In graphic design, as with all other creative professions, it is just as important to know what came before you as it is to have a vision for where you are going. Surfing around this afternoon, I came across The Design Encyclopedia – an effort to make design history available using a wiki platform. What caught my eye was the wiki theme and the care that was taken to make it appear unwiki-like.
The Design Encyclopedia, part of the underconsideration network
Come to think of it, there are a few other historical graphic links I have stashed away for reference and inspiration: