Magazine of the Week

Hi, everyone! This week’s title is



Novum Gebrauchsgraphik (World of Graphic Design) was first published in Munich, in 1924 as Gebrauchsgraphik, but our holdings span the years 1972-1988. These were some pretty important years in the world of graphic design, and this title is full of interesting images as well as discussion of contemporary ad campaigns.


This article talks about the magazine’s history in the context of the rise of graphic design in the early 20th-century Europe.


The magazine is still published, and has shifted from being printed in German to being bilingual German and English. Like many of our other graphic design titles, the website expands the coverage of the title into much more specific aspects of its subject.

We have a selection of other graphic design magazines as well:






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These old threads…

Metal-thread pleated fabric from FIT textile popup exhibition

Hi, everyone! Welcome back. The first few weeks of class are super busy here in the library, as well as for you all, and we’re just catching up. We didn’t want to let the month slip away without giving a shout out to an event near and dear to our hearts: New York Textile Month!

Li Edelkoort presenting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. from the #talkingtextiles Twitter feed

Created by Li Edelkoort, a maven in the field of design and forecasting, this NYC monthlong event is intended to educate people on the long history of textile traditions, their central place in world economies and arts, and to celebrate that the current cultural shifts are being expressed by and with textiles and their technologies. She says this much more inspirationally here.

The Museum at FIT’s popup textile exhibition

FIT is participating in this celebretory month with some popup textile displays in the lobby of the Goodman Resource Center. The library is playing too: we’re hosting a textile-themed Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Tuesday September 27 and Thursday September 29th from noon to 2pm, on the 5th floor of the library.

Please register in advance if you want to come help out. Librarians will be at the ready to help you get started and to help you with the research on your topics.

textile-month-wikiHoping to see many of you there!


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