Michigan Ross School of Business
Yaffe Center for Persuasive Communication

Art and Design

  • Absolute Arts

    This site contains sources that display the work of skilled artists and photographers. In addition, it serves as a posting place for artists who are interested in sharing their art as well.

  • Adobe

    Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems builds award-winning software solutions for Web and print publishing. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually-rich content for various types of media.

  • American Communication Association

    This site contains numerous links about communication studies under each of the four following subdivisions-mass media, film, culture, and radio.

  • American Federation of the Arts

    This site is a series of research papers pertaining primarily to graphic design.

  • Approaches to a Semiotics of Language Behavior

    A detailed description about the study of semiotics and its role in our lives.

  • Art and Design Associations on the World Wide Web (UCLA)  

    The art and design associations on the world wide web provides links to over 560 associations whose members are interested in variety of visual arts, architecture, design, and allied fields.

  • ArtServe

    A large database that includes 27,000 images of art and architecture.

  • ArtToday

    Home to 1,200,000 images, ArtToday is the largest searchable, categorized set of clipart, web graphics, photographs, fonts, and sounds available on the Internet.

  • AskART.com

    Comprehensive online database about American artists includes biographies, images, auction records, bibliographic references, dealers, museums, auction houses, bulletin boards, content alerts, a travel directory, exhibitions

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

    The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education.

  • Café Society Services

    Café Society Services is a small group of talented individuals whose strong design and technical backgrounds enable them to produce pioneering and innovative projects in the areas of graphic design, web design, and photography.

  • Center for Photography at Woodstock

    The Center for Photography at Woodstock provides an artistic home for contemporary creative photographers with programs in education, exhibition, publication, fellowships, and services that create access to professional workspace, nourishing responses, and new audiences. As an organization created and influenced by artists, they bring together a culturally diverse community to explore arts related to the photographic medium.

  • Center for Understanding the Built Environment

    This web site is a conglomeration of educators and community members who wish to convey the importance of aesthetic architecture in their surroundings to the children in their communities.

  • College Art Association

    An organization founded to promote "excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art."

  • Color Marketing Group

    The Color Marketing group is the premier International Association that forecasts colors for manuactured products, giving color and desgin professionals the competitive marketing edge.

  • Communication Arts Magazine

    Magazine on creativity for graphic designers, art directors, copywriters, photographers, illustrators and multimedia designers.  Communication Arts is a collection of articles and sources for artists and advertisers who seek to discover the latest information in the creative community.

  • DaDa Online

    This site contains information about Dadaism, a Nihilistic movement in the arts that flourished chiefly in France, Switzerland, and Germany from about 1916 to about 1920 that was based on the principles of deliberate irrationality, anarchy, cynicism and the rejection of laws of beauty and social organization. Links from this main page enable the user to view "Dada art" and find information about "Dada artists."

  • Design Language, Etc.

    A site with numerous links that discusses controversial issues in the following fields: design, teaching, theory, ergonomics, philosophy, product language, semiotics, semantics, poetry, marketing, and morphology.

  • Design Management Institute

    DMI's objectives are five-fold. They aspire to help design managers become leaders in their profession, make accessible a body of knowledge educate managers and policy makers sponsor, promote, and conduct research and advocate for the economic and cultural importance of design.

  • First Steps-Marketing and Design Daily

    This is a useful site for any entrepreneur. It contains an Idea Archive that discusses Online Business Management, Content Strategies, Site Design, Site Maintenance, Building Site Traffic and Visitor Relations.

  • Graphic Artists Guild

    The Graphic Artists Guild is committed to improving conditions for all creators of graphic art and raising standards for the entire industry. It is a union that embraces creators of graphic art at all levels of skill and expertise who create works of graphic art intended for presentation as originals or reproductions.

  • Graphis Magazine

    Graphis is the premiere publication covering graphic communication worldwide and is well known for the emphasis on cutting edge design and presentation within its own pages. Graphis’ mission is to keep its readers informed on the most important trends in the design industry through its magazine, store and annual publications.


    The International Association for Semiotic Studies -- Association Internationale de Sémiotique IASS-AIS was founded in 1969 and is the world organization in semiotics. Some of its numerous goals include promoting semiotic research in a scientific spirit, reinforcing the international cooperation of this field, collaborating with similar associations, and providing an international forum of discussion for these issues.

  • Industrial Designers Society of America

    IDSA is dedicated to communicating the value of industrial design to society, business and government. IDSA provides leadership to and promotes dialog between practice and education.

  • International Semiotics Institute

    The ISI organizes annual international summer congresses, seminars and winter schools of semiotics with various themes. Moreover, it supports international research groups and projects, as the Finnish-Hungarian symposia on Semiotics, International Musical Signification -project, and the early doctoral and post- doctoral Seminar in Musical Semiotics.

  • Internet Design Consultants

    This is a web directory that contains the names of all business web designers on file.

  • Introduction to Web Design with Adobe Photoshop

    This is simply a basic introduction to Web Authoring and Design using Adobe, a well-developed, prestigious company, as a base.

