Course Resources

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 PhillipsPublisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 1st Edition – ISBN# 1568987021;9781568987026

2. Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign Visual Quickstart Guides (Peachpit Press)

Video Software & Techniques Tutorial Links: – Adobe

Terry White’s YouTube Channel

DANKSY’s Youtube Channel

Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube Channel

Cutting out images in Photoshop – Week#2

Cutting out Images in Photoshop – How To

Graphic Design & Designers to Explore:

Michael Beirut  – @michaelbierut 

Pentagram Design

Debbie Millman 

 Adobe’s blog on Creativity

AIGA – Professional Association for Design

Joshua Davis

Jacob Cass / JustCreative

Paula Scher

Saul Bass

Susan Kare

Paul Rand

Gail Anderson

Milton Glaser

Alan Fletcher

Herb Lubalin

Lucille Tenazas

Aaron Draplin 

Dribbble – Graphic Design Community / Social Network

Open Education Resources (OER) for Content and Subject Matter:

Public Domain Images  Public domain images, royalty free stock photos, copyright friendly free images. Not copyrighted, no rights reserved.

U.S. Government Graphics and Photos

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.

Pixabay – a free high resolution image repository

Gif Cities – Internet Archive

Essays & Articles:

What is Graphic Design?

Design –

Key Moments in Graphic Design / Timeline –

50 Amazing Graphic Designers You Should Know

Gestalt  – Introduction –

Useful Article on Color Theory 1:

Useful Article on Color Theory 2 :

Useful Article on Color Theory 3 :

Typography :

Color & Logos / Brand Identity :