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A website dedicated to typography and its history.
Fonts in Use
An indexed archive of topography.
A free font-building tool. Allows users to keep created fonts private and use in Mac or Windows applications or share them with others.
I love typography
A website with a passion for fonts.
"TYPEFIGHT is an arena for alphabetic altercations, calligraphic contests, consonant combat, figural fisticuffs, semiotic showdowns, and 210 pt. tussles. Two men letter, one man leave."
Where else can you compare over 2200 typefaces?
We Love Typography
A collection of typography submitted by users all over the world.
A great website full of free fonts. Check out the Terms of Service page, just to be safe (http://www.1001fonts.com/tos/).
Searchable font site, with free font options.
This site loves free fonts and offers over 29,000 fonts from around the world.
From their site..."Font Squirrel is your best resource for FREE, hand-picked, high-quality, commercial-use fonts. Even if that means we send you elsewhere to get them..."
"Linotype carries on more than 125 year old heritage of great typographic history. Famous names like Linotype-Hell AG, D. Stempel AG, Haas’sche Schriftgießerei and Deberny & Peignot are the roots of Linotype. "
LinoType: Font Designers
Links to 1547 top font designers webpages.
Great website with plenty of inspirational tidbits.
Blog site run by a Chicago design, advertising and interactive studio. Chocked full of excellent info.
News, articles, and tutorials for the designer who is always learning.
"DesignTAXI and its network of websites propel a highly-influential creative ecosystem that serves million of tech-savvy tastemakers and decision-makers."
"Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about design and visual culture."
How began as a magazine and now has an amazing website full of anything related to "How"! -From design competitions to career tips.
Logo Design Love
"Logo Design Love is a website and book devoted to the design of logos and brand identities. Launched as a side project in 2008, the site’s usually updated once or twice a week. "
"Print is sophisticated. Bold. Distinguished. Experienced. Savvy. The longest-running stateside graphic design publication, it has won five National Magazine Awards—the industry’s highest honor."
German graphic design site loaded with info about coding, design, graphics, UX design and loads more.
"Welcome to our "super site" for buying paper. Here you'll find an incredible selection of papers in an array of colors, sizes, textures and fibers - right at your fingertips."
"From functional to fabulous, from everyday to every occasion. Order by the sheet, ream, or carton."
Reddi-Arts in Jacksonville
"Reddi-Arts offers the largest, most diverse selection of artist materials and supplies, gift items, and custom framing choices in North Florida."
AIGA: American Institute of Graphic Arts
The design world's oldest and largest professional membership. AIGA "advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force."
AIGA: Jacksonville Chapter
The professional association for design - Jacksonville, Florida chapter.
Graphic Arts Guild
"The Graphic Artists Guild primary purpose is to help our members build successful careers by equipping them with the skills and support needed to compete more effectively in an ever-changing field." - See more at: https://graphicartistsguild.org/about/cat/overview#sthash.xCQ8rMuL.dpuf
International organization supporting professional designers.
The Society for News Design
SND supports a wide range of artists. Taken from the website, "The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators who create print, web, mobile publications and products. Our members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, make photos and video, visualize data and write code."
Society of Illustrators
The Society of Illustrators strives to promote the art of illustration as well as support its members through education, exhibits, and events.
Society of Typographic Aficionados
"The members of The Society of Typographic Aficionados have any number of things in common, but one in particular — a passion for type and typography."
"The advertisements on this web site have been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. For these purposes under Fair Use, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) materials from this web site without prior permission, on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies. Although we don't require you to contact us in advance for these purposes, we do appreciate hearing from teachers, students, and researchers who are using our resources in interesting ways. (more. . .)"
A royalty-free photo agency offering free downloads of ALL pictures on their site.
"Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. "
Flickr: The Commons
"The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives."
Free Photos Bank
Searchable site offering free, stock photos.
Free Stock Photos
Free stock photos for commercial and/or personal use.
"Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted house of brands, including iStock© and Thinkstock©."
"Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial."
"Explore millions of royalty-free images, illustrations, videos, and music clips at ridiculously great prices."
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Research Help: Evaluating Resources
Information is increasingly available at our fingertips. The World Wide Web and social media offer us information and data from all over the world almost instantaneously. But where does this information come from? The volume of information we have available makes it especially important to develop the skills to evaluate that information. When you use library resources for your research, you will know that each item has been evaluated by scholars and publishers, and selected by librarians. A lot of great information can be found online, but use these tools to help you better evaluate its value and select the best information for personal and academic use.