Graphic design

Graphic art, graphic design, illustrators, history, 3D animation, blogs and magazines; a list of websites

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About Graphic Design
Tips on becoming a better graphic designer.

Adobe Tutorials
Pegasus Web Design Resources features free web design, graphic design and Adobe PhotoShop tutorials written by Daniel Piechnick, a professional web designer based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Advertising history; history of advertising graphics *

Samples of advertising graphics from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Early American advertising, an archive of images from Duke University

AIGA Journal of Graphic Design
AIGA, the professional association for communication design, is committed to furthering excellence in communication design as a broadly-defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. (U.S.)

Albertina Museum, Vienna. 
Graphic arts museum and gallery.

Album covers *

Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Album Covers. Discogs

Best Album Covers, Greatest of All Time. Billboard

Hard Format
Hard Format celebrates brilliant music-related design.

 

All Graphic Design
Graphic design tutorials, tips and software.

American paper-making *

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Magazines, competitions.

American Printing History Association
Encouraging the study of printing history and its related arts and skills, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing.

The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

Animation, computer animation, 3D *

See also: Film animation

Rhino 3D

3D4U
A hand-picked directory of the best resources for everything related to 3D design & 3D printing

Softimage XSI

3D Links
A meta-site for 3D animation resources.

3D Total 
The CG artists homepage, daily news with links to all the best 3d animations and site. Huge libraries and galleries with free graphic.

CGArena
CGArena.com is a leading graphics and animation portal where people come from all walks of life (enthusiasts to students to professionals) to read industry news, tutorials, makings, interviews, evaluate other people s work and exchange ideas about animation, film, composting and much more.

Antique illustrations.
Antique Maps of the World: 1520- 1898, Antique Celestial Charts & Illustrations.Art of Anatomy: 1513-1879. Antique Floral Illustrations: 1640-1894, 1640-1900. From Visual language.com.

Archives *

Albertina Museum, Vienna
Graphic arts museum and gallery.

American Printing History Association
Encouraging the study of printing history and its related arts and skills, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing.

Art and Graphic Design Resource
A directory of resources for graphic designers, including jobs, filters, fonts, actions, images, tips and tutorials, articles, and more.

Book Cover Archive
An archive of book cover design and designers.

Deviant Art.com. 
An online community for art and skin lovers. A large collection of software skins  and desktop wallpapers. DeviantART is an expansive, worldwide community of artists of every age and nationality who create works spanning every medium, every subject and level of talent and skill.

Fotosearch
Stock photography and footage, Royalty-free stick photos.

Artists/Graphic designers *

Deviant Art.com
An online community for art and skin lovers. A large collection of software skins  and desktop wallpapers. DeviantART is an expansive, worldwide community of artists of every age and nationality who create works spanning every medium, every subject and level of talent and skill.

Famous designers.
Information on famous designers, from The Design Museum, London.

3D Graphic artists web directory. 
Gallery, interviews, forum, jobs, links. From  3D Artists, Raph.com

Awards for graphic art *

American Design Awards

Graphic design awards, a directory from All Graphic Design.com.

Web Award Web Design Awards Program
The international Web Award Competition, the premier web site award program.

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Bass, Saul

Saul Bass Poster Archive

Saul Bass Wikipedia entry.

Beardsley, Aubrey

Beardsley, Aubrey
Art museums displaying works by Aubrey Beardsley.

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley
A Fin de Siecle Critique of Victorian Society by Erin Smith.

The Aubrey Vincent Beardsley Collection

Blogs and journals *

See: Graphic design blogs, journals and magazines; a list of websites.

Book covers *

Book Cover Archive
An archive of book cover design and designers.

Canva
Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so on.

50 Watts
Book covers, jackets, and illustrations, curated by Will Schofield.

Botanical illustrations *

Botanical illustrations.
Catalogue of  The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History

Famous botanical artists – Botanical Art & Artists

A celebration of botanical art throughout history, in pictures

Branding *

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, London

The Brand Channel
Branding articles, books, jobs and news.

Rankings, 2017 – Best Global Brands. Interbrand

The World’s Most Valuable Brands List. Forbes

Brandmarker

Wikipedia entry on brands and branding.

The logo.
Wikipedia entry.

Logo designers; a list of prominent designers.
Wikipedia entries.

Coca Cola

Pepsi

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Cary Graphic Arts Collection
A library on printing history, at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.

Children’s art and children’s book illustration.

Online graphics generators *

Canva
Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: book covers, blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so on.

Clip Art *

ArtBitz Stock Illustration & Design
Royalty-free stock design elements.

Can Stock Photos
Can Stock Photos offers professional royalty free stock photography at affordable prices. The site’s database has more than one million images. Downloadable high-quality images start at $1.

Clip Art Connection
Graphics, Mac and PC fonts.

Clip Art Warehouse, U.K

Digital Vector Maps
specializes in creating Adobe Illustrator and editable PDF vector maps for use in print, web and multimedia projects.

Medieval Woodcuts Clip Art
A collection of Medieval clipart culled from various period sources, most notably woodcuts of the 15th & 16th centuries.

Communication Arts
A leading graphic design magazine.

Courses in graphic design *

Graphic Design school guide from SenseBox (U.S. and international).

Graphic Design Schools, Colleges and Degree Programs

Top Graphic Arts Design Designer Schools, Web Design Schools

Graphic Design Degrees/Interior Design Courses/Study Online (UK)
The Interactive Design Institute in partnership with Univ. of Hertfordshire offer online courses in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Illustration and Photography.

International Graphic Design Schools and Colleges
The Graphic Design School & College Directory.

Florence Design Academy in Italy.

Renderosity. 3D tutorials, models, textures, discussion, galleries.

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Design portals and resources

Discussion, blogs and forums *

See also blogs

Design Talkboard
Graphic design resources, jobs information, graphics news, talk forums, software training, computers and employment issues for designers, art directors, pre-press professionals, web developers and design students.

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El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky. Graphics by El Lissitzky.

El Lissitzky
Art museums displaying works by El Lissitzky.

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff).

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff). 
The Erte Art Deco Museum of Fashion and Theatre Designs

Poster for exhibition at the Galerie Arnot
Egon Schiele Poster for exhibition at the Galerie Arnot

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