Thursday, October 28, 2004

some timely web resources

http://www.p22.com/ihof/bifurset.html

and this is one of the really cool sites, great for historical reference into the avant-garde
http://www.ubu.com/

For all things Russian, the absolute best reference for Russian books of the period 1910-30's
http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2002/russian/


Background on poster history
www.internationalposter.com/intro.cfm

Monday, September 20, 2004

Eddie Adams

Adams was one of those photographers who helped shaped a generation with just one image. His remarkable photograph of a Vietnamese officer executing a Viet Cong soldier helped galvanize the anti-war movement with its seeming brutality. Adams didn't like being identified by that photograph because he felt it was misrepresented and misused in the press. He contributed untold numbers of photographs that have found their way into popular culture as icons of an age. Here's a link.

www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1095619508456_2/?hub=World

Hamilton Wood type museum

Hamilton is where a great deal of the wood type was made in this country and today exists as the best museum of printing of that era. One can even apply for a fellowship to go there and use the material (if you are a proven printer.) They are currently in the process of creating an entirely new font of wood type designed by Mathew Carter.

www.woodtype.org/museum_information_about.shtml

wood types and origins

Here's an interesting site by an authoritative writer on the history of wood types.


www.rit.edu/~rkelly/html/05_obs/obs_wood3.html

And some other really good information regarding the origins of type forms.

www.mediumbold.com/04_thinking/type/index.html

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

some valuable links for you

Here are a few links for you to consider for background material on the origins of writing.

http://www.ancientscripts.com/phoenician.html

http://www.ancientscripts.com/greek.html

www.ancientscripts.com/ws.html

www.bl.uk/collections/hoinc.html

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Welcome to the fall semester blog.

Welcome to the Fall semester 2004 of the blog for the Graphic Design History class taught by Ken Botnick. Bookmark this site so you can visit it weekly where valuable supplemental information and images will be posted.