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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.

     

  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).

     

  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.

     

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    Apr 28| Special Event
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  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education
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    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

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History of Graphic Design

A Sampling of Materials of Interest

Arranged in chronological order. Most of these items are located in Special Collections.

Winchester

The Two Winchester Bibles by Walter Oakeshott
A scholarly study of 12th-century illumination. Clarendon Press, 1981.

Location: Special Collections


Codex

Codex Tro-Cortesianus
The Maya wrote their beliefs, history, and astronomy in special books that are now known as codices. We have facsimiles edition of some.

Location: Special Collections F 1435 C653


Gottingen

Gottingen Model Book
Written around 1450, the book provides instructions for how to illumniate the Guttenberg Bible. Our copy is a facsimile and includes a translation.

Location: ND 2980 G6


Caxton

Caxton & the Polycronicon of 1482
The book, beautifully designed and letterpress printed in 1938 by the Grabhorn Press, contains an an actual original page from the Caxton's Polycronicon.

Location: Special Collections


Apian

Astronomicum Caesareum by Peter Apian
A Renaissance astronomy manual from 1540 containing rotating paper wheels which demonstrate planetary motion and movements of the stars. Ours is the facsimile edition published in 1967.

Location: Special Collections

 


Calligraphy

Arrighi's Operina by John Benson and Arte Subtilissima
Facsimiles of illustrated writing manuals typical of the mid-1500s.

Location: Z 43 A3 L8333
Location: Z 43 A3 I3 1960


 

The Pencil of Nature (facsimile of 1844 book)

Location: Special Collections TR 144 T2 1969


Duvet

L'Apocalypse Figuree by Jean Duvet
Illustrations to Jean de Tournes printing of the 22 chapters of the Book of Revelation from 1561. Ours is a facsimile edition by Eugrammia Press, published in 1962.

Location: Special Collections


Rosart

The Type Specimen of J.F. Rosart
Rosart was one of the two main typefounders in Brussels in the late 18th century. This book is a facsimile of the 1768 edition.

Location: Z 250 R78


 

Harper’s Bazaar (1870)

Location: Special Collections


 

Caricature and Other Comic Art (1875)

Location: Special Collections NC 1325 P3 1877


La Fontaine

La Fontaine's Fables
Translated into English verse by Walter Thornbury. Profusely illustrated by Gustave Dore. Printed around 1885.

Location: Special Collections PQ 1811 E3 T4


 

The Dictionary of Needlework (1882)

Location: Special Collections TT 750 C372 1882


 

Figure Drawing for Children (1893)

Location: Special Collections NC 765 R57 1893


 

The Growth of Industrial Arts (1886)

Location: Special Collections


Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar
The Library owns several samples of women's magazines, which were especially popular during the 19th Century.

Location: Special Collections


Kelmscott

The Kelmscott Chaucer (1896)
Willam Morris produced what is considered one of the great books in the history of printing. Ours is the facsimile edition published in 1958.

Location: Z 232 M87 C52 1958


 

Phil May’s Gutter Snipes Cartoons (1896)

Location: Special Collections NC 1479 M38 1896


 

Moko/ Maori Tattooing (1969; facsimile of 1896 book)

Location: Special Collections GN 667 N947


Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98)
Described as the most original genius of British art in the 1890s, the Library owns many books with reproductions of Aubrey Beardsley's book designs.

Location: Special Collections Oversize NC 1115 B395
Location: NC 978.5 M34 B42


 

Cosmopolitan and Scribbner’s Magazines (individual issues 1897/1898)

Location: Special Collections


 

The Rossettis (1900)

Location: Special Collections ND 497 R863


 

Two Centuries of Costume in America (1903)

Location: Special Collections GT 605 E8


 

The Gibson Book: A Collection of the Published Works of Charles Dana Gibson, V.2

Location: Special Collections Oversize NC 139 G42 G4 1907


 

Die Traumenden Knaben (1907); a 1968 facsimile

Location: Special Collections


 

Fashion in Paris (1908)

Location: Special Collections GT 887 U8 1898


 

Alphabets Old and New  (c. 1910)

Location: Special Collections NK 3600 D22


 

Raemaekers’ Cartoons (1917)

Location: Special Collections NC 1429 R33 R4 1916


 

Boyhood Photos of J.-h. Lartigue (facsimile)

Location: Special Collections TR 140 L375 L37 1966


 

The Delineator (Fashion Magazine, 1917-1927)

Location: Special Collections


 

America in the War (1918)

Location: Special Collections NC 1429 R33 A43


 Liberty Loan

The Liberty Loan Poster: A Textbook for Amateurs (1918)
Joseph Pennell.

Location: Special Collections


 

War Posters  (1920)

Location: Special Collections NC 1810 H3 1920


 

Red Cartoons from the Daily Worker (2 copies; 1926 & 1928)

Location: Special Collections NC 1763 C6 D3


Art-Gout-Beaute

Art-Gout-Beaute
Luxurious fashion magazine published from 1920 to 1933. Unpaginated (29pp.), illustrated with 16 hand-colored pochoir designs (incl. cover, shown above, cropped to emphasise cover image) and 5 full page advertisements as well as color endpapers reproducing a design available on crepe de chine fabric. Text in French.

Location: Special Collections


 

Commercial Art Magazine (loose issues 1930s)

Location: Special Collections

 
 

Specimens of Type in use at the Kynoch Press

Location: Special Collections Z 250 K96 1934


 

Fashions Art  Volume 1/ No. 1 (1934)

Location: Special Collections TT 500 F27 1934


 

Printing Types: Their History (Volume 1; 1937)

Location: Special Collections Z 250 A2 U6


Advertising Arts

Advertising Arts (14 issues from the early 1930s)
"An important historical document in defining the evolution from work-a-day commercial art to sophisticated graphic design."

Location: Special Collections


 

Modern Publicity (3 volumes from the '30s and '40s)
Annual of Art and Industry, a london-based association. Show examples of posters, illustrations, packaging, letterheads, etc. from the period.

Location: Special Collections NC 997 A1 M6


 

Alphabet and Image Volumes 1-4; 5-8  (1946-1948)

Location: Special Collections


 

Tschichold 1949

Location: Special Collections Z 43 S36 1949
 


 

Printing and Graphic Arts (2 volumes 1953-1954)

Location: Special Collections


Portfolio

Portfolio Magazine
Art director: Alexey Brodovitch
The Library owns 3 issues from the early 1950s.

Location: Special Collections


 

Collagious Material (issues 1-6; 1965)

Location: Special Collections


 

Great Ideas of Western Man (1950-1975)
Portfolio of booklets about famous thinkers created by well known designers for the Container Corportion of America.

Location: Special Collections


Flair

Best of Flair (1950s)
Extravagantly produced magazine created by socialite Fleur Cowles.

Location: Special Collections AC 5 B45157


Print

Print: America's Graphic Design Magazine
Library has a complete run from 1942 to the present.

Location: Magazine Stacks (alphabetically arranged)


 

TM (Trade Marks)

Location: Special Collections T 223 V2 T5 1968


 

On Seven Shakespearean Comedies (1969)

Location: Special Collections PR 2983 K47 1969


 

Peter Max Paints America (1973) 

Location: Special Collections NC 1850 M38 A25


 

Please request Special Collections materials from the Library Director or Circulation Manager.