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Subject Guide for Students in the Graphic Design Program.

Welcome to the Graphic Design Subject Guide

This Graphic Design Subject Guide will help you connect to many resources involving with and relating to graphic design. While graphic design in the past was limited to print, now it is a multi-dimensional field that includes motion and interactivity. Students, or designers, will need to have the skills to produce graphics for a wide variety of media types, including digital publications and 2-D and 3-D motion graphics in any industry.

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What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography, and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used synonymously.

Graphic Design Online Resources

The internet can be a wild place, but there are lots of freely-available gems that are useful to Graphic Design research. Here are some hand-selected, librarian-approved websites.

LOC Call Numbers

To help locate books in a particular subject, the following LOC sections in the Library are as follows: 

  N Visual Arts

NC Drawing. Design. Illustration 

ND Painting 

NE Print Media

NK Decorative Arts

PN Motion Pictures

TR Animated Motion Pictures. Editing of Motion Pictures. 

Books on Graphic Design

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