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Graphic Design

At the Library



Canadian Graphic Designers

The London Public Library's Artist Files (over 4000) encompass early Canadian and contemporary local and regional artists. They are located on the third floor of the Central Library and include information such as: exhibition announcements, small exhibition catalogues, and some mounted reproductions.

The files are indexed in an in-house database and are also accessible on the Internet through the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) by name of artist.

The CHIN site includes the Artists in Canada database, an alphabetical and descriptive listing of Canadian artists, including painters that indicates which libraries (including London Public Library) own information files on these artists.

The Dictionary of Canadian Artists is also available online through this CHIN site. Search for an artist in the Artist Index. Click on “A Dictionary of Canadian Artists” for an extensive entry. In some cases, there is also a hyperlink to other resources, such as, Artist Biography database.



In My Community

Fanshawe College
The home page of Fanshawe College, where information on graphic design courses can be found.

London Culture is the new on-line hub for cultural activities with the City of London, including graphic design. This site represents a partnership between the London Arts Council and London Heritage Council to provide cultlural producers and enthusiasts one consolidated information resource. The "What's On" portion of the website maintained by Tourism London, is a resource for the arts in London and area.




Artnet: Research Library
This site contains thousands of concise versions of articles from the Grove Dictionary of Art (available at the Central Library - R703 Dic v.1-34) including biographies of graphic artists and information on art materials, techniques, styles and movements.

Print Council of America
This site provides a good guide to studying prints, discussing printmaking techniques, authenticity, care of prints, defining a print, etc.

Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
This database contains over 225,000 names and biographical and bibliographical information about artists and architects, including a wealth of variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants.