The directories provide brief contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers) for service providers ranging from individual free-lancers to giant production companies. Many of the directories also include lavishly produced self-promotional advertisements showing examples of work and providing other information about the advertiser, such as clients, publications, and areas of specialization. The directories are updated regularly (usually every year) to ensure their usefulness in the ever-changing world of commercial art. Many are limited to specific geographic areas or media, and several are sponsored by professional organizations and are limited to members of those groups.
The following guide lists all the current creative directories available in the RIT Library collection. Annotations describe the general scope of each work, provide information about directory entries and illustrations, give the library's holdings (statements include previous titles and title variations), and show the location of current and older editions.
WL has: 4th ed.- , 1995- .
The Alternative Pick. New York: Storm Music Entertainment. Annual.
Provides film and video, design, illustration, photography, and support services (stylists, hair and make-up, etc.) geared to music industry projects. Directory listings and full color ads grouped by type of service. National coverage.
WL has: No. 1- , 1985-Date.
A.R. Creative Directory. New York: Black Book Marketing Group. Annual. A.R. provides national listings for the broad range of services and products used for annual report production and corporate identity and image development--design, photography, illustration, and printing. Directory information is given at the back of each volume, grouped by type of service. Lavishly produced advertisements, some including samples, client lists, and other information about the company, make up most of each volume. Continues A.R.: The Complete Annual Report and Corporate Image Planning Book.
WL has: No. 1- , 1983-Date.
Corporate Showcase. New York: American Showcase. Annual. Listings for U.S. photographers, illustrators, and graphic designers specializing in corporate communications work--print advertisements, annual reports, corporate identity, and packaging. Well-produced advertisements often give representatives, stock source, clients, areas of specialization, and brief bibliographies. Ads and listings are organized eographically. A brief directory of support services (set construction, labs) is also included. Continues Corporate Photography Showcase.
REF and PER HF5813.G7C742
WL has: 1982/83-Date.
The Creative Handbook. West Sussex: Reed Information Services. Annual. Well-illustrated directory of British design consultants and groups, typographic designers, illustrators, photographers, commercial film and video production companies, computer graphics studios, and other support services for the commercial arts.
WL has: No. 3- , 1982-Date (incomplete).
Creative Source. Toronto: Wilcord Publications. Annual. Listings for Canadian photographers, stock photography sources, graphic designers, illustrators, exhibit and display designers, and support services (stylists, labs, talent agents, etc.). Well-produced color and black and white advertisements, many of which include lists of clients, areas of specialization, and brief bibliographies. Continues Corporate Source.
RESD NC 999 .D484 1999 (graphic design edition)
RESD NK1160.D42 (interior design edition)
RESD TS 23 .D475 1997 (product design edition)
WL retains current two years only.
The Design Firm Directory . Chicago: Wefler & Associates. Annual. National coverage including foreign branches of companies based in the U.S. Entries give basic directory information, list services provided (using a code given at the front of each volume), company officers and major department heads, number of employees, and in some cases, clients. No illustrations or advertisements. Continues The Design Directory.
WL has: No. 1- , 1991-Date.
New Media Showcase: The Digital Sourcebook. New York: American Showcase. Annual. Includes listings for electronic imaging, interactive multimedia, production services, hardware, software, and other resources. Full color ads include several examples of the artist's work, contact information, and in some cases, lists of clients. Directory listings are given in the back of the book.
WL has: No. 1- , 1985-Date
Profile: British Design Groups and Their Work. Surrey: Elfand Art Publishing. Annual. Covers graphic design, new product development, industrial design, interior design, and exhibition work and goals of the company, directory information, a list of contact people, and a page of color photographs of the firm's recent work.
RESD and PERTR12.W66
WL has: 1984-Date
The Workbook. California ed. 4 vols. Los Angeles: Scott & Daughters. Annual. Covers design studios, photographers, illustrators, artists' representatives, art directors, film, and other commercial production services (computer graphics companies, stylists, labs, equipment rental) throughout the United States with best coverage for the West Coast. Directory information includes specialties, representatives, and the firms' principals. Latest edition at the Reserve Desk, earlier years in the bound periodicals section.
