Category Archives: Digital online archive

Artists’ Lives resource

Have you ever come across the Artists’ Lives resource from the British Library? It is a fantastic collection of aural interviews with artists where you can hear them talk about their lives, work, friendships and more. It is a platform … Continue reading

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Olympic design resources

If the Olympics has got you all fired up and inspired, but in an artistic rather than a running kind of way, then check out the new theme in Bloomsbury Design Library: ‘Olympic Design: Visual identity, activism and designing to … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day resources

8th March is International Women’s Day, so a great reason to promote some of the online resources you can use to discover  information about inspirational women, not just in art and design, but across other subjects. As London Met students … Continue reading

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Artists and Archives

South London Gallery At time of writing The South London Gallery, along with other galleries in the UK, is closed due to the pandemic, however you can find some great information and events online around their exhibition  An archive by … Continue reading

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Studio Ghibli resources

Last Tuesday, 5th of January, marked the 80th birthday of Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist Hayao Miyazaki. He is the co-founder of the world-famous film and animation studio Studio Ghibli, which boasts an array of award … Continue reading

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The Social Art Library

The Social Art Library  is a new collectively-built archive and resource library for and about social art practice by AXIS. It is one of the outcomes of  a project with Manchester Metropolitan University, in recognition that increasing numbers of Axis … Continue reading

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65,000 photographs to browse on Ed Ruscha archive

The Getty Research Institute (GRI), had launched 12 Sunsets: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s Archive, which is an interactive website allowing you to browse through more than 65,000 photographs taken by artist Ed Ruscha between 1965 and 2007 of Sunset Boulevard in … Continue reading

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VADS images resource new website

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is a unique repository of images created and managed by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Library. They have just released a new website, and the updated VADS offers improved access to its archive … Continue reading

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Homemade banners book and online archives

A new book about banners celebrating women’s empowerment, made by artists has been published, and you can see some of the great artworks in this Guardian article, as well an online preview of the book here. Where else might you … Continue reading

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Free journal downloads

Although we have many journals available to download and read online through the library catalogue, some are still only available in print. Emigre Magazine (graphic design) is usually accessible in our Aldgate library as a print journal, however for the … Continue reading

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