  • Journalism/News

    This site contains general nformation about journalism and media businesses. Additional relevant links include: Broadcasting, Legal, Ethical and Policy Issues and Media Economics and Ownership.

  • MCS-The Media and Communications Studies Site

    This page is saturated with links, resources, and research about various forms of media, including film, advertising, and TV & Radio.

  • Memory Palace-Vernacular Culture in the Digital Age

    Memory place is an audio-visual documentary web site that is committed to questioning conventional assumptions about art and culture.

  • Miralab

    The Mira lab's key objective is to assemble researchers from several disciplines (computer science and electrical engineering, physics and mathematics, networking and multimedia, architecture and design, psychology, videoart, etc.) and to forge links between them in a broad effort to understand human functionality and to simulate it in a realistic way.

  • MOWA: Museum of Web Art

    The Museum of Web Art was founded because excellence and innovation in this new, electronic medium (the Internet) must be made accessible to those who seek it, and displayed in an environment suited to its content. Its site is well designed and contains numerous resources for artistic presentation on the World Wide Web.

  • Museum of Modern Art

    This is the main web site for the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Links that develop from this page encompass a variety of sources about the art world.

  • National Art Education Association

    Founded in 1947 with the merger of the Western, Pacific, Southeastern, and Eastern Region Art Associations, the NAEA includes over 17,000 art educators from every level of instruction-essentially anyone and everyone concerned about quality art education in schools.

  • OZ project

    The Oz Project at Carnegie Mellon University is developing technology and art to help artists create high quality interactive drama, based in part on AI technologies. This especially means building believable agents in dramatically interesting micro-worlds.

  • PhotoALF

    This site contains artwork, theory, and resources about artistic photography. It is especially oriented to the digital manipulation and its creative possibilities.

  • Semiotics

    This site is simply a thorough list of numerous links that provide information about the study of signs in our daily lives.

  • Semiotics Home Page

    This page is devoted to the study of Semiotics, as it contains numerous detailed links about the study as well as thorough research presented on the subject by both students and professors at Indiana University.

  • Semiotics Solutions

    All successful marketing works because it hits the right cultural button, creatively harnessing the power of culture - the greatest influence in all our lives and purchase decisions. This statement is the main principle of the corporation, "Cultural Creativity," which uses semiotics to enhance a product's appeal for any company wishing to do so.

  • Shock of the View

    This site, titled, "Shock of the View" has two parallel tracks: A 6-month series of curated online exhibitions and invited responses, which pair a museum artwork or activity with a virtual analog, and an ongoing list serve discussion about artists, audiences, and museums in the digital age.

  • Society for Consumer Psychology

    By completing thorough research, holding conferences, and publishing literature, the authors of this site hope to gain a grasp on consumer psychology. This site contains discoveries about consumer behavior through the publication of previous papers as well as information about new and upcoming conferences.

  • Society for News Design

    SND has more than 2,500 members in more than 50 countries: publishers, editors, designers, artists, photographers, managers, students and faculty who design newspapers, magazines and Web pages. SND is dedicated to improving news presentation and design in all media.

  • Society of Architectural Historians

    The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and its members invite the support and active participation of all who have a common interest in architecture -- past, present, and future. Founded in 1940, the Society encourages scholarly research in the field and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments that are an integral part of their worldwide historical and cultural heritage.

  • Society of Publication Designers

    SPD encourages artistic excellence by judging annually the work of thousands of design professionals in the United States and abroad. The activities of SPD promote the art director's role as visual journalist and partner in the editorial process -- the partner responsible for telescoping and shaping information, the one who gives tone to an editorial voice.

  • Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab

    The Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab strives to research and design interactive technologies that motivate and influence markets.

  • Stars Foundation

    This site contains links to sites that pertain to web design, it includes the many languages used in developing pages and advice about successful e-commerce.

  • Survey in Instructional Technology-Visual Literacy

    This site defines Visual Literacy and has links to articles and other sites that pertain to this field.

  • Technology Assessment

    The author of this site has compiled a list of useful rhetorical figures that are prevalent in advertising. They are all defined and displayed thoroughly.

  • The Computing Teaching/Learning and Leading With Technology

    A series of successful articles are published here about successful e-commerce and observed online consumer behavior.

  • University of Michigan School of Art and Design

    The University of Michigan School of Art & Design offers an array of undergraduate majors and graduate degrees. It also hosts exhibitions and sponsors guest lecturers and artists to speak on issues of art and design.

  • Vision and Art

    This is a psychological, visual tutorial that illustrates the use of vision in art by displaying things like three dimensional images and optical illusions.

  • Visual Communication Links

    A series of links are provided here in four subfields pertaining to visual communication--design, photography, internet design, and computer graphics.

  • Visual Thesaurus

    By visually connecting multiple words that are interrelated, the Visual Thesaurus is an artistic exploration that is also an effective learning tool.

  • World Wide Arts Resources

    This is an interactive arts gateway that provides access to artists, museums, galleries, art history, arts education, antiques, performing arts, classified ads, resume postings, arts chats, arts forums and much more.




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