A growing list of usefulness for MMA 100 Students and beyond:
*Class Website –
We will be using a class website via the BMCC OpenLab platform to share, present and archive our course work. Students will be expected to refer to the course website each week to obtain class assignments, projects, resources and participate in discussions.
Recommended Books, Links & Resources:
1. Graphic Design: The New Basics Paperback – Author: Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips – Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 1st Edition – ISBN# 1568987021;9781568987026
2. Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign Visual Quickstart Guides (Peachpit Press)
Video Software & Techniques Tutorial Links:
adobe.com – Adobe
Graphic Design & Designers to Explore:
Dribbble – Graphic Design Community / Social Network
Open Education Resources (OER) for Content and Subject Matter:
(organized via – http://guides.cuny.edu/c.php?g=225386&p=1493709 )
Public Domain Images Public domain images, royalty free stock photos, copyright friendly free images. Not copyrighted, no rights reserved.
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Images from the Library of Congress, now in the public domain.
National Gallery of Art With the launch of NGA Images, the National Gallery of Art implements an open access policy for digital images of works of art that the Gallery believes to be in the public domain.
Digital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of Americabrings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
NYPL – The New York Public Library Digital Collections Archive
Flickr CC – Creative Commons on Flickr.
Gif Cities – Internet Archive
Essays & Articles:
What is Graphic Design? https://www.aiga.org/guide-whatisgraphicdesign
Design History.org – http://www.designhistory.org
Key Moments in Graphic Design / Timeline – https://www.thoughtco.com/key-moments-in-graphic-design-history-1697527
Gestalt – Introduction – https://www.canva.com/learn/gestalt-theory/
Useful Article on Color Theory 1:
Useful Article on Color Theory 2 :
Useful Article on Color Theory 3 :
Color & Logos / Brand Identity :