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Graphic Design: Resource Guide: Home

Created to help you quickly locate resources related to Graphic Design

What is Graphic Design? by Juliette Cezzar

Graphic design, also known as communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. The form of the communication can be physical or virtual, and may include images, words, or graphic forms. The experience can take place in an instant or over a long period of time. The work can happen at any scale, from the design of a single postage stamp to a national postal signage system, or from a company’s digital avatar to the sprawling and interlinked digital and physical content of an international newspaper. It can also be for any purpose, whether commercial, educational, cultural, or political.

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Browse books on the lower level of Evansdale Library in the following classifications:

N Visual Arts
NA Architecture

NB Sculpture

NC Drawing, Design, & Illustration
NC845 - N915 Graphic Art Materials
NC950 - N996 Illustration
NC997 - NC1003 Commercial Art & Advertising
NC1800 - NC1850 Posters
NC1860 - NC1896 Greeting Cards, Book Jackets, Etc.
ND Painting
NE Print Media
NE1 - NE978 Printmaking & Engraving
NE1000 - NE1352 Wood Engraving
NE2250 - NE2570 Lithography
NK Decorative Arts
NK1160 - NK1590 Decoration & Ornament, Design
NK3375 - NK3496 Wallpapers
NK8800 - NK9505 Textiles
NX Arts in General
P Linguistics
P99 Signs & Symbols
TR Photography
TS Manufactures
TS195 - TS198 Packaging
TT Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
Z Library Science
Z116 - Z265 Book Design & Printing, Typography

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Beth Royall
Evansdale Library 109
Subjects: Art, Music, Theater


This guide was created by Visiting Librarian Chanelle Pickens and is modeled on the excellent Graphic Design research guides created by:

Drexel University Libraries
The New School Libraries & Archives
Oregon State University Libraries &
University of South Dakota Libraries