Update: 02 November 2010
I published this collection back in 2007, albeit with a few minor updates here and there. Today I shared a new post showing the design blogs on my subscription list. That’s a more up to date selection.
It’s not easy finding talented graphic designers, but it’s fair to say the best have a healthy online presence. So to make things easier, here are my top 50 graphic design blogs. I’ve listed them by Google PageRank — Google’s way of determining a website’s authority, but don’t read into it too much, as many have an authority far beyond a single digit.
Design Observer: writings about design & culture
Smashing Magazine – a weblog dedicated to web-developers and designers
Core77 / design magazine + resource /
Authentic Boredom – by graphic designer, Cameron Moll
Coudal Partners: a forum for creativity and experimentation
CR Blog – News and views on visual communications from the writers of Creative Review
Dexigner – popular design portal featuring the latest design news
Hicksdesign – Journal of a small creative agency based in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK, authored by Jon Hicks
I Love Typography, devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.
Mark Boulton: Design Thinking. Web Delivery. By a designer based in Cardiff, UK.
Quipsologies – Corralling the most relevant and creative on- and off-line bits that pertain to the design community.
Russell Davies – incredibly diverse UK-based blog on topics associated with design
Speak Up > Design Dialog
Subtraction 7.0 – NYTimes.com’s Design Director, Khoi Vinh, blogs about design and other relevant info.
swissmiss – tina roth eisenberg | swiss designer gone nyc
Typographica. A Journal of Typography.
Veer: The Skinny – provides visual elements for use in professional creative work
Veerle’s blog 2.0 – Webdesign – XHTML CSS | Graphic Design
Logo Design Love: a website dedicated to all things logo.
Ace Jet 170 – Found type, print and stuff
AisleOne – Design, typography and everything else.
Chris Glass, The Last 10 Days. A creative fella’s journal from Ohio.
Creative Curio – Learn, discuss and explore the realm of graphic design.
Design Notes published by Michael Surtees who tries to see life filtered through design as opposed to placing design on a pedestal
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
DesignM.ag — Articles and Resources for Web Designers
Design View: Articles, Essays and Opinions by Andy Rutledge
Grain Edit – covers contemporary graphic design / illustration, as well as design from the from the golden era of advertising (1950s–1970s).
ideasonideas, a blog that invites dialogue on issues relevant to communication designers and brand strategists
Inspiration Bit – Get inspired and learn from the latest technology, art and design buzz on the Web.
ISO50 – The Visual Work of Scott Hansen
Jasongraphix :: A journal of art, thoughts, and projects by Jason Beaird
Noisy Decent Graphics by Ben Terrett, a Graphic Designer in London
Positive Space :: The Graphic Design Blog
Spoon Graphics – the personal project of Chris Spooner, a UK based Graphic / Web Designer.
Swiss Legacy – Graphic design and typography
The Dieline – packaging design blog
things to look at – plenty of images, and oddly, things to look at
Type for you. A blog on typography, by Pedro Serrão, a graphic designer from Porto, Portugal.
TypeNeu dedicated to typography, fonts, lettering and typefaces
AdGoodness – advertising and design blog from Frederik Samuel
Andy Budd :: Blogography – based in Brighton, England
Computerlove – Contemporary Creative Culture
David the Designer – don’t underestimate the knowledge this man has acquired (and don’t call him Dave)
Elliot Swan survived three days without the internet
FormFiftyFive – Design Inspiration – the pet project of designers Glenn Garriock and Jack Daly
graphicPUSH – “a sporadically but faithfully updated design blog”
Graphic Design Blog – graphic design, freelancing, illustration, advertising, web design
NOTCOT.ORG – for your ideas + aesthetics + amusement.
We Made This (It’s Our Blog)
Just Creative Design – by Jacob Cass
Truly Ace – Graphic Design Blog
Update: 02 November 2010
Don’t forget to check out the design blogs on my subscription list — changed a lot since this post was published.
I’ve since launched another design blog, Identity Designed, that might be of interest.