A Peter Saville Review
A review and gallery of England's Factory Records art director. Includes Saville's work for Joy Division and New Order.
A Website about Corporate Identity
View a catalogue, bibliography and resource list for examples of corporate graphic design. Includes identity guidelines, agencies, and recommended texts.
AIGA Resource Archives
View a list of design history archives and resources from the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Includes contact info for collections housed in libraries of schools and museums.
Aleksandr Rodchenko MoMA Exhibition
The Museum of Modern Art, New York presents the history and work of Aleksandr Rodchenko (1891-1956), one of the leading Russian artists in the period following the Revolution of October 1917.
American Sign Museum
Learn about the history of the sign industry and its contribution to commerce and the American landscape. Read museum news, view online exhibits, and research biographies, related events, book reviews, and sites. Includes topical forum.
Visit the page of this pioneering designer who helped introduce the computer vernacular to graphic design through experimental mergers of type and image. Find a link to her projects.
View a collection of Cuban domestic, cultural, Che, film, and anti-imperialist posters produced since the 1960s. Read interview articles, browse a reading list, and buy prints and postcards.
Design Archive Online
Review twentieth century magazine design and photography with biographical profiles of designers. A project of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the image archives have limited access.
Design History Discussion List
Text-based forum for design issues, local information, and reviews by the Design History Society in the UK. Limited graphic design content.
Docs Populi - Documents for the Public
See the oppositional artwork of Lincoln Cushing, a graphic artist involved in public access to images of peace and justice. Includes links to Cuban poster art and the Inkworks Press archives.
Dr. Leslie and the Composing Room
Research the 1934 - 1942 biography of Dr. Leslie of New York City, including the Composing Room, PM and AD magazine archives, the A-D gallery, and video interviews.
Follow the Sun: Australian Travel Posters 1930s -
View a colorful exhibit of 1930s - 1950s lithographs from the National Library of Australia. Browse images by destination, symbol, style, or artist.
Graphic Design from the 1920s and 1930s in Travel
View an international collection of historic travel brochures, airline time-tables, ocean liner time-tables, auto road maps, luggage labels, advertising, and graphic design publications from the 1920s and 1930s.
A review of the Swiss designer and his grid systems that are the foundation for modern corporate and public graphic design. Includes book and signage samples.
Milton Glaser, Inc.
Learn about the firm and its interdisciplinary, internationally known designer who co-founded Pushpin Studios, New York Magazine, and the WBMG publication design firm. See posters, illustration, and other projects.
Monuments of the Future: Designs by El Lissitzky
Explore the Getty Research Institute site devoted to this modernist Russian typographer, book designer, and architect. Includes chronology, images, and links to related resources.
Parkland College - GDS 131 Graphic Design History
Review an online course given by Parkland College's Fine & Applied Arts Department in Champaign, Illinois. Survey 12 major graphic styles since 1890. Includes timeline and links to influential designers.
Paul Rand: Graphic Designer
Read an interview of this past influential designer on the subjects of graphic design critique, design philosophy and design education.
Posters American Style
View major posters from the last century. Learn about their design, printing and historical impact on culture. Includes audio. Collection by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?
Profile of book which is a compilation of Volkswagen's press, radio and television campaigns, with information on how to purchase it.
Salon Magazine: Tibor Kalman
Read the obituary of this innovative designer, best known for the work he created with his New York design firm, M&Co, and his brief editorship of Colors magazine.
The Art of Persuasion: American Graphic Design Com
Read a critical analysis of the history of American advertising and graphic design during the early 20th century. View samples.
Learn about the Post World War I German school that influenced design and typography through the ideal of art and technology integration.
The History of PostScript
Learn the story of modern PostScript technology and its impact on the publishing industry.
The History of the CND Logo/Peace Symbol
Read an essay about the logo of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, or peace symbol, designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom.
The Italian Futurist Book
View an exhibition showcasing Futurism's innovative uses of typography and graphic design, from the years 1909-1944.
The Media History Project
A timeline, graphics, and short articles guide you through the history of mediated communication.
The New Zealand Graphic Design Archive
Research projects, interviews, and an image database about New Zealand design from the School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology.
The Swiss Poster Collection
See more than 300 posters from 1971 to the present by designers such as J. Müller-Brockmann and Wolfgang Weingart. Maintained by Carnegie Mellon University.
Timeline for Graphic Design History
View a timeline of significant events from the start of the Industrial Revolution in the 1820's to the use of web browsers in the 1990's.
University of Florida Rare Book Collection
Examine labeled specimens of typography and book design from the 15th - 20th centuries.