// A bunch of places with epic online archives

Google Arts & Culture

01. The highbrow artsy arm of the global search engine. Their search by colour function is a particular visual treat

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives

02. An collection of work from the School of Visual Arts

The Internet Archive

03. An online library containing a world of hidden treasures

The New York Public Library

04. A digital collection of almost 900k pieces from the NY Public Library

Letterform Archive

05. An archive dedicated to the form of written communication

The Hagley Digital Archives

06. A library collection covering the history of business, technology and society

Archive: Vignelli

07. Digitised work from the Vignelli Center for Design Studies

AIGA Design Archives

08. A mass of curated collections from AIGA dating back to 1924

Design is Fine

09. A collection of historical art & design pieces

Fonts in Use

10. A mega archive of typography - searchable by typeface, format, industry & period 

Free Vintage Illustrations

11. This public domain archive houses a magnificent collection of vintage illustrations curated by the fabulous Elissa. There’s so much great stuff on here but the food collections are particularly tasty