online resources


design portals/blogs

designerslist

designfeast

designobserver

designaddict

designgeek

designpirates



design inspiration

AIGA Design Archive

Art and Culture  (an unbelievable resource)

Art Directors Club

Cooper Union design resource center

Creative Review Blog

Designboom.com

designflavr.com

Eye Magazine

International Journal of Design

thinkingforaliving.org

Visual Dictionary

underconsideration


design history

designishistory


design theory

golden-ratio-typography

applying-mathematics-to-web-design/


typography/fonts

friendsoftype.com

Ampersand

29-principles-for-making-great-font-combinations

fundamentals

google font api

ilovetypography.com

letterheadfonts.com

Lorem Ipsum (dummy type/greeking)

parachute fonts

typetester for web fonts

typographic.com/

Typographica

TypeCulture

type.co.uk/

will-harris.com/

http://webtypography.net/

book arts

centerforbookarts.org


color:

History of Color Systems

pantone color systems


formats:

iphone/ipad format dimensions


freebies:

lostandtaken.com

bittbox.com

dafont.com


archives:

animation archive

Archive of Magazine First Issues

Book Cover Archive

Cover Browser (books, comics, magazines)

designhistory.org/index.html

Grain Edit (archives of retro design)

Knockoff Project  (parodies, spoofs)

Saul Bass Archive


illustration:

illustration/cartooning blog 

Society of Illustrators


printing & technical stuff:

30 pdf’s every designer should download

printing vocabulary

photoshop cafe

prepress:

Checklist

            Pocketpal:1.800.854.3212            Process color guide: agfa… 1.800.395.7007

postal regulations:

pe.usps.gov

copyright

paper:

            Japanese paper

paper Mills:

mohawkpaper.com

smartpapers.com

wausaupapers.com

foxriverpaper.com

thepapermillstore.com


business law:

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS): search for registered trademarks  http://tess2.uspto.gov/


Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB): used when an application to register a trademark is opposed

http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/process/appeal/


stock photography sites:

istockphoto.com

dreamstime.com

crestock.com

photocase.com

jupiterimages.com/

gettyimages.com

corbis.com

hemera.com

thinkstockphotos.com

veer.com


some FREE photo & texture sites (royalty-free):

sxc.hu 

public-domain-photos.com

alamy.com

textureking.com

            flickr.com/commons



communication/marketing/design specialities:

Advertising Education Foundation

American Marketing Association

History of Communications

information design blog

information graphics: Edward Tufte

Society for New Communications Research


usability:

http://www.designingforhumans.com


mac info:

macworld.com

macintouch.com

track software versions:

versiontracker.com

softwatcher.com

tricks & tips:

adobe.com

humor:

macaddict.com



studios:

Rule29

Thirst

Coudal Partners

Pentagram


architecture/industrial design:

Dwell

Core77 (industrial design magazine)


moving image (film/animation):

Museum of the Moving Image


movies:

Helveticaa feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Objectifieda feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

favorite book resources


Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students  
by Ellen Lupton
Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips
The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
A Smile in the Mind by Beryl McAlhone
Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer by Debbie Millman
Meggs' History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs and Alston W. Purvis
Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design by Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez Palacio
Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design by R. Roger Remington and Barbara J. Hodik








Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. Tufte
Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines  by Graphic Artists Guild









Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts...

Design Thinking: Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience, and Brand Value by Thomas Lockwood
Emotional Branding: The New Paradigm for Connecting Brands to People, Updated and Revised Edition by Marc Gobé
The Brand Gap: Expanded Edition by Marty Neumeier
The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness (P.S.)






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