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Graphic Design: Recommended Resources

This Research Guide supports the Studio Art and Art History programs at Virginia Tech which prepares students for a career in graphic design by focusing on conceptual thinking, problem solving, aesthetic development, user-experience design, and user-interaction.

Library Resources

Books

The Art & Architecture Library houses books on graphic design. Below is a list of subject headings that will link you to materials in these areas. 

Book design

Color theory

Graphic design

Graphic design (Typography)

Grids (Typographic design)

Layout (Printing)

Magazine design

Pamphlet design

Paper folding (Graphic design)

Printing

Web typography

 

To see only books that are held in the Art & Architecture Library select this option on the left-side of the screen:

 

Databases

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Interlibrary Loan Services

All current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, regardless of your location, may request through ILLiad for materials:

  • not owned by Virginia Tech (books, articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
  • owned by Virginia Tech but are unavailable for use (print books)
  • owned by Virginia Tech and available in print (scans of articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)

We ship requests via UPS to users outside the immediate Blacksburg area (Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski counties).

Articles, book chapters, and many technical papers are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account. Occasionally, due to copyright restrictions, a paper copy of an article or standard is held for your at the Newman User Services Desk or sent o the mailing address listed on your account.