Art History

Library and web resources to support the final project for ARH300 The History of Graphic Design

Search Terms

Libraries and databases use specialized language to describe their resources. If you are not finding what you need, try changing your search terms with synonyms or different combinations.

Try the following search strategies:

  • Artist/Creator

  • Movement/Style/Period

  • Location/Region

  • Technique/Medium

Try these search terms:

Visual communication

Color in visual communication

Visual communication in art

Graphic arts

Commercial art



Color in advertising

Popular culture in advertising

Advertising, Outdoor

Television advertising

Newspaper advertising

Book and Magazine Covers

Book Jackets

Book Wrappers

Sound recordings Album covers

Record album covers

Record jackets

Art and music

Music in art


Film posters

Rock music Posters

Signs and signboards

Signs and symbols

Typographic design


Advertising layout and typography

Magazines (periodicals)



Street Art Graphics

Product design


Branding (Marketing)


Web Resources

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