Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Doodle 4 Google

K-12 Doodlers and Doodleuses, the Google logo doodle contest is now open!  From Google's contest info website:

"Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016."

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice - Submission Deadline 5 September

A direct paste from www.intellectbooks.co.uk
Submission deadline is 5 September
Drawing Research, Theory, Practice (D.R.T.P.) promotes and disseminates contemporary drawing practice and research in its current cultural and disciplinary diversity. The journal encourages pluralist forms of discourse, addressing current issues of theory and practice, being concerned with drawing as an interactive process and product, as a form of writing or visual narrative, as a model of representation; an investigative, descriptive or interpretive pursuit, a recording and communicative tool; an interactive and dynamic 'site of conception'; as performance, as support to critical thinking, an interpretative medium and as a site of production.

D.R.T.P. invites practitioners, researchers, educators and theorists in the disciplines of fine art, architecture, design, visual communication, technology, craft, animation, etc. to contribute articles, projects, essay and papers that deal with the various knowledges and representations of drawing.

We invite submissions for the Issue 2 of the Journal including: Articles (5000-6000 words); Research Projects (2000-3000 words); Critical essays (1500-3000 words); Profiles (1000-2000 words) Featured Drawings (1-2); Reviews (1000 - 1500 words) on the latest books, media, museum and gallery exhibitions, conferences, performance, educational and research projects and events that relate to drawing.

Deadline 5th September 2016

Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and must be uploaded via the ‘Drawing Research Theory Practice’ Intellect webpage:
 Please follow this link, scroll down to “submit article” and generate a user account.

Please submit a PDF Document with 1-6 embedded images (72 dpi), captioned, as Name_Surname.doc. On acceptance, a Word Document with separate images (300dpi) will be required via www.wetransfer.com.

All contributions should be original and not exceed 20 Mb.
All contributors should submit the Metadata (see attached Notes for Contributors)
Authors are responsible for copyright permissions (article (author) and images (artist or institutional copyright / photographer's permission). Only copyright forms supplied by Intellect are accepted (hand-signed, scanned and returned as PDF files).

Please refer to the D.R.T.P. attached Notes for Contributors and to the Intellect House Guidelines for Style. Authors should ensure guidelines are adhered to; failing to do so leads to delays, and may result in the editor having to return or withdraw the submission.

All enquiries should be addressed to the principal editor
Dr Adriana Ionascu, Ulster University, School of Architecture

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

PES and Company (and Scads of Honda Drawings)

How many different ways can you draw a Honda, inside and out?  For fans of stop-motion drawing animation, this is a feast, and for those looking for an example of how drawing, design, and problem-solving are intimately intertwined, doubly so.  Animator PES pulls out all the stops for this two minute ad on the evolution of the motor company, as depicted through hundreds of hand-drawn images.