Top 50 graphic design blogs
It’s not so easy finding quality graphic design authors. So to make things easier for you, here I present my top 50 graphic design blogs. I’ve categorised these blogs by their Google PageRank (PR), which is Google’s way of determining the authority of a website / blog.
*Don’t read too much into the PageRank, as all of these sites contain excellent articles, some blogs having an authority all on their own
PR 8 blogs
Veerle’s blog 2.0 – Webdesign – XHTML CSS | Graphic Design
PR 7 blogs
Authentic Boredom – by graphic designer, Cameron Moll
Core77 / design magazine + resource /
Design Observer: writings about design & culture
Hicksdesign – Journal of a small creative agency based in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK, authored by Jon Hicks
Subtraction 7.0 – NYTimes.com’s Design Director, Khoi Vinh, blogs about design and other relevant info.
Veer: The Skinny – provides visual elements for use in professional creative work
PR 6 blogs
Be A Design Group – a blog for graphic designers, created in March of 2004 by Adrian Hanft and Bennett Holzworth.
BittBox – Homemade vector freebies, design tips, tutorials and bitts.
CR Blog – News and views on visual communications from the writers of Creative Review
Designers who Blog – features blogs discussing graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photography, branding, writing and advertising
Design is Kinky – a proudly Australian blog on design
Design View: Articles, Essays and Opinions by Andy Rutledge
Graphic Define Magazine – focuses on the business of running a graphic, interactive, or web design studio.
ideasonideas, a blog that invites dialogue on issues relevant to communication designers and brand strategists
I Love Typography, devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.
ISO50 – The Visual Work of Scott Hansen
Mark Boulton: Design Thinking. Web Delivery. By a designer based in Cardiff, UK.
NOTCOT.ORG – for your ideas + aesthetics + amusement.
Quipsologies – Corralling the most relevant and creative on- and off-line bits that pertain to the design community.
Randa Clay Design – Design, Marketing, Blogging, Branding and all things Creative
SonSpring | Journal by Nathan Smith
Speak Up > Design Dialog
Swiss Legacy – Graphic design and typography
swissmiss – tina roth eisenberg | swiss designer gone nyc
Typographica. A Journal of Typography.
PR 5 blogs
Anamorphosis. learn design create
Andy Budd :: Blogography – based in Brighton, England
Chris Glass, The Last 10 Days. A creative fella’s journal from Ohio.
Design Adaptations | Charity Ondriezek
Design Notes published by Michael Surtees who tries to see life filtered through design as opposed to placing design on a pedestal
Elliot Swan survived three days without the internet
Graphic Design Blog – graphic design, freelancing, illustration, advertising, web design
Inspiration Bit – Get inspired and learn from the latest technology, art and design buzz on the Web.
Jasongraphix :: A journal of art, thoughts, and projects by Jason Beaird
Lealea Design: Blogblog: Design inspiration and introspection
Luz Cannon: The Work of David Brooks : Designer, Photographer and Audio Producer
Noisy Decent Graphics by Ben Terrett, a Graphic Designer in London
Reflections – the personal blog of Paul Enderson, a freelance web and graphic designer from England
Russell Davies – incredibly diverse UK-based blog on topics associated with design
The Serif – Your daily dose of design inspiration
things to look at – plenty of images, and oddly, things to look at
Tutorial Blog – Design Articles and Tutorials
Type for you. A blog on typography, by Pedro Serrão, a graphic designer from Porto, Portugal.
PR 4 blogs
Ace Jet 170 – Found type, print and stuff
AdGoodness – advertising and design blog from Frederik Samuel
AisleOne – Design, typography and everything else.
Computerlove – Connecting Creative Talents
creativebits | Apple orientated design community (must register to comment)
Creative Curio – Learn, discuss and explore the realm of graphic design.
Numbers 51 and upwards
PR 4 blogs
David the Designer – don’t underestimate the knowledge this man has acquired (and don’t call him Dave)
FormFiftyFive – Design Inspiration – the pet project of designers Glenn Garriock and Jack Daly
gradient dropshadow curve – by Henry Tapia
graphicPUSH – “a sporadically but faithfully updated design blog”
Journale – Asgeir Hoem – A Blog on Design, Typography, Creativity and Randomness
Laughing Lion Design : Web, Graphic Design & Illustration Ireland
Milienzo – Aaron Russell blogs about web and graphic design, the creative industry and multimedia…
Smashing Magazine – a weblog dedicated to web-developers and designers
We Made This (It’s Our Blog)
PR 3 blogs
Creative Guy – tips, tricks, tutorials and discussion about Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator for designers running Mac OSX
Gazelle Creative – by Elizabeth Jackson (a.k.a. Zabs)
Grain Edit – covers contemporary graphic design / illustration, as well as design from the from the golden era of advertising (1950s–1970s).
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