A blog for Texas State University's School of Art & Design faculty, students, or anyone interested about art and art resources in the library or anywhere. A place to share information about art, artists, design, and designers.
There is a sticker on the parking garage gate that has a black and white illustration of a mythical creature that I had never imagined or seen a drawing of before. It is a mermaid cat. I liked the illustration so much that I wanted to find out who had created it. I thought it might be a local artist but I wasn't sure so I decided to research it on the friendly internet. I searched for mermaid cats and it did come up in the google image search, in color. I followed the "Visit Page" link which took me to someone's Pinterest board named "Cat Mermaids". The pinner calls the Mermaid Cat a "Mermicat", which I thought was a great name for the newly discovered to me, mermaid cat creature. The pin of the image came from a blog titled, A Lovely Little Life, where the author had posted the mermaid cat image. Luckily, she had attributed the work to its original artist so I could go look for the artist's web site and social media sites. I then proceeded to peruse the artist, Cate Anevski's sites to find her image of her work. I discovered that she calls it a Purrmaid and has it for sale in many different formats, prints, stickers, pins, textiles, greeting cards, and more. She has a great blog too with lots of creative ideas. I am very glad that Cate Anevski's Purrmaid image was attributed to her so I could find her original image and pay tribute to it by promoting her work and by talking about it here.
The Mills College Book Art Program
is pleased to announce the second annual Summer Institute for Book and Print
Technologies taking place June 5-16, 2017. This two-week summer institute is
open to members of the national book art community and will include 5-day
workshops taught at the master class level by well-known book and print
artists, a master critique seminar and a pricing seminar. Workshop instructors
include Julie Chen, Kathleen Walkup, Colette Fu, and Karen Kunc.
The exhibit This Is A Book consists of Communication Design students' handmade interesting format books with books from the library's collection that inspired their book design projects. The exhibit is designed by Communication Design student Brianna Penney and Assistant Professor Maia Wright in collaboration with School of Art & Design Librarian, Tara Spies Smith.
Subject and type in artists books and hit
search, then click on the first link that says Artists Books and you should see
about 90 results (The page that this link lives on can also be an interesting
page to explore what types of artists books we have). These are located in the general
collection (open stacks), secured collections, and special collections.
These will also include books about artists books or bookmaking. You could also
do a keyword rather than subject search but they may not all be actual artists’
To limit to only those in
secured, you can click onLimit/Sort Searchat the top of the page and
choose Secured Collection
in the Location selection box. You could also start a new catalog search
change the Keyword drop down to Subject again then change the Search Entire
Collection drop down to Special Collections and search with the keyword artists books again. This will show you all the artists books located in Special Collections.