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LA Art Book Fair

LA Art Book Fair

For Printed Matter's 1st Annual LA Art Book Fair, Leisure Labor is delighted to offer a curated selection of books, publications, and printed matter independently produced and conceived by designers and artists working toward their own agendas on their own time (most likely made while you were sleeping on the...
El Gato

El Gato

EL GATO is a mobile open-ended news generator. An outlet and prototype machine servicing printed materials refusing extinction. By adhering to low run numbers and select interest groups, EL GATO is able to control all aspects of publishing.
FISK #006 Sold Out

FISK #006 Sold Out

We are mailing out an order of books this week. If you are interested in purchasing one, please send an email to info@wearefisk.com. Only 90 copies were made, they are all printed and bound by hand. The cover is a two color screen print and the inside pages are all...
Submit to RipRap 35

Submit to RipRap 35

Every university should have a publication like the RipRap Journal by the California State University, Long Beach English Department. Submit now!
Myself, the designer & you

Myself, the designer & you

Our goal has always been to promote the work of students but with the recent relaunch of FISK, I have made an effort to contribute to the graphic design discourse with what we post. Rather than just posting eye-candy with no context or dialogue, I have made an effort to...
Los Angeles Aqueduct Day

Los Angeles Aqueduct Day

Los Angeles Aqueduct Day is the least noted, most important nonexistent holiday in Los Angeles. Every Sunday this month I shared the story of how water came to Los Angeles through a pop-up shop & make-shift museum at the Melrose Trading Post in Hollywood, California.
Panther Club

Panther Club

Panther Club is an independent label that curates unique online and physical projects. Showcasing the forefront of contemporary graphic arts — Panther Club publishes limited editioned printed matter and promotes vanguard visual culture through our online platform and in our collaborations with other forward-thinking creative initiatives.
Contribute to the Apocalypse Issue

Contribute to the Apocalypse Issue

We are accepting, for the first time ever, contributions to FISK Issue #006 from the public. According to the Mayans, a cataclysmic event will occur on December 21, 2012. This could hypothetically result in this being the last issue of FISK.
Harmen Liemburg in California

Harmen Liemburg in California

Harmen Liemburg will be in California this week, conducting lectures and workshops at both CalArts & Otis. Harmen is one of my favorite designers and a huge inspiration to my work and printing practice. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see him speak. Below are some images of his screen...
A Casual Interview with Antoine + Manuel

A Casual Interview with Antoine + Manuel

In honor of Graphic Design: Now In Production moving to the Hammer Museum. We are pulling an interview from our print archives. The French designing duo, Antoine and Manuel, visited CalArts for a workshop in February, 2010.
Graphic Design at Hammer Museum

Graphic Design at Hammer Museum

Graphic Design: Now in Production has finally made its way to California, landing at the Hammer Museum at UCLA in Westwood. Make sure you go see the show before it closes, and take a friend or family member so they can see what being a 'graphic designer' actually means.
Wide White Space Catalog Launch

Wide White Space Catalog Launch

The catalog for The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space, an exhibition curated by Jon Sueda is now for sale! The exhibition investigates graphic design’s evolving relationship with the practice of exhibition making as it intersects with the visual arts and the work of both artists and curators.
Fair Use, Copyright, and Design Theft

Fair Use, Copyright, and Design Theft

What do Shepard Fairey, NBCUniversal, Bobby Solomon, Target, Disney, and Modern Dog Design Co. have in common? Design-theft.
We Return

We Return

FISK is back. It's been sometime since we've published anything and we apologize for that. We have received plenty of emails from talented students from all over. We will start posting regularly again shortly. If you've updated your portfolio, recently graduated, written an essay, are hosting a relevant event, want...
Jon Sueda Interview

Jon Sueda Interview

Jon Sueda is the co-founder of Stripe, a graphic design studio in San Francisco that focuses on print, identity, and exhibition design. Beyond being a highly recognized designer and a CalArts alum, he’s also the co-editor of Task Newsletter, co-organizer of AtRandom events and Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design...
Glance: Iran Textbooks 1980's

Glance: Iran Textbooks 1980′s

Below is an image collection of various text book covers and spreads (writing, math, science) from Iran given to me by my parents.
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Email to FISK from Behance

Image: Email to FISK from Caitlin Strandberg at Behance. Links: Behance Student Showdown, Behance Student Show.

Frank Lionetti

Good student portfolio from Frank who graduated Art Center 2011. Focuses on print, visual identity and interactive design. Into this process book for a PBS redesign. Well versed designer although I would like to see more play and experimentation. This maglite redesign is cool too, it seems like Art Center does a lot of brand...

Jason Lee

Jason Lee is a recent graduate of the BFA program in graphic design at CalArts. His portfolio displays the skills of a well rounded designer from illustration to type design to interaction design. I always like seeing designers who have hand drawn skills/digital skills and I think the two pieces above definitely show his abilities...

Ghazaal Vojdani

There is some really interesting work coming out of the BA program at Central Saint Martins. Ghazaal Vojdani is an Iranian Graphic designer born in London in 1986. She just graduated from CSM and will be starting in the MFA program at Yale in 2011. Really into her experiments in type, the piece above can...

Page One – NY Times Documentary

An Endtimes Methodolgy, Part I

If you’re in Portland and going to be at First Thursday tonight then make sure you stop by Galerie Salome on 625 NW Everett St to check out CalArts MFA student Sarah Gottesdiener’s solo show. Here’s a bit about the show: An on-going series involving explorations of restrictive methodology, modes of representation, and the apocalypse....