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Graphic Design

a guide for courses that include or focus on graphic design

Getting Started

Not sure where to start?  

To find resources for your topic, consider using the following search terms as starting places:


Design is History features examples and information about past, current, and future design trends, styles, and designers.

Encyclopedia Britannica offers an entry specific to graphic design and its history, which includes background information and examples of graphic design from the 16th-20th centuries.  

From vintage to modern: The future, present, and history of graphic design

A Short Introduction to Graphic Design contains extensive information covering topics such as typography, the history of symbols, advertising, the digital revolution, and more. 

To find scholarly articles on your topic, consider visiting the following databases: