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.



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

AIGA Design Archives



The Eisner American Museum of Advertising & Graphic Design


Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography


Library of Congress American Memory

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


Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online


NYPL Digital Gallery

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


Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum


Visual Arts Data Service



Carnegie Mellon University Swiss Poster Collection

Danish Poster Museum

Posters American Style – Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Stanford University


Center for the Study of Political Graphics


American Center for Design – ac4d


AIGA – American Institute of Graphic Arts


Color Marketing Group – CMG


Design Exchange

Design Management Institute


European Design Centre


Graphic Artists Guild


Organization of Black Designers


SEGD – Society for Environmental Graphic Design


Society of Graphic Designers of Canada


Other Resources

Design Writing Research


Graphic Competitions - Worldwide Graphic Competitions Directory


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