Events
  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • 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.

  • Richard Shelton Director of Creative Action an Integrated Learning Program, Otis College of Art and Design. For the past twenty years, Rich has been active working with community organizations such as: Junior Blind, The Republic of Palau, Homeboy Industries, Urban Compass in Watts, The Getty, Los Angeles Poverty Department, the Minnesota State and Federal Correction Facilities; Film in the Cities (video in the schools, animation with non-verbal students, conducting video workshops on Cass Lake/Leech Lake Ban of Ojibwe Native American Reservation); Open Arms; and Upward Bound.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour and Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

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Artists' Books Pathfinder

Artists' Books

What is an Artists' Book?
Simply stated, artists’ books are works of art in book (or book-like) form (more)

Artists' Books Collection at Otis College of Art and Design
Many of the books in the Otis Artists' Books Collection can be viewed online. Circulating artists' books can be found in the main book stacks at N7433.4 (more)

Videos of and about Otis Artists' Books Collection
Short videos (more)

Resources about Artists Books
Books in the Otis Library about artists' books are found in 7433.3 and N7433.35 (more)

History of Books
Books about the history of books are found in Z4-6593  (more)

 

 

 

 

Design, Structure, and Bindings
Books about typography and bookbinding are found in Z232-271 and N7433.3 (more)

Zines, Artists' Serial Publications, and Mail Art
Books about zines are in NC968 and N7433.3 while books about mail art can be found in N6494 M35  (more)

Pop-Ups and Altered Books
Pop-up books that circulate can be found in TT870.2; books about how to make pop-ups are nearby at TT870. Books about altering existing books can be found in TT896.3  (more)

How-Tos
Books about making books can be found in Z271 (more)

Contemporary Presses
Books about individual printers, shops or presses are in  Z232 and N7433.3 (more)

Organizations, Institutions, Exhibitions (view)

Suppliers (view)