ONLINE RESOURCES

YOUTUBE AND ONLINE VIDEO DEMOS

LaForte Daily Demos - My Youtube channel: Studio LaForte

LaForte Classes on Facebook

LaForte Daily Demos on Facebook

STAY CONNECTED with the Department on Facebook and LinkedIn

CSULB Department of Design - (Facebook and LinkedIn)

CSULB Industrial Design and Interior Architecture - (Facebook)

CSULB Design Student Association (DSA) - (Facebook)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Gnomon Workshop - An incredible library of DVD tutorials by leading designers and concept artists. Many are available for download.
You can also find many of these videos at Art Supply Warehouse.

Norman Schureman's sketchbook - Beautiful animal and lifeform sketches by Norman Schureman, former Art Center Instructor.

Immediate Entourage - Prepared images of People, Cars, Trees, etc.
assets for your drawings, Photoshop, and Illustrator renderings.

Design Studio Press - Publishers of industry exceptional books on concept art, entertainment design, automotive design, character design and more. Many of their books can be found at Art Center's book store.

RSA - Royal Society of the Arts. See their Animate video lectures!

JOB BOARDS AND ARTICLE RESOURCES

Behance - online portfolio site for creatives.

Coroflot - started as a job board for designers and often serves as the
search engine for other design boards.

Core77 - primarily a product and industrial design site. Their jobs
section utilizes Coroflot.

Design Observer - articles, essays, reviews, etc. by some of the industry's leading practitioners and thinkers, as well as a jobs board.

Dezeen

FormTrends

ARCHITECTS

MODERN MEXICAN,
SOUTH AMERICAN, AND
MINORITY MASTERS
Ricardo LegorettaLuis BarraganOscar NiemeyerDavid Adjaye
ArchigramAsymptoteBIG - Bjark Ingalls GroupCoop HimmelblauDiller Scofidio + RenfroFrank GehryHerzog & De MeuronJean NouvelLebbeus WoodsMichael SorkinMorphosis, Thom MayneMVRDVOMA/Rem KoolhaasPeter CookRenzo PianoSantiago CalatravaSnøhettaSteven HollThomas HeatherwickWilliams + TsienTadao AndoMies van der RoheFrank Lloyd WrightLeCorbusierWalter GropiusCharles and Ray EamesRichard NeutraRudolf SchindlerPier Luigi NerviEero SaarinenMODERN and MID-CENTURY MASTERSINFLUENTIAL
WOMEN IN
ARCHITECTURE
Allison WilliamsBeatriz ColominaBillie TsienCarme PinósCharlotte PerriandDenise Scott BrownEileen GreyElizabeth DillerElizabeth Plater-ZyberkJane JacobsJeanne GangKazuyo Sejima (SANAA)Lise Anne CoutureMaya LinNorma Merrick SklarekOdile DecqRay EamesZaha Hadid
VISIONARY, CONTEMPORARY, RADICALWill Bruder ArchitectsAntoine PredockJones StudioBart PrinceSteven EhrlichSOUTHWESTERN US, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MODERNISTS, and NOTABLE REGIONALISTS
Joseph Eichler - Developer
of modern homes
Craig EllwoodGlenn MurcuttSamuel Mockbee +
The Rural Studio

ARTISTS IN THE EXPANDED FIELD OF SITE OR KINETIC WORKS

B Matthew Barney / Louise Bourgeois / Chris Burden D Walter De Maria / Marcel Duchamp G Arthur Ganson / Robert Gober H Ann Hamilton / Eva Hesse / Michael Heizer I Robert Irwin J Donald Judd / Theo Jansen K Anish Kapoor M Gordon Matta-Clark / Joan Miro R Charles Ray S Fred Sandback / Richard Serra T Cy Twombly

ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND DESIGN MOVEMENTS

Arts & Crafts Movement in America

The Bauhaus / De Stijl

Constructivism > Deconstructivism

Cubism / Futurism

Situationists

BIOMIMICRY

Inspired by Nature - PBS NewsHour

Using Nature's Genius in Architecture - Michael Pawlyn (TedTalk)

Are mushrooms the new plastic? - Eben Bayer (TedTalk)

Biomimicry (TedTalk topic)

RUSSIAN CONSTRUCTIVISTS

Alexander RodchenkoEl LissitzkyVladimir TatlinKazimir MalevichNaum Gabo

AUTOMOTIVE, TRANSPORTATION DESIGNERS

Adonis Alcici

All The Sketches

Chris Bangle, BMW

Daniel Simon - Designer for the film Oblivion, Tron, Prometheus, RoboRaceCar, Timeless Racer PDF

Marc Newson

Pininfarina Design

Sangwon Seok - Excellent automotive concept rendering, mostly in marker

DESIGN AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Tom's

Mass Design Group

Cameron Sinclair, founder Architecture for Humanity

DESIGN THEORY & ARTICLES

Analysis-Synthesis Bridge Model. Dubberly

Google and the Resurgence of Italian Design. (German and Italian Design Philosophies)

Periodic Table of Form. Core77 Article

Why is Sketching Still Important in Design. Core77 Article

ENTERTAINMENT DESIGNERS

Daniel Simon - Designer for the film Oblivion, Tron, Prometheus, RoboRaceCar, Timeless Racer PDF

FZDSchool - FZDSchool by designer Feng Zhao. Entertainment design

Ken Adam - Architecture and Concept designer for many Bond films

Neville Page - Character, Alien, Monster designer

Scott Robertson - See his books as well, How To Draw and How To Render

Syd Mead - The Godfather of concept art. Films such as Blade Runner, 2001, Tron, Elysium, etc.

