Tag Archives: Graphic design

Visual Resources for VISCOM Students


Visual Communication students can find several titles and databases in the Visual Resources Centre which are relevant to your course, including:

DVDs: The Library has a collection of over 2000 DVD titles, including documentaries on all aspects of art and design, as well as feature films. The following titles are particularly relevant for the VISCOM curriculum:

Titles about graphic design and typography

Gary Hustwit: Helvetica (U.K., 2007)

Feature films with title sequences by famous designers such as Saul Bass:

Alfred Hitchcock: North by Northwest (U.S., 1959)
Martin Scorsese: Goodfellas

ARTstor: A vast collection of over one million digital images of all periods of art and design. You can find the NCAD guide to using ARTstor here.

ARTstor has several collections which are relevant to VISCOM, including the Graphic Design and Illustration Collection, which has over 13,000 images, and the Graphic Design collection at MOMA, with over 2,000 images.

NCAD Image Library: Our own local collection of digital images used by NCAD lecturers. You can find a guide to the NCAD Image Library here.

To browse images related to visual communication, select Graphic Design (Visual Communication) from the Classification drop-down list, and click on Find.

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Art of the Title


Have you ever wanted to see a film’s title sequence over and over again, just to enjoy the fabulous graphic design and the anticipation of what is to come? “Artofthetitle” is a blog that allows one to do just that. They describe themselves as “A compendium and leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world”. You can view many great title sequences, read interviews with the film directors and graphic designers who created them, and be kept up to date with film news. A great resource for all you graphic designers out there…