⇢ 🇮🇪 100 Archive
A living archive that is mapping the past, present and future of Irish graphic design.
⇢ 🇮🇹 AIAP – The Italian Visual Communication Design Association
Founded in 1955, the AIAP promotes both graphic designers and the culture they produce. The site's CDPG (Center for Documentation) is a particularly good place to start.
⇢ 🌍 Alliance Graphique Internationale
Established in 1951, the AGI is a club of the world’s leading graphic artists and designers. Its website houses an impressive archive of six-decades of graphic art and design.
⇢ 🇵🇹 Almanaque Silva
Portugal's history of illustration is explored in this (predominantly) Portuguese-language blog. Created by designer, illustrator and educator Jorge Silva, his 'almanac' is a fantastic resource for those interested in the country's rich graphic history.
⇢ 🌍 Arabic Design Archive
ADA is a non-profit initiative that seeks to enable knowledge production about Arabic design and its history through a framework of collecting, digitizing, and exhibiting.
⇢ 🌍 Archives.Design
A digital archive of graphic design related items that are available on the Internet Archives
⇢ 🇺🇸 AIGA Design Archives
The American Institute of Graphic Arts' Design Archives date back to 1924 and include more than 20,000 selections from the Institute's juried design competitions.
⇢ 🌍 Designing Women
An enlightenment project exploring the impact of women in design. It also aims to raise awareness of an ongoing gender imbalance in the design industry.
⇢ 🇷🇴 Graphic Front
Web archive dedicated to showcasing visual materials of graphic interest from Romania.
⇢ 🌍 Design Reviewed
Documenting the history of graphic design from a personal, growing archive and a series of lectures and workshops.
⇢ 🇺🇾 Diseño Gráfico del Uruguay
An archive dedicated to graphic arts in the Uruguayan territory.
⇢ 🇭🇷 Dizajnerice
A database of female Croatian designers created with the intent of bringing together information about the authors whose work influenced the history of design in the period 1930–1980.
⇢ 🌍 The International Advertising & Design DataBase
Founded in 2014, the IADDB is a Dutch-based non-profit foundation which focuses on archiving international advertising, design magazines, posters and advertising ephemera.
⇢ 🇨🇿 Made in Czechoslovaki
An archive of applied art, architecture, graphic design, industrial design, miscellaneous ephemera and propaganda from Czechoslovakia (1918–1992).
⇢ ★ Once Upon a Time in Yugoslavia
A graphic journey through the design, typography and pop culture created in Federal Yugoslavia (c.1943–1991).
⇢ 🌍 People's Graphic Design Archive
A crowd-sourced virtual archive that aims to expand, diversify, and preserve graphic design history.
⇢ 🇺🇾 La Patria
An archive of Uruguayan graphic design
⇢ 🇦🇺 Re:collection – Australian Graphic Design (c.1960–c.1990)
Established in 2009 by Dominic Hofstede, Re:collection is an online archive of Australian graphic design, with a focus on work created between the years 1960–1990.
⇢ 🇺🇸 RIT's Graphic Design Archive
Rochester Institute of Technology's Graphic Design Archive documents and preserves the work of significant American graphic designers active from the 1920s to the 1950s.
⇢ 🇧🇬 SOCMUS
SOCMUS is a virtual museum that presents examples of Bulgarian graphic design from the socialist era (1944-1989).
⇢ 🇨🇭 Typographische Monatsblätter Archive (1960–1990)
An archive of the important and influential Swiss journal Typographische Monatsblätter (TM). This publication played a vital role in bringing Swiss typography to an international audience.
⇢🇬🇧 The Visual Arts Data Service
VADS national collection of over 140,000 images from over 300 art and design collections across the UK, which are freely available for non-commercial use in education.
⇢ 🌍 Women of Graphic Design
A project focused on exhibiting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender-equality in education provided by design institutions
Last updated – August 2023