Recently the National AIGA updated its massive Design Archives web site. Now the site makes it easier to sort, search and create your own collection from over 20,000 selections in the last 80+ years. While at first glance some may think it may have lost a little sex appeal, when digging a bit deeper the tools built into this make up for it.
It’s nice to see such a large archive of works move away from the previous all Flash experience. The new site has much smarter search and sort methods, resizable thumbnails, its easier to share and easier to find specific works online.
AIGA Design Archives is one of the richest online resources available to those who practice, study and appreciate great design. It represents the quality of work being created, as well as shifting aesthetics and sensibilities of the designers of the day. Included in this resource are more than 20,000 selections from AIGA’s annual juried design competitions dating from 1924 through the present.
A look back at TOKY in the AIGA Design Archives