Simon Stalenhag - sci-fi artist. https://www.boredpanda.com/scifi-girl-robot-traveling-artbook-simon-stalenhag/

EXHIBITION, SIGNAGE, & ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC DESIGN

Calori & VandeneyndnCarbone SmolanChermayeff & GeismarGeorge P JohnsonJPS DesignsMauk DesignPoulin + MorrisSussman/Prejza

FURNITURE (12 50 00)*

Archistar DesignAll ModernArcadia ContractBirch LaneB&B Italia (it)Blu DotBoConcept (dn)Bon LuxatCassina (it)CB2David EdwardDuneEmecoHerman Miller (us)HouzzKartellKnoll (us)Ligne Roset (fr)PoggenpohlRoche Bobois (fr)Steelcase (us)Takeshi MiyakawaVitra

GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, TRANSMEDIA DESIGN

Dezeen.com  |  Frieze  |  HOW  |  Juxtapoz  |  Parkett  |  Print

People

Aaron DraplinAndy WarholApril GreimanBrad BartlettDavid CarsonEliot NoyesHerb LubalinLance WymanLester BeallLou DorfmanMassimo VignelliMax HuberMichael BeirutOtl AicherPaul RandPaul RennerPaula ScherPentagramRaymond LoewySaul BassStefan KanchevStefan SagmeisterTibor Kalman

GREEN TOPICS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Pollution Reducing Facades

Biomimicry

 

INDUSTRIAL AND PRODUCT DESIGNERS

IDCreatures - Industrial and Product Design focusedSketch-a-day-dotcom -
Spencer Nugent
Scott Robertson - See his books as well, How To Draw and How To RenderDaniel Simon - Designer for the film Oblivion, Tron, Prometheus, RoboRaceCar, Timeless Racer PDFNeville Page - Character, Alien, Monster designerCharles Harrison
Dieter RamsDesign ContinuumFrog DesignIDEOJony Ive, Apple's CDOKarim RashidMarc NewsonPentagramPhilippe StarkRaymond LoewyR/GASmart Design

INFLUENTIAL DESIGN SCHOOLS

Architectural Association, the (AA)Art CenterBartlett School of Architecture, theCooper Union School of ArchitectureCoventry School of Art & DesignCranbrook Academy of ArtSci-ArcUCLA School of ArchitectureUSC School of ArchitectureUniversity of Cincinnati

INTERIOR AND ARCHITECTURE PUBLICATIONS

Magazinesarchdaily.comArchitectural RecordArchitectural DigestA+D MagazineDwell MagazineHome Designing.comMetropolis MagazineBooksHennessey+Ingalls BookstoreMIT PressPrinceton Architectural PressRizzoli BookstoreZone Books

LANDSCAPE DESIGN/ERS AND PUBLIC PLACE-MAKERS

ASLA

Federal Plaza NY, a case study, Richard Serra vs Martha Schwartz

The High Line by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Mary Miss

Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects

PPS, Project for Public Space

SCAPE

Vietnam Memorial by Maya Lin

Walter Hood / Hood Design Studio

TED TALKS THAT I FIND REALLY INTERESTING

TED Talks are 18 minute presentations on a wide range of subjects by some extraordinary people.

Deb Roy. The Birth of a Word (Data Visualization)

Generative Design

UX / UI / XD / AI / ROBOTICS

Prototyping UI Animation with Adobe XD

UX and Intuitive AI/Generative Design. TedTalk w/Maurice Conti

Current State and Future of AI. A Documentary by Ashlee Vance

BUSINESS OF DESIGN

Chris Do, The Futur Talks (Note: It's not about LOGO Design!)

How To Charge More For A Logo—Deep Dive ep. 4 (w/Melinda Livsey, Cal State Fullerton grad)

I Wish I Knew This When I Started: Logo Design

Pricing Design Work & Creativity

How to Run a Creative Business: In-depth Breakdown w/Melinda Livsey

Seth Godin Talks

Thinking Backwards

Your Job is to Make Art << OMG So GOOD, On Point!

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

PSD

 ILL

 IND

570 TOPICS

DESN THINKING

MIND / BODY / SPIRIT SUPPORT

SOCAL MID-CENTURY MODERN MASTERS
Richard Neutra

Rudolf (R.M.) Schindler

A Quincy Jones

Edward Killingsworth

John Lautner

Craig Ellwood

Joseph Eichler (developer)

Ray Kappe

 

Case Study Houses

  1. 1948. JR Davidson w Greta Davidson.
  2. 1947. Sumner Spaulding and John Rex.
  3. 1949. William Wurster, Theodore Bernardi, Donald Emmons
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  7. 1948. Thornton M Abell
  8. 1949. Charles & Ray Eames House
  9. 1949. Entenza House. Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen
  10. 1947. Kemper Nomland
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  15. 1947. JR Davidson
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  17. (1). 1947. Rodney Walker
    (2). 1956. Craig Ellwood
  18. (1). 1948. West House. Rodney Walker
    (2). 1958. Fields House. Craig Ellwood
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  20. (1). 1948. Bailey House. Richard Neutra
    (2). 1958. Bass House. Buff, Straub, and Hensman w/Saul Bass
  21. 1958. Pierre Koenig
  22. 1960. Stahl House. Pierre Koenig
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  25. 1962. Frank House. Killingsworth, Brady, and Smith and Associates
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  28. 1966. Janss Dev House. Buff & Hensman

CSH for 1950. Raphael Soriano

CSH for 1953. Craig Ellwood

 

https://la.curbed.com/maps/los-angeles-case-study-house-map-modern-architecture

 

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