount of breath taking designs by brilliant artists. Another artist that stands out is Marc Altan’s piece, “David Shrigley.” David Shrigley’s illustrations have appeared in different magazines around the world and studied Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Art. Marc Altan decided to use David Shrigley’s photo for his submission to Two Faced because “David makes me laugh, wince, cringe, and sometimes cry at the same time, which is not that pleasant, but I deeply thank him for that experience.” Marc Altan decided to embed a picture of Shrigley into a crystal paper weight and put “It’s freezing in here,” a line of text taken from one of Shrigley’s works.

Courtney Cox, 3/2010

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Research Guides

Posted by courtneycox2009 on March 2, 2010

The library has now put together a simple and very useful research guide for all majors here at Ringling. Research Guides are here to help everyone with researching topics about their major. There are even short videos, pictures, books and magazines that relates to the specific major and can  be useful for enhancing one’s work.

How to use Research Guides:

  • Click on the individual Research Guide you’d like to see
  • Begin researching by clicking on the different tabs
  • Each tab will have different  information about the intended major which are all highly informative.

Though Research Guides are still in the process of being perfected, students can at least familiarize themselves with the format of this new strategy.

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What is Motion Design?

Posted by courtneycox2009 on March 2, 2010

Many students and staff around campus keep asking what the new major of Motion Design is. As a first year Motion Design student, I can simply say that Motion Design is literally  a bit of everything. We learn a animation, film, photography, claymation, stop motion, graphic design, illustration, visual effects, and much more. Here are a few examples of what Motion Design really is.

Allison Schulnik, the director of this video created this using claymation along with stop motion, which is something that our Motion Design Department will be doing a lot of. This is a great example of what we do in Motion Design.

Another great example of Motion Design is the credits for Sherlock Holmes. Notice how parts of the film turn into illustrations and graphics- that’s simply what Motion Design entails, and what the future holds for this new department.

For further information visit our new Motion Design Research Guide page

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Flickr Commons

Posted by Carter on June 3, 2009

Fritzi Scheff demonstrating Magnavox for Fifth Liberty Loan in New York City, 1895

Fritzi Scheff demonstrating Magnavox for Fifth Liberty Loan in New York City, 1895

Yesterday we added a new link to a huge source for images – the Flickr Commons.  This is a place to get free images from the world’s cultural institutions.  The images are without any known copyright restrictions, so they are available for download and alteration.

More than students in the Photography and Digital Imaging major will find this stuff fascinating – this is a great resource for a variety of historical reference photos, including those for facial expressions, costume, events, and different types of objects.  You can go here to search by keyword (or tag, as flickr calls them).  Alternatively, browse by tags like hats, florida, army, and standing.

You can find the link to this site, along with other photo databases, on the Library’s Find Images page.

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