Published on Fashioning the Body: Versions of the Citizen, the Self, and the Subject (http://www2.evergreen.edu/fashioningthebody)

Christine's Catalog

By christine
Created 3 Oct 2007 - 11:46am

DIGITAL TEARSHEETS Fashioning The Body WINTER 2 0 0 8

. . . . . . . . . . . . This is what I've been up to.
I've been making PDF image banks
PART I [0] [8.8 mb]
PART II [0] [10.5 mb]
PART III [0] [6 mb]
PART IV [0] [5.7 mb]
and I'm still putting together some more

links for actual sites... and I know there's basically nothing here
Regen Projects [1] : visually admirable, so sparse!
Cass Bird [2] : minimal, beautiful site
Henry Art Gallery [3] : clean main page
Todd P NYC [4] : so insanely lo-fi that it's intriguing, possibly beautiful

online tearsheets...
Skyways & Icehouses [5] : link to a picture of this very pretty book cover
Specialissue.net [6] : a blog site, I believe in Japanese, that seems to post point and shoot pictures of books with interesting photography or design; this link is for a book with cool food photography . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Thought Process behind this: it's the catalog of a Catalog
I've been rethinking my research process for the winter quarter site. I've been looking for ideal, crisp, amazing websites and not getting anywhere. What I'm starting to do is to use art books, magazines, and other printed items for ideas. I'm also searching for projects/concepts that fit in with what we'll be doing and can help me think of how to organize the site.

[7] What's come to mind for me is the Greater New York exhibit held by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, NY. It was a massive art show (last held in 2005 from what I know) that featured the work of over 160 artists from all five New York City boroughs. There were films/videos, paintings, photographs, sculture pieces, a crazy giant coiling paper wall with pencil drawings, paper cut-outs -- pretty much everything you could imagine and then some. What was so great about this show was that it had work by so many people, in every medium and covering any topic, but it managed to make sense together. Connections could be seen amongst the pieces and the intent of the show came across clearly. I want the class website to work in the same way...


[CLICK to enlarge. All of the promo materials were really beautiful and very consistent. Of particular note is the back to the promo card that lists the names of contributors.]




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