Graphic Arts, Communication, & Design

Your guide to print and electronic graphic arts, graphic communication, and design sources for STCC students.

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The Aeroplegasus

Moriz Jung, The Aeroplegasus (Motor Anzani), 1911. Color lithograph. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Welcome to the Graphic Arts, Communication, and Design Research Guide!

Use the links to the left to find books, articles, and other information about graphic arts, communication, and design. You'll also find information about proper citations. If you have any questions, use the "Ask a Librarian" box to contact a STCC librarian.

Moriz Jung, Pitbull Terrier, 1912. Color lithograph. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

All of the images you'll find scattered around the pages of this guide are open access images of postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop) artist, Moriz Jung. Click here for a brief introduction to Jung's humorous series of satirical postcards about early aviation like the image to the left. Click on any image to be directed to the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, so that you can learn more about it!

The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at STCC

Located on the first floor of Building 28, the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery presents approximately six exhibits each academic year featuring works by artists of local and national repute, as well as STCC student work. All exhibits are supported in part by funding from the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2.

Art Images

Looking for images to use in a project? Check out these sites for free and open access art images:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Explore more than 406,000 hi-res images of public-domain works from the Met, all of which can be downloaded, shared, and remixed without restriction. The Met's collection of digital images of artwork available for scholarly and academic publication are identified with this icon: Open Access icon

Getty Open Content Images

Getty Museum and Research Institute collection of over 85,000 images available for download and use.

NGA Images

NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. More than 51,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use.

Art Images for College Teaching (AICT)

A free exchange of over 2,000 images for educational use.