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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Advertising Program

Research Tutorials

Advertising Research Tutorial
Business Information Resources

Databases of Interest

ebrary ProQuest
ELibrary ebsco logo

Websites of Interest

Advertising Education

Adforum Creative Library - Database of commercials. May require registration.
Advertising Principles
Advertising Resources
Advertising, Marketing, and Commercial Imagery Collections
Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements
History Matters: Making Sense of Ads
The Persuaders Website (Frontline documentary. Call #: Video D P477 [DVD])

Ad Magazines, Trades, and Organizations

Ad Access
Advertising Age
AdViews: Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials
American Advertising Federation
Brand Channel.com
Commercial Closet
I Have An Idea: Advertising's Intellectual Archive
Interactive Broadcasting Bureau
Marketing Profs.com
Visit 4 Info
Watch Reels.com

Stats, Research, and Analysis

American Customer Satisfaction Index
California Demographics
Census Bureau
Census Scope
Clickz Network
Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Foreign Trade Information System
Know This: Virtual Marketing Library
Market Research Society
Marketing Research Library at mrlibrary.com
Market Research Library at buyusainfo.net
National Center for Education Statistics
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Population Reference Bureau
Services Industries Trends
Social Statistics Briefing Room (White House)
United States Commercial Service: Market Research Library
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
World Trade Organization

Library book Sections of Interest

E - History of the Americas

E 169.02 - American Popular Culture

H - Social Sciences

HF - Business

HF 5415.153 - Inventions and new product marketing

HF 5801 to 6191 - Advertising (includes signs and billboards)

NC - Drawing, Design & Illustration

NC 997 - Commercial Art & Advertising

PN - TV, Theater, Plays, Motion Pictures

TR - Photography

Magazines of Interest in the Otis Library

[formerly International Design]
[Communication Arts]
Business 2.0
Fast Company

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