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Posted 07 September 2003 - 01:24 PM

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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Posted 07 September 2003 - 02:06 PM

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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Posted 07 September 2003 - 02:21 PM

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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Posted 09 September 2003 - 01:33 AM

nice topic!

www.gingkopress.com | GINGKO Press

nice collection of books and mags

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 09:07 PM

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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Posted 02 October 2003 - 09:33 AM

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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Posted 02 October 2003 - 10:29 AM

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.tigermaga...zine/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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Posted 04 October 2003 - 06:48 PM

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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Posted 06 October 2003 - 04:37 PM

has anyone read lowfat graphic yet? looks interesting, it's about vector based motion graphics and features both a dvd and a cd. 50 motion designers are presented with their work. Was published in september this year by gingko press. see it here: http://www.gingkopre...ap/lowfatgr.htm

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 07:06 PM

Yet another PDF mag

http://www.vektorjunkie.com/mag.html

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 11:44 PM

Great books for visual junkies

http://www.magmabooks.com/

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 06:10 PM

nice magazine with lots of interview. VOL.21 is talk about motion graphic:

http://www.plus81.co...zine/index.html

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 03:12 PM

@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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Posted 12 March 2004 - 03:27 PM

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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Posted 29 March 2004 - 03:46 AM

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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Posted 06 April 2004 - 08:02 PM

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plugzine : a E-zine, a visual dialogue, inspiration content...

http://www.joyndesig...es/osmosis.html

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 01:19 AM

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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....p/cp/index.html

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 10:00 PM

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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Posted 24 August 2004 - 09:18 PM

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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Posted 16 October 2004 - 08:45 AM

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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