Internet sites for Graphic Design

  • There are a large number of art and design resources available on the Internet, and a few selected sites are listed below. There are many other useful and relevant sites available.

    Image sources
    Other sites

    Organisations and societies

    Galleries and museums

    Image sources

    • Art and Architecture : 40,000 images from the collections of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Free to use but registration required.
    • ARTstor : over a million images from collections worldwide.
    • Bridgeman Education - a digital image library covering visual culture of all civilisations and historical periods from pre-historic to the present day. Images are freely available for teaching, learning and research. 
    • Europeana : explore 53,182,462 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe
    • Imageafter : free online collection of photographs and textures.
    • MorgueFile : archive of photographs freely contributed by artists for use in creative projects by visitors to the site. 
    • VADS: the online resource for visual arts : a free image catalogue for the academic community providing access to over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in teaching, learning and research in the UK. Covers all aspects of the visual arts.
    • Wikimedia Commons : database of over 4,000,000 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. Searchable by topic, location, type and author. Categories such as Featured pictures and Quality images are recommended.

    Other sites you might find interesting. . .