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January 22, 2011

Some Interesting Design Blogs

This blog is also meant to be a design resource for our students. In this first post about design resources, we will be exploring other design blogs that are worth following to keep up with what's going on in the field.

Do you know a design blog worth mentioning that we haven't listed? Do you write one? Please, submit your URL and we'll be happy to review it and add it to the list.

Voice: AIGA Journal of Design
Edited by Steven Heller, this is the official online publication for the AIGA. Articles include interviews, essays and criticism. Professionals in the field such as Ellen Lupton, whom many of you must know as the author of typography textbooks, are regular contributors. Subscribing to the RSS feed of this blog is definitely worth it to keep yourself current and informed. Also, you'll be amazed at the number of professional designers who write about design—a possibility you should definitely consider if you're good at writing and designing isn't quite enough for you...

Advertising/Design Goodness
This blog showcases the best (and sometimes the worst, in order to spark a discussion) in advertising all around the world. Great selection of TV commercials as well as print ads.

The Ad Mad
Creative advertising and design blog.

A List Apart
Great resource for web designers and developers.

All Things Paper
Run by Ann Martin, a paper artist in Delaware, this blog showcases amazing examples of paper art from around the world. Definitely to consider if you want to discover and explore ways to use paper to enhance your designs.

Brand New
Focusing on branding and corporate identity, this blog compares old and new logos for the same company and shows that sometimes redesigns are a fail...

Cool Hunting
An online publication about trends and innovations in design, technology, art and culture. Great resource for inspiration.

Cool Infographics
The title says it all. Great selection of information graphics.

Core 77
An industrial design online magazine that sometimes features graphic, interactive and web design as well.

Creative Review Blog
From the UK, an inspirational showcase of advertising, design and visual culture.

CSS Beauty
Great resource for web designers and developers.

CSS Lounge
Gallery of beautiful CSS sites and news for web designers and developers.

Great interior design blog.

This is in Italian, but it's worth mentioning because the findings are fabulous and include graphic design, web design, industrial design, photography, book arts, graffiti and all things visual.

The Design Cubicle
Run by Brian Hoff, a designer in Philadelphia, this blog focuses on client education and design awareness.

Design Is History
This site was part of the graduate thesis of designer Dominic Flask at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, and it's an awesome resource to learn about the history of design, famous designers of the past and the present as well as different categories of design.

Design Milk
Architecture, interior design, art, style and fashion, technology.

Design Observer
One of the most popular design publications, with editors and contributors such as Michael Bierut, Debbie Millman and Jessica Helfand.

Design Sponge
Great home and product design resource.

Design You Trust
Updated hourly, this blog is a huge source of inspiration for designers and creatives.

The Dieline
Everything package design.

Doodlers Anonymous
Fun and inspiring. You can submit your doodles, too.

Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog
Great resource for illustrators, animators, cartoonists and graphic designers. 

More cool infographics.

Fonts In Use
An awesome display of fonts "at work" in the "real world". Extensive galleries of ads, books, newspapers, magazines, logos, posters, packaging, signage, motion graphics, etc categorized by typefaces. 

FPO: For Print Only
Great resource for print designers in search of inspiration in terms of printing techniques. Think beyond the digital press! (If the budget allows for it...)

A web magazine published by Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. Keep yourself in the loop about local design happenings.

Good Department
For designers with a social conscience who want to do good.

How Magazine
Online version of the magazine all graphic designers should read.

Illusion 360
Showcasing the world's most amazing art, design, technology and video.

Illustration Mundo
Everything illustration.

I Love Typography
Simply FONTastic...

Information Is Beautiful
More cool infographics.

The Inspiration Room
Graphic design, interactive design, TV and print advertising.

Everything letterheads.

Logo Design Love
All about logos. Just logalicious.

Lovely Package
Showcasing the best in package design.

New at Pentagram
Inspiration from one of the top design studios in the nation.

OMG! Posters
Everything posters.

Paper Crave
More paper goodies including awesome letterpressed cards.

Pikaland: The Illustrated Life
Cool art and illustration blog from Malaysia.

Smashing Magazine
Awesome resource for everything web design.

The Skinny
Inspiration and updates from Veer.

Cool design findings by Tina Roth Eisenberg, Swiss designer in New York.

A great source of typographic inspiration.

Urban Sketchers
Very inspiring sketches from cities all around the world.

W3sh Magazine
This is in French, but it's worth mentioning because of the cool industrial design and technology findings.

Web Creme
Showcasing the best in web design.

Webdesigner Depot
Great resource for web designers that sometimes also features print design, cartoons, art and more inspiring stuff.

Yanko Design
Product design, interior design, technology, architecture.

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