Design blogs on my subscription list

Every day or so I’ll drop by Google Reader Feedly to read new posts from relevant websites. It’s where I find some of the things I tweet.

You said you’d like to see what I subscribe to, and as such…

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Design blogs

@Issue Journal of Business & Design
A List Apart
Ace Jet 170
Ad Aged
Ad Contrarian
Beast Pieces
Brand New
Creative Review
Daniel Gray
Design Observer
design work life
Graphic BirdWatching
Graphic Journey
I Love Typography
Identity Designed
Information Architects
Logo Design Love
Moving Brands
Noisy Decent Graphics
russell davies
Shoebox Dwelling
Social Design Notes
Sterling Brands: The 3rd Button
The Branding Source
The Crossed Cow
the johnson banks thought for the week
The Story of Telling
things to look at
Type for you.
Unit Editions
We Made This
WordPress Blog

There are a couple of my own blogs in there. That’s just to check the feeds are okay.

I also make a point of visiting every blog linked to by commentators on my sites, and those I follow on Twitter often have me clicking-through from their tweets.

Anyway, hopefully you’ll have discovered one or two new subscription-worthy design blogs.

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39 responses

  1. For the “what if” series, Lee, I can imagine it takes a lot of time creating something new. I want to give it a shot myself. Just not right now.

    To everyone else, thanks for the visit. Glad to offer a few links of use.

  2. David,

    Most of them are new to me. Thanks for revealing them. Now we know what all you appreciate.

    We at have published a list of blogs that we appreciate. Here and here. Hope some of them interest you.

    — FULLfx

  3. Hi david – I have been following you for ages and love your site. Just wanted to say thanks for the list and hopefully you might want to check out my new site.

  4. Hi David – I have been following your site for ages and just wanted to say thanks for the list, I am always looking for new sites to check out. Maybe you might want to check out my new shellshockdesign co uk site and let me know your thoughts.

  5. That’s quite the exhaustive list. Thanks for posting because I’m currently working on expanding my website with a smoother, more user friendly design.

  6. @David thank you for the list, there are quite a few on there that I’ve never visited before.

    For my list it’s been UnderConsideration’s ventures (FPO, Brand New and Quipsologies), September Industry, sometimes Swiss Miss, etc.

    @Drew deviantART is too full of manga-maniacs to make it an easy-browsing design site.

  7. Hey David – thanks for the list. Any chance of a OPML export for a 1-click import into Reader? Would save a whole lot of time. Thanks!

  8. I thought about creating one, Max, and actually started until realising how long it’d take me, but if you’re adding all of these to your current subscriptions, you’ll have a hard time keeping up.

  9. David – can you explain why it would take so long? Google Reader can export a list in a few clicks.

    On my end, I already subscribe to far, far more feeds than I could read daily – I have software that sorts through them and finds interesting/popular/relevant posts.

  10. I was doing a search for good design blogs and came across this page. Great list David! Design Notes & A List Apart are two of my favs, but I look forward to checking out some of the others I hadn’t heard of before.

    If you have time you should checkout the new blog at Northern Ground (full disclaimer I work there now), but specifically follow Jay Beckman’s design posts. He’s incredibly talented and there are lots more good things to come from him:

  11. Hi,
    Thanks so much for posting the rather extensive blog list – I’m setting my own up (very early days and I’m working it all around my family and day job) and I’m looking to network. I’m a freelance graphic designer looking to eventually own and run my own agency.

    If you get the time please visit my blog and portfolio.

    Again, big thanks for posting this! :-)

  12. Hi David, thanks for this very extensive list! I’ve recently started blogging for our own graphics design work and want to network as much as possible. This is definitely a big help!

  13. Hey David, great websites.

    I think its time for a new list! Don’t you? If you do happen to add a new list, please look over the website I run, The Capsule. It features stories and images from various design disciplines such as graphic design, architecture, photography, and more.

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