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Graphic design: Web resources
On the shelves
Graphic design links
Canva is a graphic-design tool website. Articles on design.
COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create
and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful
Art and design inspiration
Design Shack showcases inspiring examples of design, alongside resources and articles that teach you how to succeed in the same way.
Desktop - the culture of design
News,features, blogs, jobs, lifestyle, project, events, directory, folio, magazine
Free vectors, photos and psd downloads
History of graphic design
This site was first put on the web in 1999 as a quick outline of lectures by Nancy Stock-Allen for her graphic design students.
Free psd and jpg graphics. Photoshop backgrounds, textures and icons with tutorials and templates
Re:collection is an online archive of Australian graphic design, with a focus on work created between c.1960—>c.1990.
Society for Experiential Graphic Design
The SEGD is a global, multidisciplinary organization for experience designers, including graphic artists, information designers, exhibit designers and brand strategists.
Contains the world's largest online encyclopedia of Western signs and ideograms
What is graphic design?
A virtual museum of typography
Useful for various font types
Font website, free fonts for Graphic Designers with commercial-use licences.
Microsoft's Typography group researches and develops fonts and font technologies, and supports the development of TrueType and OpenType formatted fonts by independent type vendors.
Made by designers for designers
Comprehensive database of select design firms, studios, museums, organizations and resources.
Independent directory of typefaces with information about fonts from more than 600 publishers and vendors
Legislation and statistics
Australian Graphic Design Association
Represents professional designers and promotes their role in maintaining effective methods of visual communication.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts
AIGA is the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design
Design Institute of Australia
Promotes the value of design and designers to industry, business, government and the community. Includes lists of awards, resources, news and members.
International Council for Graphic Design Association
World body for professional communication design
Printing Industries Association of Australia is a national organisation for companies in the Australian printing, graphic arts, paper, packaging and paper products industry.
Australian Copyright Council
An independent non-profit organisation which provides information, advice and training about copyright in Australia.
Copyright information for graphic designers
Australian Patent and Trademark Service
Contains information and services which protect ideas and inventions.
Australian government agency responsible for administering patents, trade marks and designs
Job Outlook is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. It provides information about Australian careers, labour market trends and employment projections.
Designs Act 2003
Designs Regulations Act
ABS -Graphic designers
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