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Post your links to books, magazines and other printed media concerning motion graphics here, with a short description if possible.

 

Please skip stuff like 3dworld, Computer Arts, Digit and other more newbie orientated mags. Ditto for motion graphics books without CD/DVD (which are useless) and software specific books.

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Magazines:

 

Res Magazine

Bi-monthly magazine about motion culture. Comes with a DVD with the latest music videos, short movies, studio showcases, music, etc. Subscription is $45 in the US for 12 issues (2 years) and $99 outside the US. :evil:

 

Boards Magazine

Monthly magazine specifically aimed at commercial production, but with plenty of overlaps with mograph studios. No DVD, but acces to the video archive on their site (pretty low quality vids tho). Subscription is $59 in the US for 1 years and $99 outside the US. :evil:

 

Lürzer's Int'l TV Archive

Quarterly glossy DVD/magazine with all the latest/greatest commercials on it. Pricey as hell (220 euros a year/55 euros per issue no matter where you live) but all very high quality. Subscription also gives you acces to their internet video archive, but no idea of the videoquality there.

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Books:

 

Flips

A series of books + DVDs about motion. Flips 5 was great, Flips 6 was disappointing. I can't seem to find ordering info on earlier books. Hopefully Flips 7 will be nice.

 

idn 10th anniversary

Book, CD & DVD with loads of cool content. Very much worth owning.

 

Gasbooks

Each book has a theme and is comprised out of a book, DVD/CD and a bunch more goodies. Haven't actually seen any, just heard some disappointing stories from ppl who had.

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Some nice (free!) PDF magazines with inspirational content:

 

Freeoops

http://www.freeoops.net (design, illustration, lifestyle)

 

3D nspiration

http://www.3dnspiration.com (3d graphics showcase)

 

Sceyelines

http://www.sceyelines.net/ (design/lifestyle)

 

Thedesigner

http://www.thedesigner.co.uk/ (design/art)

 

Frozt

http://frozt.com/ (design from iceland)

 

Echo

http://www.echobase.info/ (design/art)

 

Webifex

http://www.webifex.com/ (design interviews/tutorials)

 

Tartart

http://www.pauskruske.com/ (art weirdness)

 

Beast

http://www.ths.nu/beast/ (more art weirdness)

 

Reservoir

http://www.pixelgloss.com/v8/main.htm (arty stuff, not that great and compressed as .sit :twisted: )

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Guest igorschmigor

nice collection, pdf mags are my friends. funkworks and naughty bits also used to be nice but they seem to have disappeared.

 

also nice:

http://www.thisisamagazine.com/ not a pdf mag, but a downloadable flash-mag, just as convenient as a pdf. 10 issues online so far.

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i discovered some more:

http://www.ladestation.net/ 6 issues

http://www.pagedown.net/ 12 issues

http://sizod.com/manifestival/ only 3 so far

http://magnify.ventil8.net/ only 2 issues

http://www.suite72.com/ only 1 issue

http://www.xl5design.com/dodge/ only 1 issue

 

http://www.tigermagazine.org/magazine/tiger.html not pdf, but 28 issues

 

sorry for not giving more information about them, but i don't have the time to check them all out myself

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Guest igorschmigor

back to printed books: this one looks promising: on screen in time

you can preview it at http://www.onscreenintime.tv/

doesn't seem to have a cd or dvd, i'm not sure, but the reviews at amazon are nevertheless all very positive. It was published May 2003 and Amazon already only has one left in stock (then again- maybe they only had two to start with)

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Guest juicysauce

@igorshmigor: the low fat book isn't bad. it's not superb either. the video compression sucks, but it's a fairly nice collection, and the packaging is swell.

 

if it were between low fat and flips 7, i'd go for flips 7. there's some overlap, but the flips 7 DVD has a much wider selection of work, including three great pieces by brothers Laurent and David Nicolas (Super Furry Animals "It's Not the End of the World" is one of my all-time favorite videos).

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thanks juicy. I already bought lowfat about two months ago. I like it a lot, but the tiny pics in the book and the fact that half the people mentioned on the cover are not on the DVD were a little disappointing.

 

By the way, for everybody in and near germany: you can get "anime" for 20 Euros at http://www.koppmedien.com . The book "anime" - which is the second issue of 72 dpi (and really has nothing to do with japanese cartoons) - deals with web and motion graphics and has some nice classics on a fully packed DVD, plus some cool interactive stuff. The printed book is nice too. The book+DVD usually costs 60 Euros, so get it from Koppmedien for 20, i think it's worth it, especially if you're also interested in interactive stuff.

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Logo Font & Lettering Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to the Design, Construction and Usage of Alphabets and Symbols

by Leslie Cabarga

 

Hardcover: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.90 x 11.38 x 8.74

Publisher: How Design Books; (March 2004)

ISBN: 1581804369

 

This book is a Must-Have, well written and informative.

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If you really love Japanese AD,this magazine would be your favour.

its mainly talk about photo, and lots of content are AD in TV, MTV, motion graphic, etc...

Although no English text, but the pics there are delicious :)

 

more info (Japannese only):

 

http://www.genkosha.co.jp/cp/index.html

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Guest jeanorama

This is the coolest most elegant magazine around.

It comes from Sweden.

 

It has a lot of design techniques and they rediscovered

unique ways of using a lot of discontinued software.

 

The generic bookstores like Barnes & Noble used

to carry it and for some reason it's becoming

very hard to find.

http://www.macartdesign.matchbox.se/

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Guest char siu

they carry EFX at Borders, if that helps. I wish the mag was in color!

 

anyone have a recommendation for good, modern typography books? technique and/or examples?

 

I saw "The Big Book of Typographics 1/2" and "3/4" and they're pretty good ("1/2" looks better). I saw another book/CD called "Moving Type" and it looked kinda lame. short descriptions of principles coupled with student work (as opposed to professional examples). anyone think I should give it another look?

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Books:

 

Flips

A series of books + DVDs about motion. Flips 5 was great, Flips 6 was disappointing. I can't seem to find ordering info on earlier books. Hopefully Flips 7 will be nice.

 

idn 10th anniversary

Book, CD & DVD with loads of cool content. Very much worth owning.

 

Gasbooks

Each book has a theme and is comprised out of a book, DVD/CD and a bunch more goodies. Haven't actually seen any, just heard some disappointing stories from ppl who had.

 

I have the first 4 Flips (I think) and they were great, too bad the second issue came with a VHS tape and not a DVD. They are similar to GAS, so I got some toys and a shirt as well.

IdN used to be a killer mag, but they changed how they publish it, so the newer issues seem smaller and more "flat and mainstream".

 

I agree about the IdN book, I have another huge one with a DVD and almost make more sense to buy them instead of the mags.

 

There is a great looking mag from Mexico, but I can't recall the title. It's similar to IdN but I don't think it comes with a CD/DVD.

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Guest jeanorama

Fantastic technique from monoprints to mixed media.

 

It's called "Fashion Illustration Now" put together by Laird Borrelli.

Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

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www.onedotzero.com

Great Book, Good DVD

Out of the UK

 

 

 

 

 

Firemind - Great list of on-line magazines.  Thanks!

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