Useful Links

From blogs to archives, initiatives and programs here is a regularly curated listing of our favourite links.

Blogs, lists, online forums for designers

These designer blogs, forums and resource sites were recommended by members and subscribers to the GDC Listserv. Click on the link to open the site in a new window.

A List Apart: for people who make websites
ATypI France blog

Colour & Design Blog
Corporate Design Foundation: great info for wayfinding signage distance viewing guidelines
Creative Latitude

David C. Baker's ReCourses
Design Observer  
Domtar's Designer Corner

Etapes: French design magazine

Flicker: designer books group

Graphis online training and tips

Newseum: the interactive museum of news with front pages of newspapers from around the world.

SDGQ's Oeil pour oeil
Speak Up
Studica: good source for Pantone books

The Graphic Student: where design students talk
Thomas Phinney's "Typblography"
Typographica: a journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design

Typophile's great list of type-related blogs

Typophiles: a not-for-profit educational association that encourages the appreciation and production of fine typography and bookmaking.
Type Club: List of type foundries

101 Essential Freelancing Resources


Online Design Resources

Excellent site with mega-resources for logo design/typography:

Icograda International Council of Graphic Design Associations

Design Media Network  is a single online source/list for design publications and media worldwide. Search for design publications by topic or by geographic locale, and the posted links lead to a wealth of online and downloadable resources.

Devil's Artisan  Check back issues for articles on Canadian design pioneers.

The GDC Journal

Design Council

Sam Carter's online design history course

Canadian Advertising Club The best in Canadian and international TV ads.

The Design Encyclopedia "A growing, collaborative resource that describes, tracks and explains culture, commerce, politics, media, sports, brands – everything possible, really – through design."

aTypl  Association dedicated to type and typography.

The Society of Typographic Aficionados

Graphic Artists Guild

Typeright promotes typefaces as creative works and advocates their legal protection as intellectual property.


Design archive sites

AIGA Design Archives
Bauhaus Archive
Canadian Design Resource
Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
Design Museum
Icograda Resources
NAGO - The Dutch Design Archive
Rene Wanner's Poster Page

RIT Design Archive Online
The Arts and Humanities Data Service
The Graphic Design Archives at RIT
University of Brighton Design Archives


Great Web Design Resources — Are the books that were started by the guys from Happy Cog and A List Apart. — Is the podcast they should all be listening to if they want to know who to look up to, and who to learn from. It's all good design advice and an amazing resource for developing designers. Hosted by web design god Jeffery Zeldman. is a good reference site for HTML, CSS, Javascript and more.

Here's the MDN CSS reference, complete with info on non-Mozilla browsers:

Design and publishing of ebooks:


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