Web resources for Graphic Design

 

AIGA (Professional association for designers in America)

This site has useful resources including essays, video interviews with key designers and design companies, archives etc. The Inspiration section is particularly useful.

http://www.aiga.org

 

Design Observer

Design and culture blog written by key figures in the design world.

http://designobserver.com

 

Typotheque

Typotheque is both a graphic design studio and a type foundry publishing and distributing original Latin and non-Latin fonts. This site includes critical writing on typography, republished articles and unpublished material from presentations, lectures and interviews. It includes articles in a range of languages.

https://www.typotheque.com

 

Web resources for Visual Communication

 

AIGA (Professional Association for Designers in America)

AIGA is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. This site has useful resources including essays, video interviews with key designers and design companies, archives etc. The Inspiration section is particularly useful.

http://www.aiga.org

 

Arts Thread

ARTS THREAD is the world’s only creative graduate website. It bridges the gap between education and the creative industry. For the first time ever, design students, graduates, universities, schools and the creative industry can network worldwide.

http://www.artsthread.com

 

Amelia’s Magazine

Exclusive articles on the best underground creative projects in the worlds of art, fashion, music, illustration, photography, craft and design.

http://www.ameliasmagazine.com

 

Association of Illustrators

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is a not-for-profit trade organisation promoting contemporary illustration and maintaining industry standards.

http://www.theaoi.com

 

Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung

The Bauhaus-Archiv was founded in 1960 as a private society. The aim was and is ‘to collect and present all documents relating to the activities and cultural and intellectual heritage of the Bauhaus’. This includes photographs, books, designs, models and artistic works, as well as the organization of exhibitions and accompanying programmes.

http://www.bauhaus.de/en/

 

British Cartoon Archive

The British Cartoon Archive, previously known as the Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature, was established in 1973, as a research centre and picture library, based upon a unique archive of over 140,000 pieces of cartoon artwork supported by a reference library of newspaper cuttings, books, catalogues and magazines. It includes collections such as The Carl Giles Digital Archive.

https://www.cartoons.ac.uk and https://archive.cartoons.ac.uk

 

Creative Future

Creative Future aims to inspire aspiration and artistic excellence amongst marginalised artists and writers. To increase their confidence, enabling them to re-engage in the community by offering publishing and exhibiting opportunities to ‘get their work out there'; challenging their own and other people’s perception of their potential.

http://www.creativefuture.org.uk

 

Creative Review

Creative Review aims to produce thought-provoking content covering graphic design, advertising, digital media, illustration, photography, typography and essentially, any other form of visual communication.

http://www.creativereview.co.uk

 

Creative Choices

The Mission of Creative & Cultural Skills and the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural is to give young people opportunities to work and learn in the creative industries, ensure that employers benefit from a skilled generation of talent and help the creative industries continue on a course of economic growth.

http://ccskills.org.uk/careers

 

Creative Contexts

The Creative Contexts website hosts short videos exploring work placements in the media creative industries, and foregrounds student stories and questions.

http://www.creativecontexts.org

 

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills is the government department tasked with developing economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow businesses.

http://www.bis.gov.uk

 

Design Museum London

The world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.

http://designmuseum.org

 

Design Observer

Design and culture blog written by key figures in the design world.

http://designobserver.com

 

Illustration

Illustration Ltd. represents some of the world's finest illustrators. Browse by illustrator, animator or style to find the right artist.

http://illustrationweb.blogspot.co.uk

 

Image & Narrative 

Image [&] Narrative is a peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and word and image studies in the broadest sense of the term. It does not focus on a narrowly defined corpus or theoretical framework, but questions the mutual shaping of literary and visual cultures.

http://www.imageandnarrative.be/index.php/imagenarrative/index

 

International Times Archive

Politics, art, counterculture, free love, cartoons. The full IT Archive from the people who wrote IT.

http://www.internationaltimes.it/archive/index.php

 

Museum of the Image

The Museum of the Image (MOTI) in Breda is the museum for visual culture. Nowadays, we live in a world where we are overwhelmed by all sorts of images. MOTI therefore asks itself the question: what do we do with images & what do images do to you?

http://www.motimuseum.nl/

 

Oz Magazine

The archives of the Oz magazine, published between 1963 and 1973, have been made available by the University of Wollongong for the purposes of research and study.

http://ro.uow.edu.au/ozsydney AND http://ro.uow.edu.au/ozlondon

 

Typotheque

Typotheque is both a graphic design studio and a type foundry publishing and distributing original Latin and non-Latin fonts. This site includes critical writing on typography, republished articles and unpublished material from presentations, lectures and interviews. It includes articles in a range of languages.

https://www.typotheque.com

 

Victoria & Albert Museum

Spanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world.

http://www.vam.ac.uk