Design Resources

Whether you are publishing with the Libraries or via another route, when creating a new publication, you will want to consider the use of color and design elements to create a unique presence for your work. You can use the resources listed below, other resources you find, or you may consider hiring a graphic designer. Some of these resources are freely available while others may require a fee for use. Please review any terms or license statements before use.

 

M Libraries PublishingWorks officially published by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing will include two design elements: Our stamp and the University of Minnesota's wordmark.

 

Color Palette Sites

Adobe Color CC
DaGraeve.com Color Palette Generator
design seeds
Wes Anderson Palettes
color me nyc

Fonts

These fonts may be used for designing images, but please use web-safe fonts when building your site.

Google Fonts
1001 Fonts
Dafont
Typewolf

Icons and Graphics

Noun Project
openclipart

Images

Wikimedia Commons
Flickr Creative Commons
Flickr Commons (Public Photo archives)
Getty Open Content Program
iStock
Fotolia
photodune

Design Tools

Canva
PicMonkey
ColorZilla
Easel.ly
Piktochart

Publishing Services Team

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