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1. IWU Shcool of Art Webpage
2. Magazines
3. Re: Magazines
4. Re: Does your Art Seriously Suck? (I-1)
5. Kickball with Monitors
6. Your Plans
7. Does your Art Seriously Suck? (I-2)
8. Re: Magazines
Subject: IWU Shcool of Art Webpage
Date: Wednesday January 6, 1999, 19:50
From: Mike Ring (mring@sun.iwu.edu)

Email me and comments or suggestions at
Thank You much,
Mike Ring
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Subject: Magazines
Date: Thursday, January 7, 1999, 21:45:59
From: Matt Maldre ‘97 (spudart@aol.com)

What art and/or design magazines do you read? Why?
How would you rate them?
*5*: Read it cover to cover. Must have! Get it now!
*4*: Great. Read it!
*3*: Look at in the library
*2*: Flip through pages quickly
*1*: Don't bother
*0*: Throw it away

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Subject: Re: Magazines
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 2:05
From: Erik Maldre ‘97 (yikesmoose@aol.com)

>What art and/or design magazines do you read? Why?

CMYK is a great design pub. It is work by students. -good students.
After being in the advertising world for a year and a half I have found it is very easy to take the easy way out of designing and throw together same-o same-o pieces. CMYK is a fresh and vivid approach to design without the political and bulldong nonsense involved in too many design processes around.
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Subject: Re: Does your Art Seriously Suck? (I-1)
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 2:05
From: Erik Maldre ‘97 (yikesmoose@aol.com)

>-Remove certain parts or elements
>-Compress or make it smaller
>-What can be reduced or disposed of?
>-What rules can you break?
>-How to simplify?
>-How to abstract, stylize or abbreviate?
>(part 1 of 23 of the Synectics Series)

I find simplifying to be a great strength in works as long as the simplyfied result is based on a fluidly, solid mass of strength
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Subject: Kickball with Monitors
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 2:05
From: Erik Maldre ‘97 (yikesmoose@aol.com)

(too bad the ol' FX (is that what it was called?) is out of commission)
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Subject: Your Plans
Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999, 21:45:59
From: Matt Maldre ‘97 (spudart@aol.com)

Happy New Year to all. It’s a new year and a new semester. What are your plans for this year (and/or semester)? We have a fairly big network of people here, maybe someone can help you out.
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Subject: Does your Art Seriously Suck? (I-2)
Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999, 21:45:59
From: Matt Maldre ‘97 (spudart@aol.com)

Does your Art Seriously Suck? (acronym: A.S.S.)
Try this out on a stinky piece:

-Extend or expand
-Develop your reference subject
-Augment, advance or annex it
-Magnify, make it bigger
-What else can be added to your idea, image, object, material?

(part 2 of 23 of the Synectics Series)
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Subject: Re: Magazines
Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999, 21:45:59
From: Matt Maldre ‘97 (spudart@aol.com)

ART (Design is below)
1. Chicago Artists' Coalition--*5*
This is really a monthly newspaper. #1 on the list for the Chicagoland artist. It's FILLED dates and insightful articles.
2. Chicago Gallery News--*4.5*
Even though it says $4.00 on the cover, you can usually pick them up for free at most Chicagoland galleries. This quality magazine features TONS of Chicago galleries and organizations with a little info on each. Good articles on upcoming shows, and newsworthy items on artists, dealers and other arty people.
3. Chicago Reader--*4*
Actually a newspaper; don't subscriber to this, by the time it hits your door, it'll be too late (mail subscriptions take a number of days. It comes out Thursday with the next day's events.) Pick one up at the multiple locations throughout Chicago. (just about any hip bookstore, bar, main gathering place) I believe this has the most complete weekly gallery listing. And it's organized by location. Or you can go to their website to find listings:
4. ArtForum--*3.5*
Same comment as Art in America, except: Read Donald Kuspit's reviews! (usually found in the back) His reviews are always good and insightful.
5. Art in America--*3.5*
I personally don't subscribe to these. It's gotten too many ads. But I think it is still important to pick up and look at. Say what's the difference between Art in American and ArtForum?
6. Newcity--*3.5*
Actually a newspaper. It has a little less listings than the Reader. I find the top 5 recommendations section tends to lean toward documentary photography. It does beat out the Reader in that it has a convenient listing of general Chicago events and talks.
7. Art Now Gallery Guide (Chicago/Midwest)--*3*
Even though it says $3.00 on the cover, you can usually pick them up for free at most Chicagoland galleries. It kinda highlights the hutzy-tutzy rich galleries in the Midwest. It has a nice map of galleries in the Midwest.
8. Chicago Tribune, Friday section--*2*
It has a very small listing of galleries.
9. ArtNews--*2*
I barely touch this thing. It's who bought what and for how much.
10. American Artist--*1*
I once subscribed this magazine. What a mistake. It has lots of pretty landscapes and portraits--if that's what you're into.

1. Chicago Digital Artist--*5*
A free mag to design professionals in Illinois. Read cover to cover! Always good tips for digital folk as well as insight into design and digital stuff in the Chicagoland area. A must have for any designer in the Midwest. If you're a student, make up your own company, so you can get a subscription.
2. Communication Arts--*5*
The essential magazine for graphic designers
-good examples of design
-good articles (I find the ones in the back of the magazine to be the best)
3. Adobe Magazine--*5*
You get this free for a year when you purchase anything from Adobe. This is a must read for graphic designers. Another cover to cover read (skipping the articles on Pagemaker and Premiere) From the best software maker comes one of the best mags.
4. Yahoo--*5*
On the surface this may seem to be an extended advertisement for Yahoo, the popular search engine on the web, BUT it is a really good magazine. It has lots of neat-o info on where to go on the web. If you're into the web, use this mag!
5. Print--*4.5*
not quite as essential as CommArts, but its design is funkier
6. I.D.--*4*
(International Design)--This has all types of design: graphic, PRODUCT, packaging, spaces (with more focus on product design). I find that this magazine rounds my design experience out.
7. Eyewire--*2.5*
Free mag. Formerly known as "Image Club." Adobe owned this magazine and decided to change it's name to "Adobe Studios" in May '98. Then they changed the name again to "Eyewire" in December '98. It is a catalog of Adobe's fonts, illustrations, clip art, stock photography. They have gotten back to providing a few tips on the side.
8. PDN pix--*2*
A free mag with nice pictures. Articles tend to lean toward hi-tech prepress stuff that is beyond me.

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-What do you think of the new IWU art site? (#1)
-How would you rate the art/design magazines you read? (#2)
-What are your plans for the year/semester? (#6)
-What would you like to see from this listserv?
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