Graphic Arts on the Web

Of General Interest

Web sites related to graphic arts and publishing.
Desktop Publishing of Hobby Journals
Creating amateur journals via desktop publishing; maintained by the American Amateur Press Association.

Font Identification
Here are sites that help you identify fonts:

The Font Site
A magazine for the type and graphics professional.

Microsoft Typography
Links to Microsoft pages that deal with typography and related topics, with a special emphasis on TrueType.

My Fonts
Find, try, and buy fonts. Their WhatTheFont page allows you to upload images of fonts you want to identify.

Resources for Letterpress Printers
Information of interest to letterpress printers; maintained by the American Amateur Press Association.

Stock Photographic Images
Search thousands of royalty-free photos

A Digital Type Foundry and Academic Resource.


Information about books and book publishers.
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)
Founded in 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, by professionals and amateurs from the book arts: bookbinders, calligraphers, paper makers, letterpress printers, paper marblers, book artists, archivists, and conservators.

Peter Verheyen's Book Arts Web
The home of the Book Arts Web which features links to a large selection of book arts related sites on the Web, including galleries with images.

Oak Knoll Books & Oak Knoll Press
They publish, sell and distribute books about books, the history of books and the book arts and stock about 9,500 out-of-print, rare and new titles in these fields.

Digital Type Foundries

There seems to be more of these on the Web every day!
Adobe Type Library
Easy access to a wealth of information about the Adobe Type Library.

P22 Type Foundry
P22 Type Foundry creates computer typefaces inspired by art and history and works with museums and foundations to ensure the development of accurate historical typefaces.

Phil's Fonts
Phil's Fonts has put together an extensive list of type foundries and resources on the Web.

Quadrat Communications
A digital type foundry based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Tiro Typeworks
An independent digital type foundry developing & marketing high quality typeface families for PC and Mac platforms.


Colleges, Universities, and other educational institutions that have programs of interest.

Note: Accredited Online Schools & Colleges has a Graphic Design Degree Guide

The Art Institutes
A national system of schools offering competitive degrees programs in the areas of visual, media, and culinary arts.

Otis College of Art and Design
Otis Laboratory Press is a fully functioning studio with four Vandercook proof presses and over 200 fonts. Established in 1984 by Sheila de Brettville as part of the Communication Arts Department, the Lab Press has a rich history of small edition book publishing, continuing to introduce generations of Otis students to the origins of typography and the notion of the book as a visual communications medium."

Pacific Lutheran University
The Elliott Press is PLU's studio-laboratory for the publishing arts.

San Francisco Center for the Book
SFCB provides a public space and supportive environment for anyone interested in exploring the arts of the book and the visible word.

University of Alabama
The Master of Fine Arts in the Book Arts program.

University of the Arts
The Master of Fine Arts program at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, includes Book Arts.

University of Iowa
Center for the Book.

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Wai-te-ata Press.

Printing Industry Associations

Professional associations
Globalprint (located in The Netherlands)

Printing Industries of New England


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