Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
After discussing some possible topics and directions for our 'zines, it was time to gather some visual research. In order to stay true to the "Made by Hand, No Google Manifesto" our visual database was found on tangible paper in books and magazines at the Hennepin Central Library. One really big plus was the Image Collection Archive that contains thousands of images from subjects A-Z clipped from magazines and books since the early 1900's. Amazingly, these clippings are also available for check out.
Although no computers are allowed for the production of the 'zines, here are image bookmarking sites that might come in handy for future projects or to just expand your personal image vocabulary. Check it...
...or if you don't feel like browsing willy nilly you can look up something specific here http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/MplsPhotos/
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This past Tuesday we looked at the work from contemporary artists Robert Motherwell, Sarah Charlesworth, Kara Walker, and Hollis Frampton whose pieces are all currently on exhibition in Abstract Resistance show at the Walker Art Center.
‘Zines have a history of going against convention and the mainstream with not only content but form, and the artist who we looked at in the gallery defied traditional ways of making and viewing artwork in their time.
Click on the artists names to find out more about each…
Then we took a trip to Minnesota Center for Book Arts, where printmaker Anna Tsantir showed us some easy but elegant ways to fold and bind books.