- 10:02 am - Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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Earth Day @ SCAD Libraries
Celebrate Earth Day today by learning about sustainable art and design practices with books from SCAD Libraries!
click on the book cover to find it in the library catalog
For more on this topic, check out the library’s online Sustainable Design Research Guide
- 2:21 pm - Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Staff Picks - SCADstyle and upcoming Fashion Show
We hope you had a chance to attend some of this week’s SCADstyle events, which featured top design professionals. Check out the Jen Library’s current Staff Picks display of interior design, jewelry, and fashion design books. The annual SCAD Fashion Show is only a month away! Our upcoming display will feature selected books on fashion, fashion design, fashion marketing, and more.
Click on the book covers for more information
- 2:25 pm - Wed, Apr 16, 2014
New Music and Dance Video Database
SCAD students at all campuses now have access to over 600 music and dance videos through Film on Demand’s music and dance collection. This newly-acquired library database provides access to dance, music appreciation, music history, and world music informational videos. Where else can you watch a video about Justin Bieber’s rise to fame, or Louisiana prison musicians, all in one place?
Visit Films on Demand to begin your viewing journey!
- 11:58 am - Tue, Apr 15, 2014
Database Trial - IBISWorld
We are currently trialling IBISWorld, an online collection of market industry research reports. Please take a moment a to explore the site and let us know what you think!
- 2:17 pm - Mon, Apr 14, 2014
Read up on SCADStyle's featured guests:
featuring designer William Sofield
by Mayer Rus
by Stefan Sagmeister
by Stefan Sagmeister
featuring Prabal Gurung and Alexander Wang
by Marian Banjes
by Marian Banjes
by Donald Norman
- 2:26 pm - Wed, Apr 9, 2014
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Special Collections gets a lot of traffic coming in to see the Don Bluth Collection of Animation. As we get materials out for class visits, there is always the concern of what is relevant to today’s student. We usually don’t have a problem finding materials for the hard core animation aficionados, but those students who are there with their Illustration or Sequential classes may not be familiar with Don Bluth’s earlier productions. So how do we make their visit relevant and familiar?
Character sketch for Anya’s quirky hairstyle
Fortunately, a few years ago, we received a box from Don Bluth’s personal archives with some early pre-production art from Anastasia. It wasn’t much, some character designs with a few costume designs and props. But we got them out and hoped for the best. Anastasia art turned out to be an instant hit! Most students like the film, some stating that it was one of their childhood favorites. Seeing the planning drawings brought back good memories.
Character design for Anya, with notes from Don
The pre-production art helps us to see the creative process of character design. It is fun to see the evolution of Anya herself, starting with the meek Sleeping Beauty type of girl, experimenting with a more modern Audrey Hepburn type, and then settling on the feisty red haired ragamuffin that Anya became. Especially interesting are Don’s notes on a few of the character designs. It wasn’t until fairly late into the process that his notes mentioned that Anya could be funny with a comic personality. Her hair also evolved from long wavy tresses to a more modern short chopped haircut. It was not actually short, just tied in a bizarre knot at the top of her head. As the character is introduced, her clothes reflect a sort of tomboy chic creatively put together with cast off clothes to make her own type of fashion statement. But also, Anya comes with a huge array of costume changes!
Model sheet for Anya’s puppy Pooka
Some of the characters in the planning drawings did not make it into the final film and some changed greatly. We have posted a selection of these drawings on the Don Bluth Collection of Animation digital library page. We have put a selection of the minor characters up on our digital site and are working on the major characters. And while you are there, take a look at what else is available on our digital site.
Character design for Masha and Jean-Claude, not in final film
- 1:29 pm - Mon, Apr 7, 2014
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Bookmark Contest 2014 Winners!
We are pleased to announce that the 1st place winner is Rachel Urban, a Sequential Art Senior in Savannah. Her design will soon grace the front of the official printed bookmark.
Join us in also congratulating James McInvale (Illustration Graduate, Savannah) for taking home the 2nd place prize, and 3rd place winner Vivian Lin (Animation, Freshman, Hong Kong).
Thanks to everyone who submitted designs for this year’s contest, and to judges Daniel Powers (Illustration professor, Savannah), Nicol Auguste (Liberal Arts professor, Savannah), and Robin Miller (Visual Resources Center Manager, Jen Library, Savannah).
View winners at the contest website.
- 3:54 pm - Fri, Apr 4, 2014
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Poster Design @ Jen Library 4 SCBF
Want to promote literacy, represent SCAD and boost your portfolio?
Every fall the Live Oak Public Library system hosts the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, and every spring they hold a Poster Contest for talented students to create an image that will be used to promote the event. This year’s contest deadline is Thursday, April 24. SCAD students do really well in the College category so if you choose to enter, find inspiration for your project with books from SCAD Libraries!
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