In Memoriam: Charlie Hebdo
Posted by Rebecca Blake on January 12, 2015
Graphic Artists Guild members have been contributing artwork in the memory of the cartoonists and staff killed at Charlie Hebdo’s offices last week. Below is a sampling of the submissions.
All artwork is copyrighted to the artist, and used with permission.
Anonymous World Citizen
Guild Statement on Charlie Hebdo Shootings
Posted by Rebecca Blake on January 07, 2015
The Graphic Artists Guild stands in support of our French colleagues, and the freedom of expression of all authors and creators. Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the journalists, cartoonists and staff at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris.
To see examples of Charlie Hebdo's satirical covers, visit the review on The Daily Beast.
Coming in 2015: Guild Webinars on Responsive Design, Web fonts, and Game Design
Posted by Rebecca Blake on December 22, 2014
We’ve been working on new Guild webinars for 2015, and have lined up a full slate for the first quarter. Our confirmed presenters so far are Eric Fadiman on Responsive Web Design (February 18), Dana Leavey on Positioning & Marketing Yourself as a Designer (March 18), and Joey Ellis on Game Design & Development (April 15). Bookmark our website for updated news on Guild webinars, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Or keep an eye out for our emailed invitation.
Guild members are invited to join our webinars for free – please pre-register since space can sell out. Non-members can attend for $45. You can also view our archived webinars. Members can log into our website to view all our archived webinars for free. Non-members can view any single archived webinar for $35. Our most recent archived webinars are The All-Illustration Pricing Game, and Anatomy of a Design Proposal with Michael Janda.
24 Ways to Impress Your (Web Geek) Friends
Posted by Rebecca Blake on December 18, 2014
Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, 24 ways, the advent calendar for web geeks, is back in fine form. 24 ways was started in December of 2005 by web developer Drew McLellan. McLellan published the blog throughout the month with daily articles on web code, productivity, client management, business – anything and everything a web developer might need. As McLellan writes, “There’s a lot of fun to be had in learning something that will impress those you work with – especially if then you can share what you know to everyone’s benefit.”
This year’s offering continues to delight, with articles from a wide range of experts weighing in on everything from SEO to graphics creation to carpal tunnel syndrome. Articles can be searched and sorted by major topics: business, code, content, design, process, and UX. Articles going back to the very first edition of 24 ways continue to be published, providing a rich resource for developers.
The clean, pared-down website was designed by Paul Robert Lloyd and built on the Perch Runway platform. (24 ways has included a complete colophon which credits everyone involved in the creation of the website.) For updates on each publication, readers can subscribe to 24 ways’ newsletter or RSS feed, or follow them on Twitter.
ico-D: Icograda Name Change Reflects Diversity
Posted by Rebecca Blake on December 16, 2014
Icograda, the International Council of Communication Design, announced December 15 that the organization changed its name to ico-D, the International Council of Design. The change was the result of extensive discussion and debate between Icograda members and board, and was overwhelmingly approved at the 2014 General Assembly. The change was precipitated by concern that the previous name did not reflect the diversity of disciplines represented by the organization’s members. The organization timed the announcement to coincide with the publication of their new website, a well-organized and responsive retooling, and edited their Twitter handle to @theicod.
Ico-D’s mission remains unchanged. The organization continues to represent the interests of professional designers and promote a greater understanding and appreciation of design: “ico-D promotes design excellence, and upholds the importance of design as a key medium for progressive social change.”
Below: the 2014 General Assembly. Photo @ ico-D
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We're looking for the following submissions from Guild members:
We are looking for the following submissions:
-Your professional news for the Spotlight column (Guild members only)
-Ideas for content you'd like to see in Guild News.
We also have an ongoing need for the following:
-Volunteer Illustrator for a GN cover (current members only please). If interested, contact Art Director Sara Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note: volunteer illustrators create original work for a cover that illustrates the feature story. Illustrators may be chosen at the Art Director's discretion for either the current cover or a future cover, depending on the appropriateness of their style to the topic being illustrated. This is only one of many volunteer opportunities available to Guild members. Illustrators retain the copyright to their work and are credited and promoted in Guild News.
Send all print submissions to:
Deborah Kantor, Editor