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ARTD 2015: Principles of Graphic Design: Resources for graphic design


Browse for books

Browse in these call number areas for books on different topics:

HD - Corporate identity

NC 997-1003 - Commercial art, advertising art

NC 1800-1850 - Poster design

NC 1860-1896 - Cards, book & CD jackets

T 223-305 - Logos and trademarks

TS 195-198.8 - Packaging

Z 242.9-265.5 - Printing and production, typography

Your Librarian

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Laura Sheets

Primary source inspirations

These journals and websites contain great examples from design history.

Journal archives

The Library still has a few journals and magazines for which we have kept historical issues.

  • Life (1917-19, 1936-72 and 1983-93)
  • Scientific American (1864, 1866, 1895-1988, 1997-2018)
  • Time (1924-78, 1981-present)

You can find these in print on the first floor of Jerome Library.

The Library also has several online journal and magazine archives.

Online archives

At the Jerome Library Online


The following journals are some of the most respected covering graphic design.

Communication Arts

Communication Arts

Features articles on graphic design firms, advertising agencies and illustrated studies of outstanding people in the field. In print, 1996-present.

Design Issues

Design Issues

Presents a scholarly forum for the history, theory, and criticism of design. Design Issues is online in JSTOR from 1984-2012; Design Issues is online in EBSCO from 1997-1 year ago.

Journal of Visual Culture

Journal of Visual Culture

Promotes research, scholarship, and critical engagement with visual cultures. The Journal of Visual Culture is online, 2002-present. 



Informs and enlighten the graphic design profession with in-depth reporting and critical commentary on the emergent issues, trends, and ideas affecting global visual communications. In print 2004-present; we have Print online 1995-present.

Visible Language

Visible Language

In print 2007-present; Visible Language is full text online 2000-present.