Category Archives: artwork

Lance Hidy: Graphic Arts Posters

Graphic designer, Lance Hidy, is best known for his style of printing by creating clean-cut and minimalist posters. His unique designs stand out with their simplistic nature, vivid colors, and hard-edged shapes. Hidy was born in 1964 in LaGrande, Oregon. … Continue reading

Posted in artwork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The James Thurber Newspaper clippings

  James Thurber was a man of many talents, somebody that identified as a cartoonist, an author, and an actor. The Thurber clippings collection is currently being processed at the McFarlin Library special collections, where a large number of newspaper … Continue reading

Posted in artwork, Popular Culture | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Milton Glaser

Have you ever wondered who created the famous “I love NY” logo? Graphic designer, Milton Glaser was commissioned by the State of New York in 1976 to create the iconic logo. Glaser was born in 1929 and went to the … Continue reading

Posted in artwork, McFarlin Library | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Illustrations By William Roderick James

French Canadian artist and writer, William Roderick James, was well-known for his illustrations on the American West, specifically of horses and cowboys. He is most known for writing and illustrating Smoky the Cowhorse, which won the Newbery Medal in 1972. … Continue reading

Posted in artwork, Collections, McFarlin Library, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anamorphic Art: Illustrations Come to Life

The short story, Direction of the Road, written by Ursula K. Le Guin caught my interest while exploring Special Collections earlier in the week. American writer Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, California. She attended Radcliffe … Continue reading

Posted in artwork | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Claw-some Cat Collections

McFarlin Special Collection and University Archives houses many author’s personal papers and manuscripts. Recently I discovered that a popular topic amongst writers was their interest in cats. The first author that came to mind when I thought about this close-knitted … Continue reading

Posted in Acquisitions, artwork, Collections, General, James Joyce, literature, McFarlin Library | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alexandre Hogue, 1898-1994

We had very special guests this weekend at the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. A group from ZCZ Films, a UK film company, was commissioned by the BBC to produce a three part series on American Art. The … Continue reading

Posted in Acquisitions, artwork, Collections, Events, History, Hours, McFarlin Library, News, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New acquisition: Daniel Teoli book of 1970s culture in Hollywood and LA

Special Collections has recently acquired a book of photographs by Daniel Teoli, a social documentarian. The book is titled Portfolio: Peering into the world of 1970s Hollywood and LA. The black and white images are primarily from street photography, and focus … Continue reading

Posted in Acquisitions, artwork, Collections | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Testing the blog platform.

As I have to test this, I might as well give us something to look at.

Posted in artwork, Collections, Holiday | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World War Posters

As we enter the new academic year, and the third year of remembering the First World War, we should also remember how that war was sold to the people.  The University of Tulsa has in its collections over 250 propaganda … Continue reading

Posted in artwork, Collections, Digital Collections, Exhibits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment