Graphic Design Sites

Digital Image Databases from Associations, Museums & Special Collections

Contents of most digital image collections created by institutions, universities, archives & organizations will not be found with a web search engine search.  To find collections use keywords such as: image database, online images, digital library, digital archives, digital collection, images, & photographs.

 

AdAcess

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/

Images of advertisements printed in US & Canadian newspapers between 1911 & 1955


AIGA Design Archives

http://designarchives.aiga.org/


Designmuseum

http://www.designmuseum.org/design

 

The Eisner American Museum of Advertising & Graphic Design

http://www.eisnermuseum.org/

 

Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography

http://www.cooper.edu/art/lubalin/

 

Library of Congress American Memory

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html

Broadsides, posters & pamphlets from the 16th to 19th century from 90 collections

 

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html

 

NYPL Digital Gallery

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm

Printing & graphics; Advertising, book binding, dust jackets, friendship books, menus, post cards, posters, trade and greeting cards.

 

Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

http://ndm.si.edu/

 

Visual Arts Data Service

http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/search.html

http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/collections/index.html

 


Posters

Carnegie Mellon University Swiss Poster Collection

http://swissposters.library.cmu.edu/Swiss/

Danish Poster Museum

http://www.plakatmuseum.dk/


Posters American Style – Smithsonian American Art Museum

http://americanart.si.edu/collections/exhibits/posters/mainmenu.html


Transnational Poster Art: Former East Germany (GDR) and Latin America 1970-1989

Stanford University

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/german/exhibit/GDRposters/project.html

 

Center for the Study of Political Graphics

http://www.politicalgraphics.org/home.html



Associations

American Center for Design – ac4d

http://www.ac4d.org/

 

AIGA – American Institute of Graphic Arts

http://www.aiga.org/

 

Color Marketing Group – CMG

http://www.colormarketing.org/

 

Design Exchange

http://www.dx.org/dxflash.html


Design Management Institute

http://www.dmi.org/dmi/html/index.htm

 

European Design Centre

http://www.edc.nl/

 

Graphic Artists Guild

http://www.gag.org/

 

Organization of Black Designers

http://www.core77.com/OBD/welcome.html

 

SEGD – Society for Environmental Graphic Design

http://www.segd.org/

 

Society of Graphic Designers of Canada

http://www.gdc.net/

 


Other Resources

Design Writing Research

http://designwritingresearch.org/

 

Graphic Competitions - Worldwide Graphic Competitions Directory

http://www.graphiccompetitions.com/

 

Intute: Arts & Humanities - Design

http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/

 

 

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