It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.Graphic Means, explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. (85 min.)
Books on Graphic Design
You can find books on graphic design in both the regular book section and the oversize section under the call number NC997
Books on Typography and print design can be found under the call numbers Z244-246
This PANTONE PLUS SERIES provides an accurate method for the selection, specification, communication and reproduction of PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® Colors, the international color language that is used for design, print, packaging and other industries where color communication is needed.
ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) is the premier worldwide organisation dedicated to type and typography. Founded in 1957, ATypI provides the structure for communication, information and action amongst the international type community.
Began in 1963, providing a network for global designers to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other. ICOGRADA’s database of documents is open to public viewing, including design policies, best practice guides, intellectual property information, regional statistics, and case studies.
15 examples of web safe fonts, from websitesetup.org
Graphic Design Blogs
Unique and creative samples of logo design, product development, and web graphics are displayed on these websites. Stay on top of visual trends by adding these blogs to your reading list.
Creative Bloq – This is a slick, attention-grabbing ode to traditional graphic design, web design, and 3D modeling. Creative Bloq is distributed by Future, an international media network. This blog features op-ed reviews of visual art, interviews with industry leaders, and feature articles on graphic design projects.
Swissmiss – This is the blog of Tina Roth Eisenberg, a professional graphic designer based in New York City. Her blog features unique product designs, software graphics, national design conferences, and industry developments. It is an informal collection of her favorite visual art pieces and multimedia.
You The Designer – This is a comprehensive blog dedicated to the lifestyle of being a graphic designer. Readers can skim through infographics and tutorials on software like AutoDesk, InDesign, and Photoshop. This is also a great stop for professionals and students that need to refill their well of inspiration.
I Love Typography – Fonts and typefaces are critical to graphic design. So it’s no wonder that graphic designer John Boardley has created an entire blog to pay homage to typography. He walks readers through how to identify and choose the right type for a project. Dive into typography theory with this thought-provoking blog.