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What's new on the current periodical shelf?

New selections are on the shelves

Posted 03.27.13 by Deborah Viles

Need some quick and free inspiration? 

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Why not try flipping through one of the numerous new periodicals you will find in the Decker Library? Try browsing the current periodical shelves for some fabulous fodder that might give your creativity a boost.

Below is just a small sampling of the idea-filled, knowledge-laden periodicals the Decker Library subscribes to. Walk in the library, turn to your left, and you will see the latest issues of the most recent in art magazines. Come on in and get inspired! It’s free!

Illustrators will be energized by the new periodical, 3X3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration: "the first magazine devoted entirely to the art of contemporary illustration.

Book artists may find The Blue Notebook: Journal for Artists' Books helpful in their research; it "includes essays and reviews that explore and examine the artist's books and is accompanied by conceptual artwork housed on its artists' pages."

Photographer’s eyes will be delighted by the periodical Conveyor, as it is "...dedicated to eliminating the hierarchy between emerging and established artists. The magazine includes a series of new photography projects, interviews, articles, and essays by writers and artists who strive to bring new ideas on photography to light. Conveyor is devoted to all aspects of the medium, embracing digital technologies while maintaining the unique dialogue that exists between a printed photograph and its viewer.”

If contemporary art is important for you to keep up on, check out ARTMargins, which studies art practices and visual culture in the emerging global margins, from North Africa and the Middle East to the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Australasia, providing a forum for scholars, theoreticians, and critics from a variety of disciplines who are interested in postmodernism and post-colonialism, and their critiques..."

Designers of all types will delight in the new Axis Magazine, which is a serious journal published in Japan for professional designers and those interested in both traditional and modern product design.

Other titles that have been added to our selection over the last several years, and some that have ceased publication:

  • BUST
    "With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience. Bimonthly.
    "Curve, the nation's best-selling lesbian magazine, spotlights all that is fresh, funny, exciting, controversial and cutting-edge in the community... 10 issues a year."
    "Twice-yearly Esopus features contributions from a cross-section of creative disciplines presented in a striking visual format with minimal editorial framing and no advertising."
  • FOAM
    "The highly acclaimed FOAM magazine features portfolios, interviews and articles on the best in international art photography. FOAM has become an exhibitions space in itself..." Quarterly.
    "Hotel Amerika was launched in 2002, and has firmly established itself as an exciting venue for both well-known and emerging writers. They publish exceptional writing in all its forms, so it's not uncommon to find traditional work alongside the experimental. They strive to house in their pages the most unique and provocative poetry, fiction and nonfiction available... Biannual.
  • MJ - MANIFESTA JOURNAL: Journal of Contemporary Curatorship
    Vol. 1-3 are contained in one book and vol. 3-5 are contained in another. They are both in the Stacks, at N6490.M35 2008.
    "Independent, opinionated, and stylish, The Horn Book Magazine has long been essential for everyone who cares about children's and young adult literature. The articles are lively, the reviews are insightful, the editorials are always sharp." ... Published bimonthly, since 1924.
    Dedicated to art quilting, surface design, wearable arts, mixed media, embellished quilting, crazy quilting, beading, silk ribbon work, and fabric painting... Bimonthly.
    Published on behalf of the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York City, West 86th reaffirms the BGC's commitment to expanding the conversation regarding the content, meaning, and significance of objects. The journal focuses on scholarship in material culture, design history, and the decorative arts. Formerly known as Studies in the Decorative Arts.
  • GOOD
    ...the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good. They are a company and community for the people, businesses, and NGOs moving the world forward. GOOD's mission is to provide content, experiences, and utilities to serve this community... Quarterly.
    "The Exhibitionist is a new journal focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making. The objective is to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns, encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating." Semi-annual.

Dearly Departed Periodicals

  • Fiberarts
    The last issue is v. 38 no. 2 (Summer 2011).
  • Art Calendar
    This has changed names to Professional Artist. The new title starts with v. 25 no. 2 (March 2011).
  • Hand Papermaking Newsletter
    Ceased with no. 88 Oct 2009.
  • Contemporary
    Ceased with no. 94 2007.
  • Portfolio
    No. 52 is the final issue of the magazine after 22 years of continuous publication.

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Thumbnail on Library homepage: Image from Axis Magazine.
This page: Images from 3x3.



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