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Entries from February 2008

DVD of the week!

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This week’s staff DVD pick is The Triplets of Belleville, chosen by Vanessa. Here’s a summary from the library catalog: A bicyclist is kidnapped from the Tour de France by mysterious gangsters; his grandmother travels to the city of Belleville (which has a sardonic version of the Statue of Liberty in its harbor), where she [...]

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Annie Leibovitz Photographs

February 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Annie Leibovitz exhibit begins at the Legion of Honor on March 1. If you have never been to the Legion of Honor, it’s worth the journey When you buy a ticket to the De Young, it works that same day at the Legion of honor, so you can get two great museums for the [...]

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WonderCon 2008 at the Moscone Center South

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

WonderCon celebrates its 22nd year as Northern California’s most popular comics and pop culture event with a return to Moscone Center South on February 22-24, 2008. The February date solidifies WonderCon’s status as the first major convention of the year in the United States. For more information please go to: http://www.comic-con.org/wc/ Don’t miss this opportunity [...]

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Made for Each Other: Book Review

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards by Bronwyn Cosgrave PN 1995.9 C56 C67 2007 circulating stacks  Half the fun of watching the Academy Awards show is seeing who is wearing what.  This chatty, fascinating book looks the stars and designers who have made the awards show so popular. If you are interested [...]

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HOW Design Conference 2008

February 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

HOW magazine is heading to Boston, May 18-21, 2008 for the annual HOW Design Conference with workshops and speakers on InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and more! Check out http://www.HOWCONFERENCE.COM for more details.

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Communication Arts Illustration Competition

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Communication Arts magazine announces the deadline for their 49th > Illustration Competition–March 11, 2008 > > Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in illustration, > the 49th annual Communication Arts Illustration Competition. Any > illustration first printed or produced between March 14, 2007 and > March 11, 2008 is eligible. > > Selected by [...]

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Book Review: The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece

February 13th, 2008 · No Comments

This book’s call number is N 7430.5 L42 2006; and it is located on the New Book Shelf in the library near the circulation desk. In 1452 the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti completed work on the great bronze doors to the Baptistery in Florence. This beautiful new book has spectacular close-up photos of the panels, as [...]

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Communication Arts Photography Competition

February 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Communication Arts magazine announces the deadline for their 49th Photography Competition–March 11, 2008 Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the 49th annual Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first printed or produced between March 14, 2007 and March 11, 2008 is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art [...]

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Graphic Novelist Gene Yang at San Francisco Public Library

February 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Graphic novelist Gene Yang will read from his book, “American Born Chinese,” talk about his other graphic novels and show a slide presentation of his work at the Chinatown branch of the San Francisco Public Library on February 16th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. The Chinatown branch is located at 1135 Powell St. (near Jackson) [...]

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Tags: Bay Area events · SF Artsy Events

Directory of Illustration Website

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

If you are in the illustration department you know how many amazing illustrators there are out there, not to mention the great Illustrators that work in the Illustration Department.  Our great director Debra found this website, The Directory of Illustration- you can browse for artists, look through a ton of awesome images, check out design [...]

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