WL retains current year only.
New York Production Guide. New York: NYPG Ltd. Annual. Listings for products, services, facilities, and crew members (producers, directors, camera operators, cameramen, sound technicians, still photographers, etc.) for the commercial film and video industry in the greater New York area. Limited illustrations.
WL retains current edition only.
Producer's Masterguide. New York: Shmuel Bension. Annual. Lists products and services for all aspects of commercial film and video production and post-production throughout the United States, Canada, and selected other countries.
WL has: Vol. 1- , 1978-Date.
American Illustration Showcase. New York: American Showcase. Annual. Volume 1 of the two volume publication presents advertisements placed by representatives showing examples of their clients' s work. Volume 2 presents ads placed by illustrators themselves. Directories of illustrators, graphic designers, and representatives (organized geographically) are given at the back of Volume 2. Advertisements are of high quality and many include information about clients, representatives, and areas of specialization. Volumes 1 to 5 are called American Showcase of Photography and Illustration.
WL has: No. 4-, 1984-Date.
Art Directors ' Index to Illustrators. Mies, Switzerland: Rotovision. Annual. International scope, entries grouped by country. All entries include color reproductions of several works and contact information, and many list of specialties and clients.Volumes 4 to 6 are called Art Directors' Index to Illustration, Graphics, and Design.
RESD and PER TR690.4.B52
WL Has: 1996-Date.
Black Book Photography. New York: Black Book Marketing Group. 1996- .Annual.
Directory information including agenst with well illustrated advertisements for photographers working/represented in US. Divided by region: Northeast; South; Midwest and West.
WL has: Vol. 1- , 1978-Date.
Klik! Showcase Photography. New York: American Showcase. Annual. Directory information and well-illustrated advertisements (many of which include areas of specialization, client lists, and brief bibliographies) for commercial photographers in the United States. Geographical grouping of advertisements with alphabetical listings given at the end of each volume. Includes an extensive list of artists' representatives, and briefer directories of support services. Volumes 1 to 5 are called American Showcase of Photography and Illustration, volumes 6-15 American Photography Showcase.
RESD and PER TR 679.B65
WL has 2002-Date.
Le Book. New York: Le Book. 2002 - .
Directory information and lavishly illustrated for commercial photographers primarily in New York City, but also includes selected photographers in Los Angeles, Stockholm, Paris, London, San Francisco, Miami and Germany. Vol. 1 Photography / Art Direction; Vol. 2 Hair, Make-up, Stylists, Model Agencies, Photo Production, Rentals, Magazines, Music, Video, Fashion, Advertising Agencies.
RESD and PERNC997.A1N38
WL has: Vol. 1- , 1987-Date.
NY Gold. New York: New York Gold, Inc. Annual.
New York metropolitan area listings for photographers, stock companies, photo agencies, video and film production services and a variety of other support services (stylists, printers, prop rental, etc.). Organized by specialty (food, fashion, portraits, etc.). Basic directory information and large color and black and white advertisements. Latest edition at the Reserve Desk, earlier years in the bound periodicals area.
CURRENT and PER TR690.S44.
WL has: No. 14- , 1986-Date.
Select. Dusseldorf: Select. Semiannual.
Magazine format compendium of full- and double-page advertisements placed by photographers and their representatives. Ads include basic contact information. Each issue profiles a particular location and provides support service and local talent information for the featured place. Current issues are kept at the Reserve Desk.
RARE TR690.S79 and MULTI 24
WL has: Vol. 1- , 1987-Date.
Stock Workbook. Toronto: Scott & Daughters. Annual. Heavily illustrated directory of a broad range of stock agencies in the United States and Canada. Directory listings are given in the back of each volume and some entries include lengthy descriptions of the agencies--subject strengths, number of photographers, size of the collections, etc. A subject index to the images reproduced in the advertisements is given at the beginning of each volume. Many images are included on the accompanying Stock Workbook Disc cd-rom.