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Free Art and Design Online Resources

List of digital image resources, list of museums, journals, organizations, publication sources (under construction)

Art in America Magazine Each month Art in America, the world's premiere art magazine, provides in-depth coverage of the global, and often controversial, art scene. Every issue contains articles on both respected and rising talents, and reviews of current exhibitions around the world.

The Art Newspaper  Founded in 1990 by Anna Somers Cocks to a concept by the Italian publisher Umberto Allemandi, The Art Newspaper is an online and print publication with offices in London and New York. It provides an unrivalled news service about the art world, fed by its network of sister editions, which together have more than 50 correspondents working in more than 30 countries, with editorial offices in London, Turin, New York, Paris, Moscow, Beijing and Athens. In 2014, Inna Bazhenova became the owner of The Art Newspaper International Edition and the licensed network in Italy, Greece, France and Russia.

In addition to the news, it publishes reviews and commentary by major players in the art scene, including Nicholas Serota, the outgoing director of the Tate, Glenn Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Michael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Thelma Golden, the director of the Studio Museum, New York, the Venice Biennale curator Robert Storr, the artists Theaster Gates, Grayson Perry, Elmgreen & Dragset and Shirin Neshat—and many more.

Artforum Artforum is an international monthly magazine specializing in contemporary art. 

ARTnews The leading source of art coverage since 1902.

BLOUIN ART  BLOUIN ARTINFO is the preeminent global source for up-to-the-minute news, information, and expert commentary on art, artists, and the business and pleasure ... (from their web site)

DAILY HELLER (FREE SUBSCRIPTION) Daily design news and insight from Steven Heller. Sign up here for the Daily Heller—which WIRED recently described as “your CliffsNotes to the history of graphic design”—to be delivered to your inbox each day! It is a great way to build your design history muscles.

Dezeen Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing.

Our mission is simple: to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects and news from around the world.

HYPERALLERGIC (FREE SUBSCRIPTION) Sensitive to Art and its Discontents. Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.

The Hyperallergic Newsletter is sent out daily to a subscriber base of 70,000, and every Tuesday it includes a letter from the editor with a recap of the most popular and important stories from the week. Subscribers also get first dibs on Hyperallergic events, which include discussions, parties, screenings, and performances.

Hyperallergic also publishes a Weekend edition edited by a collective of leading writers and journalists, including John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio. (from their web site)

IMPACT journal --Centre for Fine print research. Celebrating its 21st birthday in 2019, the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is based in the University of the West of England, in Bristol. The CFPR has a mission to innovate, contemplate and understand all aspects of print history, practice, manufacturing and materials from developing 3D printable ceramic materials to disruptive printing technologies, developing new inks and collaborating with international artists. link to journals

New Museum (YouTube Channel)   Videos featuring artist stories, interviews, performances, and curated playlists for their archives.

Pressing Matters Magazine. Made by printmakers for printmakers. While the magazine itself is not free, there are free selected back issues available to download as a PDF, as well as galleries of images from visits to printmakers’ studios. 

RHIZOME Rhizome supports contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures. An affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York, Rhizome is the leading international born-digital art organization, online since 1996. Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserv including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history, definition, and growth of contemporary art engaged with technology and the internet. Today, Rhizome commissions, exhibits, preserves, and created critical discussion around digital art. (from their "about us" on the web site)

SELVEDGE Podcast  Join Polly Leonard, the founder and editor of Selvedge Magazine for their latest venture: The Selvedge Podcast. Polly has been making, thinking and writing about textiles for 40 years. The more you learn about textiles, the more you learn there is to discover.

SELVEDGE daily blog An extension of the print magazine’s tone of respect, intelligence and joy in the world of textiles, our blog is a daily contribution to the Selvedge conversation. Featuring exhibitions, people, adventures and opinion, the Selvedge blog is not only a meeting point for the Selvedge community but also an entry point into the world of textiles for those looking for an original and broadening perspective.

UX MAGAZINE  UX Magazine is a free community resource exploring all facets of experience design. They work closely with practitioners and industry leaders versed in all areas of UX to provide a steady stream of engaging and useful content. (from their web site)