Portrait of the artist as...
August 28, 2012 8:00 AM   Subscribe

Name-it filter: blog of artists’/designers’ early work

I’m creating a site or blog profiling the very early work (preferably high school, if possible) of contemporary artists and designers, with short descriptions/commentary from them (whenever possible) on selected pieces. I don’t want to get into too many specifics of the project here, but in addition to being really fun to look at, I think a collection like this could be a great tool for conversation (I’m in the field of arts education, but I think this could generate interest beyond that) in thinking about the development of artistic voice or point of view, and how that happens. In most creatives’ young lives, there are experiences they have or things that they make that serve as turning points in figuring out something about themselves as artists, and I’d love for this to capture some element of that for each person profiled.

So, I have the basic idea, I have some contacts to help get this thing rolling, but first it needs a name! I’m totally stumped. Any ideas?
posted by ella_minnow to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
posted by scratch at 8:05 AM on August 28, 2012

The Portrait Of
posted by MuffinMan at 8:12 AM on August 28, 2012

posted by Rube R. Nekker at 8:15 AM on August 28, 2012

Response by poster: I should add: bonus points if the URL is available. I really (really) love Juvenilia, and the domain is for sale, but the cost might be prohibitive.
posted by ella_minnow at 8:36 AM on August 28, 2012

There are some juvenilia (great name!) domains unregistered - check .co .us .info .me .nu - and I think they are perfectly ok to use (and I'm VERY picky about naming and domains).

If you *really* want a .com/.net/.org try something like:

Other suggestions:
Ivvenilia (?)
Becoming The Artist
Early Years, Early Works
Hindsight Art
Artcrumbs (?)
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:19 PM on August 28, 2012

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