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Title: Let's talk about tools
Date: 2011-03-24 16:50
Author: OSP
Tags: News, LGM 2011
Slug: lets-talk-about-tools
Status: published

[![]({filename}/images/uploads/libregraphicsmag-70x100.png "libregraphicsmag"){: .float width="70" height="100"}](http://libregraphicsmag.com/tools) In the
excellent new [Libre Graphics Magazine](http://libregraphicsmag.com),
don't miss the invitation to submit materials for an exhibition that
will run parallel to the upcoming Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal.  
More details and how to submit at: <http://libregraphicsmag.com/tools>

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Deadline: 22 April 2011!

> Let's talk about tools for a moment. We, as humans, distinguish
> ourselves from other animals by talking about our ability to make and
> use tools. We make tools, we use tools, we are tools, all at different
> times and in different amounts.
> Tools can be physical things used to manipulate equally physical
> things. At the same time, they can be digital things, used to shift
> bits. We can love them or hate them. The one thing we can't manage is
> to escape them. As we define what they do, so too do they define what
> we do. In the shape of a paint brush, the kink of a bezier curve, the
> change a gaussian filter exerts over an image, they make our work what
> it is. We are our tools and our tools are us.


> So let's talk about tools, in the best way we know how, graphically.
> Libre Graphics Meeting, Libre Graphics magazine and Mardigrafe are
> cosponsoring a juried exhibition of f/loss graphics work on the
> subject of tools. Break out your own f/loss graphics tools and design
> a poster (24”x34”) detailing your perception or ideas about tools.
> All submissions will be included in an online gallery, presented in
> conjunction with Libre Graphics meeting. In addition, a jury of
> designers, thinkers and doers will meet in May. They'll pick 15
> posters to be printed by Mardigrafe and displayed during Libre
> Graphics Meeting in Montreal. The editors of Libre Graphics magazine
> will pick a further eight to be featured in the showcase  
> section of an upcoming issue. So get thinking about your tools, what
> they mean to you and what you mean to them. Then, get designing.