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Communication Design: Internet Resources

Select Sites

Ads of the World - Ads of the World is the world's largest advertising archive and community. The front page features fresh creative tv, print, outdoor, online, dm and ambient advertisements from around the world updated at least twice daily.

AIGA: Graphic Design Theory - AIGA has a great article on the theory of graphic design, which is an essential read for anyone trying to delve into the concepts behind the practical aspects of graphic design.

Core 77 - A general design webpage, Core 77 helps designers build their skills in multiple areas. This page is a guide for graphic designers with tools to help them hone their eye for typography.

Dieline - This site focuses exclusively on packaging design, campaigns, and trends, featuring editorials, projects, and design competitions.

Graphic Design History - This series of essays was put together by professor Nancy Stock-Allen, who wanted to approach the subject by topic rather than as a timeline.

Munsell Color Blog - In the spirit of Munsell’s passion for making sense of color, the Munsell color blog was created to continue Munsell’s legacy of color expression in art, industry, and education.

The One Club - This American non-profit organization recognizes and promotes excellence in advertising. The One Club produces four annual award competitions: One Show, One Show Design, One Show Interactive, and One Show Entertainment.

Consider the Source

The internet provides open access to a tremendous amount of information, including peer reviewed, scholarly material.  However, be mindful of your sources. Consider the following:

Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view?

Purpose - Why was the source created? 

Publication & Format - Where was it published? 

Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? 

Date of Publication - When was it written? 

Documentation - Did they cite their sources? 

Information from University of California Berkeley Library's "Evaluating Resources" guide.


Cover for Frank Sinatra's Tone Poems of Color by Saul Bass, 1956

College for Creative Studies website