Copyright Law

To end the semester on a dry but necessary note: here’s an article published on AIGA’s (American Institute of Graphic Arts) blog site that goes into some depth on the current state of affairs. Protect yourselves, protect your work.


For Class October 27

Do research on your rudimentary client list you started to gather at Barnes & Noble yesterday. Add to the list of names of publishers and publications: art directors’ names, contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, mailing addresses), etc. If you took cell phone photos,, write this stuff down so you can cut and paste into your spread sheet. Bring your laptops to class. If you’re interested in working in industries not to be found at Barnes & Noble, well, then look where you need to.

Coincidentally, Lauren Panepinto posted later that day on Facebook a link to a great chart of book publishers; check it out.

For Class April 21


Illustration by Jerry Pinkney

Send me the draft of your email campaign, for feedback. Make changes if any and then send it out to all of the department faculty. If you’re having trouble with the design, here’s an article from this class blog’s Resources page with tips about putting together an email campaign. Its focus is for the writing of an email, not taking into account the illustrator’s need for a dominant image. However other points are well-made.

Non sequiter: Here are some FAQs about the copyright law. Please read this, for your own sake.

In class, let’s look at your emails, resumes and websites. Let’s double-check to see if there is any outstanding work that you have yet to hand in. After all, next week will be the last Class of the semester. Gasp.

At 6:30, please come to Shemin Auditorium to see Illustration Legend Jerry Pinkney. He is one of the industry’s greats and we’re honored to host him here.