Events
  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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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])

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Ad Access
AdCritic
Advertising Age
AdViews: Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials
AdWeek
American Advertising Federation
Bizjournals
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

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American Customer Satisfaction Index
California Demographics
Census Bureau
Census Scope
Clickz Network
CNET
Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
FreeDemographics
FedStats
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)
Trendwatching.com
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

AdWeek
I.D.
[formerly International Design]
How
CA
[Communication Arts]
CMYK
Creativity
Archive
Business 2.0
Fast Company
Wired

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