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Game Art, Animation and Graphic Arts: Books & Journals

Covers Animation; Concept and Comic Art; Game Art; Graphic Design and Illustration


Books are particularly useful for an introduction to or broad overview of a topic. The Library has both print books and E-Books and you will find both by searching Library Search.

In the library, books about the same subject are assigned the same shelfmark number which you will find on the spine of each book and listed on the catalogue. Here is a selection of shelfmarks for Games Art, Animation and Graphic Arts:

Animation: cinema   791.433

Animation: drawing        741.58

Animation: techniques     778.5347

Drawing techniques  743

Graphic design  741.6

Illustration  741.9

Lettering, calligraphy  745.6

Multimedia (computing)       006.6

Multimedia (systems)          006.7

Posters and advertising  769.5

Photography  770

Typography  686.2

Video Art               778.59

Visual communication     152.14

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Use journals to find:

  • useful information, research and discussions
  • different view points from different authors
  • current information as journals are published quicker than books.
You can find journal articles by searching Library Search and also by searching individual databases as listed on the Databases' tab of this guide.

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