Online Design Collections

Explore a selection of our online collections and discover the rich history of American communication design. These visual and educational collections help showcase the value of design in the community. Click through each collection to better understand the impact design can have on your world.

Design Excellence

AIGA Medal

The medal of AIGA has been awarded since 1920 to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements to the advancement of the field of design.

AIGA Design Archives collection grid featuring The Invisible City, poster by Chermayeff & Geismar, rows of travel tags

AIGA Design Archives

AIGA Design Archives represents the quality of work being created, as well as shifting aesthetics and sensibilities of the designers of the day. This rich online resource features more than 20,000 selections from AIGA’s design competitions dating back to 1924, as well as special collections of historic works from major American design firms and practitioners.

View the work and learn more about the collections, including selections that are housed at the Denver Art Museum, at

Explore the Archives

Documenting the Shifting Aesthetics and Sensibilities of the Design Community for More Than a Century

AIGA’s archives and special collections identify, preserve, and make available works of enduring value. Your support makes it possible to increase access to resources, support research, and elevate the diverse and impactful stories of design and designers.