Link of the Week: Society of Publication Designers

The Society of Publication Designers, or SPD, is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design. Members are art directors, designers, photo editors, editors and graphics professionals. Since drafting its charter in 1965, the SPD remains the only organization specifically addressing the visual concerns of print and online editorial professionals. Editorial design plays a crucial role in shaping and documenting our common history; the efforts of the Society and its members also serve to educate and enlighten the public about the importance of magazines and online publications.

The activities of SPD promote the role of its members as journalists and partners in the editorial process, as well as fostering new generations of publication designers through educational outreach and scholarship opportunities. Member benefits include significant discounts on events, entry fees, Adobe software and training opportunities, complimentary copies of the SPD Annual, and more.

Make sure to check out the SPD-U PUB(lications) CRAWL, the annual all-day event that features a tour of two magazine and/or design offices to give an in-depth look at how things there really work. Space is limited so buy your ticket here. This event takes place on Friday, September 27th. Doors open at 9:15 am at the SPD Office.

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Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

Celebrate Maurice Sendak

“Children are tough, though we tend to think of them as fragile,” Maurice Sendak once said. “They have to be tough. Childhood is not easy.”  – Maurice Sendak. The Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, Manhattan) has an exhibit honoring famed children’s author Maurice Sendak. Admission is $15.00. For more information, follow the link for this ongoing exhibition.

July 21, 2013

Bohemians and Beats of Greenwich Village Literary Tour

Learn about the greatest New York authors on this 2-hour walking tour of Greenwich Village. Put on by the Strand Bookstore, this historical tour will teach you everything you want to know about Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Bob Dylan. This tour is $25.00, and meets at Washington Square Park, Manhattan. It begins at 2:00 pm. Follow the link for more information.

July 23, 2013

Disunion

New book Disunion will be a force in the historical non-fiction world. Comprised of 112 essays, it looks at the lies our textbooks told us about the Civil War. Jamie Malanowski, editor at Time, Esquire, and Playboy will be present at this event promotion the book, published by the New York Times. This free event at McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) begins at 7:00 pm.

July 24, 2013

Allison Lynn

Author Allison Lynn has just released her second novel, The Exiles. At 7:00 pm, Powerhouse Arena (37 Main Street, Brooklyn) will be holding its launch party. Admission is free!

July 25, 2013

Islam in Western Museums

Writer Melissa Forstrom will be discussing the role museums have in depicting Middle Eastern culture, and how those depictions shape viewers’ conceptions of Islamic identities. This free talk will be held at the New York Public Library (5th and 42nd Street, Manhattan) and begins at 1:15 pm.