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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:


  • Book Cover Archive features page of book covers for the "appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design."  It also includes lines to individual designers' professional websites. 
  • Design, Technology, & Graphics "provides guest interviews, seasonal design templates and general information on the business of graphic arts, photography, publishing, and printing."
  • Design Observer is an "international site for design professionals, faculty, and students provides critical writings by well-known writers."
  • House Industries: Design and Fonts "is a design studio that makes fonts, creates products, takes commissions, and welcomes collaborations. The House Industries approach is rooted in drawing, painting, and lettering." 
  • IdeaBook provides information and examples of illustration, logos, print design, print design, and more. 

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