Magazine(s) of the Week: Oscars Coverage!

This week we’re really excited about the Oscars, which happen on Sunday evening, February 26, 2017. This week’s MoW is a series of popular titles we hold, whose covers show actors and actresses from movies that have been nominated this year. The Academy of Motion Pictures website gives all the nominees here:

Since the birth of the movie industry, movie stars have been big business for the media. Despite many changes over the last century, they continue to be, as you can see from this sampling. I’ve published covers from Out magazine before, but this cover is a beautiful shot of actor Trevante Rhodes, of the cast of Moonlight, a film nominated for Best Picture this year.

It’s not a secret that consumers want pretty, famous people on their magazine covers, and who, as a group, are prettier than movie stars?

But showing you some of the great covers currently up also shows you some of the best titles we have for coverage of the motion picture industry.

Here is Michelle Williams, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Manchester by the Sea, which is also nominated for Best Picture.




This year has been a great one for big dramas about historical events and places. Here is Janelle Monae, the musician and actress, who is in two films nominated for Best Picture, Hidden Figures and Moonlight.












Rolling Stone, one of several titles which focus primarily on the entertainment industry, has a lovely image of actress Emma Stone, who is nominated for Best Actress in La La Land, which is also nominated for Best Picture.


We have some other highlights to help you enjoy watching the Oscars ceremony next week. Stay tuned for more developments from Volumes & Issues!




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Magazine of the Week

Hi, everyone! Welcome back. As you may have noticed, we lost some content recently. I’m working on back-filling that so the information I posted is still out there in the world. Starting with:

This trade publication also has a great website, which announces interesting new industrial projects, business information*, upcoming trade shows, and provides a list of resources. One resource of particular use to the industry and the FIT Library, the annual Buyer’s Guide.

A quick flip through the Buyer’s Guide shows the huge range covered by the term “Specialty Fabrics”. From the term “yarn”: anti-static; cored; cut-resistant; nylon, textured; nylon, solution-dyed; polyethylene, non-wicking;

And under “end products”: bags, ballast; bags, tote; canopies, marine; curtains, marine; curtains, welding; houses, ice fishing; liners, pit and pond; tarpaulins, solar agricultural; tents, circus or big tops; It really is a reminder that textiles are everywhere around us.



This title is an official publication of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, which is the largest textile trade association in the world. It was begun in 1912, as the National Tent and Awning Association. This group is a non-for-profit organization that represents companies involved with specialty (usually non-fashion related) fiber, fabric, equipment, and related end products. This organization publishes several other titles we have here, Marine Fabricator, Geosynthetics, Fabric Architecture, and InTents.




This title continues an older one, Industrial Fabric Products Review. This older magazine tended to put innovative textiles on its cover, and I pulled a few cool images for you.






And this one, which I pulled because the Oscars are coming up soon, yay!

For more of our titles related to textiles, check out this guide:



*On the home page on 2/16/2017, there’s an article about a former FIT prof!

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Time Out for Station Identification

We would like to apologize for the technical difficulties we’ve been suffering this past week. We will shortly be back with more of our usual content, like MoWs and Needles in the Stacks. But for now, we just wanted to remind you (yeah, I know, late) that you, Dear Readers, are our Valentines! (And that fashion and music have always gone hand in hand.)

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!


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