Wikipedia:WikiProject Graphic design

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This Wikiproject aims to create a more complete understanding of the breadth of the discipline by explaining the role of Graphic design in different contexts, and by drawing connections between Graphic design and its many related disciplines, areas of interest, and specializations.


One route to achieving a more complete understanding of Graphic design is to frame it in a variety of contexts:

  • The history of Graphic design
  • The business of Graphic design
  • Professional accreditation in Graphic design
  • The science of visual communication (semiotics, perception)
  • The Political impact of Graphic design (i.e. poster design and war propaganda)
  • Design movements (Arts and Crafts, Scandinavian modern, etc.)
  • Design education


Learn all about how Wikipedia works, what constitutes a great article, and how to go about editing an article here:


Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Graphic design:

  • motivated design practitioners, educators, and organizations to join this Wikiproject
Add articles to project
  • Design-related articles not already in Category:Graphic design by adding [[Category:Graphic design]] near the bottom of each article.
  • Be sure to properly categorize any new article you write! Proper categorization will cause an article to automatically appear in the category index.
  • a list of stub articles on topics for which there is no article yet, and publish them on the main page
  • a list of articles in need of repair/restructuring
Clean up
  • the Design portal by adding some more Graphic design-related content

Task suggestions[edit]

Get involved in editing the Wikipedia:Manual of Style, especially regarding how graphics are used on Wikipedia. Oicumayberight (talk) 17:19, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Requests for page assessment[edit]

Requests for assessment can be made at the assessment sub-page. As this project is rather small in membership compared to some wikiprojects, please be patient regarding your request. Someone will get to it, how quickly is another question.

Article Alerts[edit]

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Articles in need of Cleanup[edit]

Origins of this Wikiproject[edit]

The initiative that led to the creation of this Wikiproject grew out of a meeting of the Vancouver Graphic Design Meetup on September 11, 2006.


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  1. Serenesage (talk · contribs) (all aspects of design and visual arts)
  2. Steveluscher (talk · contribs) (Web design / development, accreditation, information architecture)
  3. Hitrish (talk · contribs) (Member at large, information architecture, editorial contributor)
  4. Rasi2290 (talk · contribs) (Elements of graphic design; design as process, product, and career; design today; impact of technology, what is/isn't graphic design)
  5. Chelt (talk · contribs) (History of graphic design, design education, information design, type + image, graphic design as fine art)
  6. Magnaniteck (talk · contribs) (Web Design, History of graphic design,image)
  7. Juliettek (talk · contribs) (Design history, Critical Theory of Design, Visual Culture)
  8. Oicumayberight (talk · contribs) (Communication Design, Media Studies, Advertising)
  9. sh0wnpc (talk · contribs) (Visual Design: print, web, application, mobile. Graphic Design and Art. Process)
  10. Zinjixmaggir (talk · contribs) (Industrial design, web design, typography, information design, visual communication, usability) (inactive)
  11. Recury (talk · contribs) (History of graphic design, categorization)
  12. seXie(t0lk) (Interface design, vectorization)
  13. Modelwatcher (talk · contribs) (comparative analysis of webpage editors, categorization, web design, web development)
  14. Alper Ersoy (talk · contribs) (visual communication, typograpy, usability, web design, categorization)
  15. Parhamr (talk · contribs) (jack of all trades)
  16. Bonzobonce (talk · contribs) (Graphic design process, accessible design, design management, cross-media interaction)
  17. Andrew c (talk · contribs) (typography, history of Graphic design, web/CSS, etc.)
  18. Indoles (talk · contribs)
  19. Misspolsci (talk · contribs) (Graphic Design, strategic design & Danish Design)
  20. Mythobeast (talk · contribs) (software engineer, graphic designer, mathematic modeler)
  21. Bbh123 (talk · contribs) (graphic designing, terms)
  22. Tkgd2007 (talk · contribs) (graphic designing, web design/development, graphic design software, typography, visual design)
  23. necz0r (talk · contribs) (graphic design, drawing, technical illustration, web design, interface and navigation design, typography)
  24. Imag1nation (talk · contribs)(art, painting, graphic design, drawing, technical illustration, web design, interface and navigation design, sculpture)
  25. Grafista (talk · contribs) (graphic design history. Areas of interest: United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy)
  26. UnkleFester (talk · contribs) (graphic design history. Schools of interest: postmodernism, cranbrook emigre, rise of user-centered design)
  27. MugRack (talk · contribs) (graphic design history, illustration, typography)
  28. Typehigh (talk · contribs) (graphic design, typography, type design, book design)
  29. Anna Comnena (talk · contribs) (editorial design, typography, graphic design, information architecture, illustration, web design)
  30. Omicron91 (talk · contribs) (Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography, Web Design, Technical Illustration, Student)
  31. Ender78 (talk · contribs)
  32. Martarius (talk · contribs)
  33. MigratoryGoose (talk · contribs) (education)
  34. Pixelgirl (talk · contribs) (Graphic Design, Typography, Web standards, HTML, CSS, Content Management Systems)
  35. Atypo (talk · contribs) (Graphic Design, Typography, Design History)
  36. Prasad Chowdary Gangavarapu (talk · contribs) (Graphic Design, Web Design, Visualizer)
  37. WBClarkson (talk · contribs) (Web and Graphic Designer)
  38. Studip101 (talk · contribs) (Web/Interactive Design, Graphic Design, Typography, Design History & Practice)
  39. Arispool (talk · contribs) (Female designers and illustrators)
  40. JordiNN (talk · contribs)
  41. Cargill208 (talk · contribs) (graphic design, web design, typography, HTML/CSS, CSS animation, exhibition design, design education, pre-press, print production, NewZealand)
  42. 9H48F (talk · contribs) (Design History)
  43. Voxlibra (talk · contribs) (Graphic Design, Typography)

Editing tools[edit]


Suggested sources for use by editors.

  1. Looking Closer series - collection of critical essays. (Historical essays are in Looking Closer 4.)
  2. Meggs, Philip. History of Graphic Design - an omnibus history of graphic design. Beware of factual errors.
  3. Hollis, Richard. Graphic Design: A Concise History

represented by Ahsan Bilal (Graphic Designer)

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