AHDS Visual Arts is pleased to announce the launch of Design Online an
essential new resource for anyone working and studying in the field of
design and applied arts.
Design Online is an electronic catalogue of a decade in the life of the
seminal journal Design published by the Design Council from 1947 to 1994. It
was created as part of the Digitisation In Art and Design (DIAD) project
whose initial task it was to find appropriate methods for digitising and
distributing art and design journals to the Higher Education sector.
Design Online features the years 1965 – 1974, chosen for digitisation due to
their significance within the field of design and their relevance to many
courses in art and design. In addition to the featured articles, the journal
contains information on projects and developments, industry news, book
reviews, letters and classified ads. A small sample of the subjects on offer
include architecture, furniture design, product design, textiles, poster
design, design awards, transport, public services, and design news from
Europe and America.
Browsing Design Online couldn’t be easier. You can access the resource by
keyword search or by year, issue, and article. A typical search by article,
for example, takes you to a web page with the full text of that article
along with images of the actual journal pages. Clicking on the images will
display larger images of that page. Additional navigation allows you to
browse forward and backward through the articles in the journal you are
With the addition of Design Online, AHDS Visual Arts now has over 16,000
design-related images and accompanying metadata making it an invaluable
online resource for post-war design.
For collection information and image search go to: