Monthly Archives: October 2013

Commercial for art and design libraries

Check this out! A “commercial for libraries” was collaboratively created by librarians from the member colleges of the Association of Colleges of Art and Design. Included are testimonials from artists, designers, and writers including Carole Caroompas (Otis), Meg Cranston (Otis), Suzanne Lacy (Otis), Milton Glaser (School of the Visual Arts), Scott Grieger (Otis), Steven Heller (School of the Visual Arts), Ellen Lupton (Maryland Institute College of Art), Terry Myers (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Chris Whittey (Cleveland Institute of Art). Be reminded why the library is a designer’s invaluable generator of ideas and creativity.



National LGBT Ally Week comes to Harrington

Ally Week is a national youth-led effort empowering students to be allies to LGBT individuals.

Stop by the 1st floor at any of these times to sign the anonymous Ally Pledge to stand up against bullying, harassment and name-calling!

Mon 10/21, 12:15–1pm, 4–5:30pm
Tues 10/22, 4–5:30pm
Wed 10/23, 8–9am
Thu 10/24, 4–5:30pm

Adobe on campus for CREATE NOW World Tour, 10/23

ADOBE on CAMPUS — Wednesday, October 23rd!!!

Adobe Evangelist, Terry White, will be in Chicago for the CREATE NOW World Tour, and has agreed to spend a few hours here with our student body. The day sessions will be for HCD students, and grads, while the evening session will be specifically for the Chicago Photoshop Users Group (CPUG), but everyone is invited, and welcome!

Please come out to learn about the new offerings in Creative Cloud, and be sure to invite your classmates from all programs. Contact Tim Arroyo ( for more info.

October 23rd

Photography/Illustration Deep Dive /// Rm 106 /// Registration not required

Digital Publishing Suite [DPS] /// Rm 106 /// Registration not required

Adobe Muse /// Rm 106 /// Registration not required

Photoshop with CPUG /// Rm 106 /// Registration not required

Registration is NOT required for the sessions on campus, but required for the CREATE NOW event . . . all are FREEEEEEE!!!!!! You can register for the Tuesday CREATE NOW event at Park West (322 W Armitage Ave) here:

October 22nd

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Meet Adobe experts

9:30 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Part 1: The Creative Cloud experience Discover new ways to work, and see what’s new in your favorite apps for design, print, web, and video, including Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and Edge Tools and Services.

10:40 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Part 2: Design and publish for web, mobile, print, and video Includes demos of Adobe Muse CC, Kuler, Adobe Ideas, video design workflows, and Photoshop CC tips and techniques.

12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Q&A: Ask the experts

Getty Releases Second Batch of Open Content Images, More than Doubling Number Available to the Public

[Press release from Getty Research Institute]
Getty Research Institute adds 5,400 images to Open Content Program, which provides images available for use without restrictions

LOS ANGELES—The Getty today released 5,400 high-resolution images from the Getty Research Institute (GRI) through its Open Content Program, more than doubling the number available to the public for use without fees or restriction, bringing the total of available images to roughly 10,000.

“We are delighted to include these images from the Getty Research Institute in our Open Content Program, which makes these images available without charge to be used for any purpose,” said Getty President and CEO Jim Cuno. “We saw a phenomenal outpouring of creativity and enthusiasm from the public in response to our initial release of J. Paul Getty Museum images; we can’t wait to see what kind of scholarship will spring from this release of Getty Research Institute images.”

The Getty Research Institute images join approximately 4,600 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum that were released in August through the first phase of the Open Content Program. Immediately after the initial release, traffic to the Getty Search Gateway, the tool that enables access to Open Content images, skyrocketed from an average of 200 visits per day to a peak of 22,000. Within the first two months, there were more than 100,000 downloads of Open Content images, compared to an average of 121 image requests a month prior to Open Content.

“The Getty Research Institute’s vaults hold rare books, prints, photographs, manuscripts and sketchbooks that provide perspectives on artistic production, intellectual exchange, and creative collaboration,” said Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director of the GRI. “We hope that by making these images available without restrictions, we will be stimulating a similar kind of intellectual exchange, initiating scholarship and discussion and increasing awareness of the GRI’s rare and unique collections in art history and visual culture.”

The 5,400 newly available images from the Research Institute include drawings and watercolors, artists’ sketchbooks, rare prints from the 16th through the 18th century, 19th-century architectural drawings of cultural landmarks and 19th-century photographs of the Middle East and Asia.

The Getty plans to continue to add images, until eventually all applicable Getty-owned or public domain images are available, without restrictions, online. The Museum and the GRI are continuing to identify applicable images, and the Getty Conservation Institute is also working to make available images from its projects worldwide.

Prior to the Open Content Program, the Getty Research Institute made high-resolution images available upon request and granted specific use permissions with terms and conditions. Now, while the Getty requests information about the intended use, it will not restrict use of available images, and no fees apply for any use of images made available for direct download on the website.

“This project goes to the heart of the Getty’s mission to share its collections and research as widely as possible,” said Cuno. “We look forward to seeing the ingenious, creative and thoughtful ways these images are being used.”

For more information on the Getty’s Open Content Program, visit:

JSTOR Launches JPASS Access for Inidividual Researchers

JSTOR, the not-for-profit digital library that is a widely-used resource for academic research, unveiled recently its latest effort to open its doors to people beyond universities, colleges, and high schools. Individuals can now get their own JPASS: a monthly or annual pass that provides access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR’s archive collection.

JPASS subscribers will have unlimited online-only access to a large collection of journals, as well as the authorization to download ten articles per month, saving these articles for future use even if their JPASS subscription expires. Subscribers will also have the ability to save, tag, and export citations and set up personal alerts for specific search terms or journals.

Since the Harrington Library does not subscribe to JSTOR, this may be of interest to masters students in particular.

Dirk Fletcher, Shooting Skyward

More awesome press for the Holga Launch, this time on!

“I had the great pleasure of meeting photographic visionary Dirk Fletcher last week in Chicago.  He teaches photography at the Harrington College of Design and created a project that was out of this world. Literally….”

Read the whole article here! (


Don’t forget to plan to attend the official Gallery Opening Find Your Place in Space this Thursday evening starting at 5pm! Beverages and space-themed snacks will be available as you check out the rig firsthand and see more behind-the-scenes shots from Dirk and the Modern Alternative Processes class that completed this ‘mission.’ RSVP or get more info by clicking the linked image below.