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"Graphic design is the communication of information in the appropriate visual manner" (Massimo Vignellie, n.d.)
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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)
Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.
Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)
Insert Subject | Overview: Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.
Alignment, CMYK, Communication, Composition, Design, Font, Graphics, Layout, Logo, Infographic, Sans serif, Serif, Symbol, Typography, UX.
Visual Communication and Design | Overview: Magazines and articles
Eye on design (AIGA)
"AIGA Eye on Design covers the world’s most exciting designers — and the issues they care about" (AIGA, n.d.) The web portal contains blogs, image galleries, an online magazine abd videos.
The Graphis Institute is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the most compelling work from global talents in Design, Advertising, Photography and Illustration art. With over 150,000 individual pieces of work in it's repository, Graphis has the most significant collection of creative excellence worldwide and includes one of the most extensive archives of the work and biographical material from all periods dating back to 1944 when it was founded in Switzerland by Walter Herdeg and Dr. Walter Amstutz. (Graphis, n.d.)
Visual Communication and Design | Overview: Online resources
Thinking with Type
Thinking with Type is the portal and blog by author Ellen Lupton. It contains praticle information and examples about letter, text and grids
Design Institute of Australia
"The DIA is the organisation through which designers work for the future of the design professions in Australia. As Australia’s peak industry body for professional design, the DIA represents Australian design and designers both domestically and internationally." (Design Institute of Australia, n.d.)
Australian Graphic Design Association
The Australian Graphic Design Association Limited (AGDA) is the national association for professional communication designers in Australia... goal is the establishment of fair and productive working relationships between graphic designers and their clients. We do this by providing designers with the tools and information to take control of their professional lives. (Australian Graphic Design Association , n.d.)
International Council of Design (ico-D;)
"ico-D is a non-profit, non-partisan, member-based network that leads creatively by facilitating dialogue between design platforms including professional, educational and promotional categories." (International Council of Design, n.d.)
American Institute of Graphic Arts
"As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 18,000 members— [they] advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. " (AIGA, n.d.)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (AIGA, n.d.)
"AIGA encourages diversity in design education, discourse, and practice to strengthen and expand the relevance of design in all areas of society... Despite progress made over the course of AIGA’s 100-year history, especially since its landmark 1991 symposium (“Why is graphic design 93% white?”), there are vast opportunities to support a more diverse audience of design students, practitioners, managers, thinkers, enthusiasts, clients, consumers, and policy makers." (AIGA, n.d.)
Women Lead Resources (AIGA, n.d.)
"AIGA Women Lead is committed to empowering women in design and advancing the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today without generalizing or segregating women designers." (AIGA, n.d.)
Logo Design Love
"Logo Design Love is a website and book devoted to logos and visual identities. Launched in 2008, the site shares good ideas and identity-related features." (Logo Design Love, n.d.)
VCE visual communication and design website
Art & Architecture Thesaurus (Getty, n.d.)
"The Art & Architecture Thesaurus ® (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names ® (TGN), the Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), the Cultural Objects Name Authority ® (CONA), and the Iconography Authority (IA) are structured resources that can be used to improve access to information for art, architecture, and other material culture." (Getty, n.d.)
Visual Communication and Design | Overview: Curriculum alignment
This Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.
Victorian Certification of Education, Visual Communication Design 2020 (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, 2020)
"The Visual Communication Design study examines the way visual language can be used to convey ideas, information and messages in the fields of communication, environmental and industrial design. Designers create and communicate through visual means to influence everyday life for individuals, communities and societies. Visual communication design relies on drawing as the primary component of visual language to support the conception and visualisation of ideas. Consequently, the study emphasises the importance of developing a variety of drawing skills to visualise thinking and to present potential solutions." (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, 2020)