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

David C. Baker's ReCourses
Design Observer 

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.
Speak Up
Studica: good source for Pantone books

The Graphic Student: where design students talk
Typographica: a journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design


Online Design Resources

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

ico-D International Council of Design

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

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
ico-D Resources
NAGO - The Dutch Design Archive
Rene Wanner's Poster Page

RIT Design Archive Online
The Arts and Humanities Data Service
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 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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