GRAPHIC DESIGN

What is Graphic Design?

General Resources

  1. 50 Design Blogs

  2. AIGA - Professional Assoc.

  3. AIGA - Inspire collections

  4. Behance - creative network

  5. Canada’s GD Association

  6. Command X - Reality Show

  7. Cube Design Studio

  8. Design Variety, Anna

  9. Flash Web site, Christian S.

  10. Fung Wee, graphics guy

  11. History of icons/symbols

  12. How to be a Designer, Book

  13. Info / Data Graphics I

  14. Info/ Data Graphics II

  15. Info/ Data Graphics III

  16. Infographics by Namesake

  17. Graffiti (using lights)

  18. Logos / Brand Identity

  19. Logos A-Z downloadable

  20. Pattern/Installation Art

  21. Patterns & Vector Art

  22. Posters (Digital)

  23. Posters (Movie Gigs)

  24. Posters (Printmaking)

  25. Ryan Molloy Resources

  26. Takashi Murakami
      (graphic anime paintings)

  27. Vector Art (Skateboards)

  28. Vector Library

  29. Vector Logos site

  30. Veer (Photo,Illust,Type)

  31. Vintage Graphics

Graphic Designers

  1. America’s 50 most
       influential designers

  2. Alan Fletcher

  3. Alexey Brodovitch

  4. Abram Games

  5. Barbara Kruger

  6. Charles S. Anderson

  7. Charles Wilkin - collages

  8. Chip Kidd

  9. David Carson (Ray Gun)

  10. Derek Birdsall

  11. Elliot Earls - Cranbrook

  12. Herbert Bayer

  13. Herbert Matter - photo

  14. Jonathan Barnbrook

  15. Milton Glaser

  16. Paul Rand

  17. Paula Scher

  18. Phyllis Pearsall, map design

  19. Saul Bass

Stock Photos free/cheap

  1. Clip Art by DK

  2. Dept. of Defense photos

  3. Flickr

  4. FontPlay free images

  5. Fotolia (low-cost)

  6. Image After

  7. Mayang (20 free/day)

  8. Morgue File

  9. NASA, Dryden Gallery

  10. Photoshop texture brushes

  11. Pixel Perfect Digital

  12. Stock images & buttons

  13. Stock Vault

  14. Stock.xchng

  15. Texture backgrounds

  16. Texture Gallery downloads

  17. VectorStock, free & paid

  18. Wikipedia Commons

 

SEE / HEAR / READ


Blogs

  1. 50 Creative Blogs

  2. 99% - failure article

  3. Art/Artists Blog

  4. Book Blog

  5. Design Blog

  6. Design Observer

  7. Fast Company - Design!

  8. Graphics Blog

  9. MFA is the new MBA

  10. Pixel Gawker (Detroit)

  11. Deviant Art Community

  12. RISD Design Blog

  13. Typography Blog

  14. Under Consideration

  15. Visual Culture Blog

Books (Online & off)

  1. Air Guitar by Dave Hickey

  2. Chromophobia by
       David Batchelor

  3. The Biology of Seeing
       by Margaret Livingstone

  4. Google Books on Design

  5. Top Design Resources

Magazines

  1. Adbusters

  2. Applied Arts

  3. Art Calendar (Business)

  4. Art Forum

  5. Art In America

  6. Communication Arts

  7. Computer Arts

  8. Design Mind

  9. Good Magazine

  10. ID Magazine

  11. Metropolis Magazine

  12. Modern Painters

  13. Print Magazine

Movies (art & artists)

  1. Art School Confidential

  2. Designers’ Videos - 99%

  3. Helvetica (2008)

  4. The Shape of Things (2003)

  5. The Universe of

  Keith Haring (2007)

  1. The Visual Language of
       Herbert Matter

  2. Pollock (2000)

  3. Typeface Movie

  4. Artists and Models (1955)

  5. Powers of Ten (1968)

  Charles & Ray Eames

  1. Future By Design (2006)

   Jacque Fresco

  1. Georgia O’Keeffe (2009)

Art TV Series / Videos

  1. 30 second MBA - innovate

  2. Art 21: Art in the
      Twenty-First Century

  3. Artists of the 20th Century

  4. Craft In America

  5. Independent Lens - design

  6. Lectures from School of
       Visual Arts, NY

Audio & Video Podcasts

  1. 15 GD Podcasts to hear

  2. 20 A&V sites to see & hear

  3. Design Museum Podcasts

  4. Design Observer Podcasts

  5. Letterpress type podcasts

  6. Photoshop & Illustrator
      (Kelby training tips)

  7. Web & Developing podcasts

Webinars/Conferences

  1. AIGA Webinars on design

 

