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Design Awards
General resources
Graphic design newsgroups
Hardware
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Organisations
Photography
Printing
Publications
Software
Training
Typography
Web




Business links
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Department of Trade and Industry
Range of information for consumers, small businesses, emplyees etc

businesslink.co.uk
Impartial information and business support

The Patent Office
To help stimulate innovation and international competitiveness of industry though intellectual property rights





Design Awards
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Marketing Design Awards
Recognises the importance of the effective application of design to the marketing process.

   Haymarket Events
   174 Hammersmith Road
   London
   W6 7JP
   Phone: 020 7413 4161
   Fax: 020 7413 4381

   Enquiries: Cait Merrigan


DBA Design Effectiveness Awards
Awards open to clients commissioning and consultancies providing design services. Entries should be a recent design project which has achieved demonstrable commercial success in specific business objectives.

   Design Business Association
   32 - 38 Saffron Hill
   London
   EC1N 8FH
   Phone: 020 7813 3123
   Fax: 020 7813 3132
   Enquiries: Sally Boulton


CSD Designer of the Year
Awarded annually by CSD members to individuals from any design discipline, who in the previous year,demonstrated consistent creative excellence, innovation and professionalism.

  Chartered Society of Designers
  32-38 Saffron Hill
  London
  EC1N 8HF
  Phone: 020 7831 9777
  Fax: 020 7831 6277
  Enquiries: Angela Beevers


Design Week Awards
Open to individual designers, design consultancies and their clients. 13 categories ranging from corporate identity to retail environments and product design.

   Design Week
   St Giles House
   50 Poland Street
   London
   W1V 4AX
   Phone: 020 7734 0770
   Enquiries: Fiona Hitchcock


Eurobest Awards
Annual awards designed to recognise today's standard of creative excellence and effectiveness in European advertising. 3 categories: print, television/cinema, outdoor.

   Eurobest Awards Ltd
   Wolverstone House
   61-62 Berners Street
   London
   W1P 3AE
   Phone: 020 7636 6130
   Fax: 020 7636 6086
   Email: hatchuel@canneslions.com

   Enquiries: Romain Hatchuel






General resources
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Design Museum
Always nice to know what's going on there

Antenna
Listings of design-related

Visualartstrends
A quaterly 'state of the industry' report for the creative professional

Alternativa
Interesting web directory for web sites

Monotype
All you need to know about type

Pantone
All you need to know about colour

Photodisc
Online picture resource with powerful search facility

Ariad
Essential resource for researches in all aspects of art and design





Graphic design newsgroups
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graphicdesign.miningco.com
Lots of hints and tips for all fields of graphic design

bizproweb.com
Resource for small business owners, professionals and home office entrepreneurs





Hardware
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macandmore
Lots of macs and accessories

Mac Warehouse
Many lines of the Apple Macintosh

MacZone
Hardware, software and peripherals

Jigsaw
24 hour online shopping

Computer Warehouse
For mac OS products

gotsc
Professionals need professional solutions





Image Libraries
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Image100
A royalty-free stock library. Their imagery is really off-the-wall and their site is one of the best stock libraries around.





Organisations
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Arts Council
Developing, sustaining and promoting the arts in Britain

British Printing Industries Federation
Business support organisation for employers in the printing, packaging and graphic communications Industry

Association of Photographers
Non profit-making trade association for fashion, advertising and editorial photographers

Association of Illustrators
Support and promotion for the illustrator

British Design and Art Direction
Professional association and charity representing UK's design and advertising industry

Design Research Society
Established around the belief that the practice of design is common to many disciplines

Design Council
Inspiring effective design within business, education and government





Photography
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British Institute of Professional Photography
A searchable online database of professional photographers





Printing
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Prepressworld
Aimed at the pre press and printing industry





Publications
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Colors Magazine
Interactive Online Magazine with high design standards and great content.

MacUser
Online version of the popular Macintosh magazine

Artistica
The on-line graphic design artists' magazine.

FontSite
A monthly magazine dedicated to typography and design, offering free fonts, fonts for sale, feature articles and an extensive book listing on typography and design.

Pixart
Designed by digital graphic artist for digital graphic artists, includes reviews of the hottest computer graphics programs, how-to's, and a digital gallery.

Adobe Mag
Published by Adobe Systems Incorporated for users of its software products and others involved with digital/online publishing and digital media.

Graphics International
Publisher: Creative Magazines Ltd
Monthly graphic design magazine featuring interviews, packaging, literature, multimedia, corporate identity, illustration work, exhibitions and books.

  35 Britannia Row
  London
  N1 8QH
  Phone: 020 7226 1739
  Fax: 020 7226 1540


mad.co.uk
Design-related news and views

Digit magazine.
An online edition of the printed magazine with news, reviews

Creative Review
Publisher: Centaur Communications
Magazine featuring graphic, product and interior design, new packaging, video, film, computer, animation and advertising, typography and photography.

  St Giles House
  50 Poland Street
  London
  W1V 4AX

  Phone: 020 7970 4000
  Fax: 020 7970 4498


Design Week
Publisher: Centaur Communications
News and articles of interest to anyone in retail, architecture, graphic and product design. Carries advertisements for design positions.

  St Giles House
  50 Poland Street
  London
  W1V 4AX
  Phone: 020 7439 4222
  Fax: 020 7734 1770


Design News Service / Design Export News
Publisher: The British Design Initiative Ltd
Each month, the Design News Service provides design, export, business and trade journalists with the latest press releases from the UK's leading design consultancies, as well as opinion pieces, articles and presentation papers for publication. Subjects covered include - innovation, new technology, product design, interiors, packaging, brand, corporate identity, retail and architecture.

  2-4 Peterborough Mews
  Parsons Green
  London
  SW6 3BL
  Phone: 020 7384 3435
  Fax: 020 7371 5343

  Email: initiative@britishdesign.co.uk


Net Technical Solutions Ltd
A provider of web development to the Graphic Design industry.





Software
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Quark
Find out the latest developments, upgrades and releases of this page makeup software

Allaire
Makers of the popular html editor, homesite

Xara
Software for web graphics

Adobe
Leading software for web and print

Macromedia
Leading software for web and print





Training
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Aptec
Extensive range of courses

EvEnt
Courses for applications, internet, databases, technical , service and support.

Hoxton bibliotech solutions
Electronic media training

Popcomm
Training for people working in corporate communicatioin, marketing and PR

Outlawfx
Range of varied courses covering software packages for all aspects of the graphic design industry





Typography
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Bitstream
Internet font company – developers of font technology, digital fonts and custom font designs for the graphic communiation industry

redsun.com
All good things typography





Web
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zeldman.com
A nicely written site with some entertaining content aswell as advice and hints for web site development

killersites.com
David Siegel’s web site accompaniment to his book ‘Creating Killer Web Sites’ with useful tips for the web designer

builder.com
Lots of useful tips and articles for the web designer and developer

Net Technical Solutions Ltd
IT solutions company offering web application development, data integration and secure networking

secretsites.com
David Siegel's web site accompaniment to his project management book. Useful tips for all those involved in the entire web process




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