Ad*AccessThis freely available resource through the Duke University Libraries’ Digital Collections contains images from over 7,000 American and Canadian advertisements from newspapers and magazines which were printed between 1911 and 1955. The advertisements are divided between five subjects: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II.
Google Art ProjectMade possible with the technology of Google streetview, Art Project allows users to take virtual tours of renowned art museums around the world.
AIGI Design Archives"AIGA Design Archives is one of the richest online resources available to those who practice, study and appreciate great design. Included in this resource are more than 20,000 selections from AIGA’s annual juried design competitions dating from 1924 through the present. In addition, it features special collections of major American design firms and practitioners whose design accomplishments might otherwise not be preserved online or made available to the public."
PinterestCreate an account. Then type in "graphic design" in the search box for a plethora of design ideas, inspiration, and tutorials.
Display Your Work or Browse Other People's Creations
BehanceShowcase your graphic design projects from start to finish and browse the projects of others.
Graphic Artists Guild"We are a Guild: a union of men and women in the same craft or trade whose purpose is to uphold and improve standards and protect the rights of its members."
Graphic design theory is in the 741.6 section
Graphic design software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is in the 006 section
Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2022 Release) by Conrad Chavez; Andrew FaulknerLearn to correct and improve digital images. Seamlessly remove backgrounds and repair images using content-aware tools. Explore advanced filters that enhance images using machine learning and cloud processing. Select subjects with complex outlines, including hair, quickly and precisely. Design composite images, including instant sky replacement. Create advanced typography. Edit video, including transitions and motion effects. Automate tasks with actions. Save as a Photoshop cloud document to easily edit across desktop and mobile devices. Export your work for web, mobile devices, and print. The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does--an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2022 release) contains 15 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to: Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop (2022 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.) Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Photoshop software. This book covers Photoshop on desktop only. It does not address Photoshop on the iPad.
Publication Date: 2021
How to Revised and Expanded Edition by Michael BierutA revised and expanded edition of the world-renowned graphic designer's classic and bestselling monograph, using examples from a portfolio spanning his full career to date. Protégé of design legend Massimo Vignelli and partner in the New York office of the international design firm Pentagram, Michael Bierut has had one of the most varied careers of any living graphic designer. The projects in How to illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today and demonstrate Bierut's enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. This revised and expanded edition of his bestselling monograph examines more than three dozen projects from start to finish--including new projects for major clients such as Mastercard, The Poetry Foundation, the International Center for Photography, and Bierut's brand design for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign--providing insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the challenges that all creatives face in bringing innovative work into the world today. It also features a new afterword on the role of the designer in the post-Covid era.
Publication Date: 2021
Oh sh*t what now? : honest advice for new graphic designers by Craig OldhamSo you've graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough? This book is a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of use to those looking to break into the creative industries, sharing experiences, ideas, advice, criticism, and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, jobs/freelancing, working process, and personal development, this straight-talking, funny, and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.
Publication Date: 2018
Designer's Dictionary of Colour by Sean AdamsThe Designer's Dictionary of Colorprovides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color's creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian--whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer's Dictionary of Coloropens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.
Publication Date: 2017
Why Fonts Matter by Sarah HyndmanTake a look at the experiences and associations type evokes. Fonts have different personalities that can create trust or mistrust, give you confidence, make things seem easier to do or make a product taste better. Understand the science behind how fonts influence what you read. Theyre hidden in plain sight, they trigger memories, associations and multi-sensory experiences in your imagination. You may not believe it, but fonts can change the meanings of words right before your very eyes, alter the taste of your food, evoke emotional responses and reveal their users' personalities. Graphic designer Sarah Hyndman specializes in exploring how fonts influence us as type consumers; Why Fonts Matter synthesizes Hyndman's 20 years of experience as graphic designer with her typographic research and the findings of experimental psychologists and neuroscientists.