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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
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
Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 Release) by Andrew Faulkner; Conrad ChavezCreative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2018 release covers features like search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, creating and organising enhanced brush presets, and much more! The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.
Publication Date: 2017
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
How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world by Michael BierutThe first monograph, design manual, and manifesto by Michael Bierut, one of the world's most renowned graphic designers--a career retrospective that showcases more than thirty-five of his most noteworthy projects for clients as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Yale School of Architecture, the New York Times, Saks Fifth Avenue, and the New York Jets, and reflects eclectic enthusiasm and accessibility that has been the hallmark of his career. Prot#65533;g#65533; 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 and successful careers of any living graphic designer, serving a broad spectrum of clients as diverse as Saks Fifth Avenue, Harley-Davidson, the Atlantic Monthly, the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, Billboard, Princeton University, the New York Jets, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Morgan Library. How to, Bierut's first career retrospective, is a landmark work in the field. Featuring more than thirty-five of his projects, it reveals his philosophy of graphic design--how to use it to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world. Specially chosen to illustrate the breadth and reach of graphic design today, each entry demonstrates Bierut's eclectic approach. In his entertaining voice, the artist walks us through each from start to finish, mixing historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for more than thirty-five years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Throughout, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world. Offering insight and inspiration for artists, designers, students, and anyone interested in how words, images, and ideas can be put together, How to provides insight to the design process of one of this century's most renowned creative minds.
Publication Date: 2015
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.