LIFE AFTER SCHOOL

Work & Preparation

  1. AIGA form agreement for
       design services

  2. Art Fair Circuits

  3. Art Submission Process

  4. Art Workshops

  5. Breaking Student/Teacher
       perceptions

  6. College Art Association

  7. Continued learning
       about everything!

  8. Copyright & licensing rules

  9. Post grad life/job blog -
       “New Grad Life”

  10. Juried Art Services

  11. Sell Crafts Online

  12. Writing an abstract

  13. Writing a CV

  14. Writing a resume

Available Design Jobs

  1. ADC - Design Jobs

  2. AIGA Opportunities

  3. Creative Hot List Jobs

  4. Simply Hired - Design Jobs

  5. TCG - Job Placement

  6. U of M Opportunities

Competitions

  1. ADC Young Guns

  2. Graphic Competitions

  3. Design Boom

  4. Graphic Short Story

  5. Logo Design Spec Freelance

  6. Logo contests - Logo Arena

  7. Threadless - T-shirt designs

  8. Type Directors Club

Grants / Scholarships

  1. Fulbright Scholarships

  2. Historical Grants

  3. MSU Art Grants

  4. State (of MI) Grants

Job & Portfolio Sites

  1. Coroflot - design job site

  2. Behance - creative network

  3. Dribbble - portfolio sharing

  4. Forrst - Design community

  5. You the Designer

Local Art (Detroit MI)

  1. 555 Gallery

  2. DIA - Institute of Arts

Must-See Shows

  1. Documenta 12 - Germany

  2. LA County Museum of Art

  3. Saachi Gallery - London

  4. Venice Biennale

  5. Whitney Biennale

Tutorials: Photoshop, Illustrator / InDesign

  1. Adobe Video Workshop

  2. Cartoonish Styles

  3. CS Tutorials (various)

  4. Illustrator Tutorials

  5. Illustrator & Vector Help

  6. InDesign - letterhead tut.

  7. Indd/Ill/Psd & more tuts.

  8. Photoshop Tutorials I

  9. Photoshop Tutorials II

  10. Photoshop Tutorials III

  11. Paid Tutorials Lynda.com

  12. Record web Tutorials!

  13. Various Free Tutorials

Tutorials: Web Design &
Adobe Dreamweaver

  1. Basic Web Tutorials

  2. Coding after 101-111

  3. Learn web on Markus’ web

 

Graphic design is the communication framework through which (these) messages about what the world is now and what we should aspire to... The designer has an enormous responsibility. Those are the people putting their why’s into our heads.

- Rick Poy  


MOTION/SOUND/WEB

Motion Resources

  1. 50 Top Flash Web Sites

  2. Animal Motions, Muybridge

  3. Corporate Web Designs

  4. MK12 (Animation Studio)

  5. YouTube (Movie Sharing)

  6. Vimeo (Video Sharing)

  7. Webpage design Help

Sound Effect Wav/Mp3

  1. Flash Kit

  2. Low Quality Sounds

  3. PacDV

  4. Sound Jay

  5. Sound Snap

Title Sequences

  1. Catch Me If You Can

  2. Juno - Making of Titles

  3. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

  4. Lemony Snicket

  5. Mad Men

  6. Stranger Than Fiction

Various Animations

  1. 3d Animations, Studio AKA

  2. 58 amazing stop-motions

  3. Animated Text

  4. Dog-Gone Funny Screen

  5. For All Seasons

  (Programming Text)

  1. Guillaume Blanchet

  (Amazing Stop-Motion)

  1. Lego Stop-Motion

  2. Think outside of the box

Web Colors

  1. Colorblind test

  2. Pantone Color Site

  3. Web Color Picker

  4. What it’s like to be
       colorblind movie

  5. Themed Color Pallets

  6. Hex color option Pallets

Web Developing Help

  1. Web Tutorials

  2. W3C: Web Coding Help

  3. Compression Software

  4. Resize mobile preview

Web Font Kits

  1. Font Squirrel

  2. Google free web fonts

  3. @font-face download info.

Web Hosting Sites

  1. Go Daddy

  2. Media Temple

  3. Top 10 host site listing

Web Site Authoring

  1. Cushy Web Design Sites

  2. Custom Word Press Sites

  3. Drupal CMS

  4. Joomla! CMS mac (or PC)

  5. PageLime Simple Edits

Web Inspiration!

  1. One page Love

Web Marketing

  1. MailChimp E-Newsletters

  2. Video/mobile converters

Web Templates (CSS)

  1. Free CSS templates

Web Typography

  1. Coda - MAC CSS editor

  2. Typekit - unique CSS fonts

  3. Web font specimens

  4. Typo. & web safe fonts

Web Resources

  1. Fluid vs. fixed web design

  2. Fluid/fixed/elastic choices

 

Kris’ Resources

This page features a series of graphic design and art references that I have gathered.

Feel free to use these as a source of inspiration or to assist with projects or research.

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