Blogs, Mad about Design is a new book from maomao publications. It showcases screenshots and brief descriptions from more than 250 blogs that are, well, mad about design.
All blogs are allocated a double-page spread, and what I like most about the collection is how the authors behind each site were asked to recommend three design blogs, also listed throughout the book.
It’s quite a hefty hardback, with more than 500 pages, so wouldn’t fit through my letterbox. I was still in bed when the postman called yesterday, but my neighbour was outside at the time, saving me a trip to the post office HQ (thanks, Steven).
Brand Flakes for Breakfast
Designers who Blog
It’s Nice That
It’s Nice That aims to remove what is “nice” in the worlds of graphic design, illustration and the creative arts in general and turn it into something significant and sincere.
The three notable mentions from Will Hudson, Alex Bec and Jez Burrows (on Twitter) include:
Behance Team Blog
The Behance Team blog is there too, though is one of the very few that doesn’t feature a top three.
A year or so back, Behance founder Scott Belsky (on Twitter) kindly invited me over to create a portfolio, but I still haven’t found the time to upload anything. To those with a profile, how is Behance working for you?
I Love Typography
Tina (Twitter profile) shares some fantastic links / products / resources on her site, and gives these three blogs a mention in the book:
The book contains loads of blogs I’ve yet to visit, and plenty I read regularly. A few more worthy mentions include Andy Rutledge, The Dieline, ideasonideas, Noisy Decent Graphics, Brand New, and AisleOne.
For more recommendations see the top 50+ graphic design blogs.
Both of my blogs (this one and Logo Design Love) were kindly included, and it was humbling to have a number of other blog authors list my site in their favourites. Thank you!
I checked on both the maomao publications website, and on Amazon, but can’t find the book offered for sale. If you know different, do let me know and I’ll update with a link.