Recent links to web resources for graphics teachers.
Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2006) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Helvetica is currently screening at film festivals, museums, design conferences, and cinemas worldwide, and is now available on DVD.
Open Source Web Design offers thousands of web page templates free-of-charge as well as designers and coders comments about building effective pages.
AIGA Mentoring Guidebooks developed by the American Institue of Graphic Arts mentoring task force and Worldstudio, the mentoring guides are resource tools for individuals and organizations interested in mentoring—and creating mentoring programs—with an emphasis on the visual arts. The guides, which have been designed to engage, excite and educate AIGA chapters, designers, students and teachers, contain success stories, case studies and valuable reference materials.
Eyetracking Study by the Poynter Institute, the Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media, and Eyetools Inc. took 46 Internet users and looked through their eyes -- utilizing sophisticated and non-intrusive "eyetracking" equipment -- as they each spent an hour reading news websites and multimedia news content. The results are important for anyone creating graphic design.
COLOURlovers monitors and influences color trends. COLOURlovers gives the people who use color - whether for ad campaigns, product design, or in architectural specification - a place to check out a world of color, compare color palettes, submit
news and comments, and read color related articles and interviews.
PIA/GATF: See GAIN, the portal to the graphic arts industry
IPA: Association of graphic solutions providers
IPMA: Association for in-house corporate publishing, printing and distribution professionals
NAPL: Excellence in Graphic Communications Management
Xplor: The electronic document systems association
PRIMIR: Printing Industry Statistics, Trends and Forecasts
PSDA: Print Services & Distribution Association - Association of print distributors, brokers and printers
All Graphic Design Portal is a graphic design education directory with resources and articles for graphic designers and web designers including a design forum, blog, and resources directory.
Edutopia by the George Lucas Foundation publishes detailed articles, in-depth case studies, research summaries, short documentary segments and expert interviews on innovation and technology in K-12 education.
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