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Visual Resources Centre: Design

Visual resources for design

Are you looking for information on different kinds of materials, images of from different time periods, design classics and ceramic art? Visual resources for design are available in specialist databases such as Material ConneXion or the Vogue Archive, but also in a variety of services that contain cultural history and design history.

Resources marked with a lock are usable within the Aalto University network and usable remotely with Aalto University login.

Resources marked with a heart contain entirely or partially openly licensed materials that can be freely used.

Observe each resource's usage rights carefully to ensure that the specified permissions cover your intended use.

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Visual resources for design

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Promostyl collection

At the VRC you can use the Promostyl trendbook series covering fashion, interiors and packaging design from 1980s to the present day. The series has information about seasonal trends, colours and materials. They also include rich illustrations, drawings, material and textile samples. Promostyl trendbooks contain the following series (in French and English):

  • Influences
  • Women
  • Men
  • Colour
  • Sportswear
  • Baby & Children
  • Youth
  • Lingerie
  • Fabrics, prints, patterns
  • Shoes
  • Bags & accessories