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Although there is a bonanza of information on Graphic Design to be found on the web, nothing beats the indepth articles you can find in a traditional print magazine. In addition to their printed editions, some magazines also offer online versions on their websites, and special extra PDF downloads. Here are ten of the best graphic design magazines available.
Web Designer is the UK’s premier publication for Graphic Design. Aimed at intermediate and professionals within the 20-35 age bracket, its predominantly tutorial-based format follows includes projects in Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop.
Print is a bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design. Founded in 1940 by William Edwin Rudge, Print is dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary in design on and off the page. Universally referenced by graphic designers everywhere, Print was recently awarded the top prize from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Provides in-depth tutorials, cutting-edge techniques, secret tweaks, expert insights, and a wealth of information about the entire Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Published six times a year.
A staple in any graphic designer’s library, every issue includes extras on a companion disk. Their series of titles include a 3d-focused publication, a Mac-centric magazine, special print focused issues, and an indepth Projects title.
A leading trade journal for visual communications. Well-respected annual juried competitions, and in-depth profiles.
Tons of content from emerging designers and artists appear in this quarterly, along with insight from professionals. Great award winning design inspiration and coverage from a wide range of sources.
Profiles of professionals and useful information on the business of design in every issue
Looking for cutting-edge design from every discipline? Insight into what drives the hottest design trends? Unique coverage of the world’s best designers? Then discover I.D. and get the one design magazine that covers it all: concepts, products, environments, interactive, furniture, and more. Published since 1954, I.D. Magazine is America’s leading critical magazine covering the art, business, and culture of design. Winner of five National Magazine Awards, the publication appears seven times a year. Issues include the Annual Design Review as well as the I.D. 40, and Design + Business.
An eclectic quarterly for anyone interested in informed, critical articles about graphic design and visual culture.