Color glossary: Definitions for color and color systems.
Glossary of design terms: Some of the basic words and phrases.
Type glossary: Typographic terms, definitions and examples.
Typefitting chart: Calculate the ideal line length for a specific body text.
SPIEKERMANN, Erik and E.M. Ginger: Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (2nd Edition) Mountain View, Calif: Adobe Press, 2002.
STONE, Terry Lee: Color Design Workbook: A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design Glouchester, Mass.: Rockport Publishers, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Robin: The Mac is not a typewriter (2nd Edition) Berkeley, Calif.: Peachpit Press, 2003.
BARRY, John D. (ed.): Contemporary Newspaper Design. New York: Mark Batty Publisher, 2004.
BRINGHURST, Robert: The Elements of Typographic Style (3rd Edition) Point Roberts, Wash: Hartley and Marks, 2004.
CRAIG, James: Designing with Type: The Essential Guide to Typography. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2006.
HURLBURT, Allen: The Grid: A Modular System for the Design and Production of Newpapers, Magazines, and Books. New York: Wiley, 1982.
MEGGS, Philip B., and PURVIS, Alston W. Meggs’ History of Graphic Design.
NELSON, Roy Paul: The Design of Advertising, Seventh Ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Brown and Benchmark, 1994.
PIPES, Alan: Production For Graphic Designers 4th edition London: Laurence King Publishing, 2005.
QUINN, Sara: Eyetracking the News St. Petersburg, Fla.: Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 2007.
TUFTE, Edward R.: Envisioning Information. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 1990.
The work of Otl Aicher: Best known for designing the international signage for the 1972 Munich Olympics.
CHAOTIC: A design project blog.
Design is Kinky: This appears to be a social networking site for designers and artists.
Gunnar Swanson: Well-respected designer needs to update his site.
MetaDesign: Erik Spiekermann’s company
Spiekerblog: Erik Spiekermann’s blog, well worth a visit.
Milton Glaser Inc. Famous for his posters.
paul-rand.com: Everything about this seminal designer.
Obey Giant: Sheppard Fairey’s blog.
Raymond Loewy official site: Includes a gallery of his work.
RotoDesign: Patrick Broderick is the king of retro design.
Vignelli Associates: Massimo Vignelli’s corporate site.
The Artchive: Art history with brilliant scans of many works of art.
Linotype, The Movie: You can watch clips, access other resources or buy the movie.
The Webpage of the Roycrofters: Arts and crafts community
Type vendors, designers
This is not an exhaustive list. I have used many of these sites; others just look interesting.
Type Directors Club: This is really more of a club for those interested in type. Lots of information.
Color Matters: Short, snappy lessons in color theory.
Colour Lovers: “A resource that monitors and influences color trends.”
The Official Crayola Site: For the designer’s inner child.
International Color Consortium: “To promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.”
The Poynter Institute: Color, Contrast & Dimension in News Design This is a free interactive course.
Other cool sites
Color Magazine: Very cool photography and design elements.
Fashion Trend Setter: Get hip to color.