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@Issue Journal of Business & Design
A List Apart
Ace Jet 170
Ad Contrarian
Beast Pieces
Brand New
Container List
Creative Review
Daniel Gray
design work life
Graphic Journey
I Love Typography
Information Architects
Letters of Note
Moving Brands
Noisy Decent Graphics
russell davies
Shoebox Dwelling
Social Design Notes
The Branding Source
The Crossed Cow
the johnson banks thought for the week
this isn’t happiness
Unit Editions
We Made This
WordPress Blog

I also make a point of visiting the websites of those who leave comment, and people I follow on Twitter often have me clicking their tweets.

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November 2, 2010


For the “what if” series, Lee, I imagine it takes a lot of time creating something new. I want to give it a shot myself.

To everyone else, thanks, and you’re very welcome.


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

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.

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.

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.

@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.

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!

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.

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.

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:

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! :-)

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!

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.

Hello! My name is Alexandra McBride and I am a graphic design student. I am currently reading your book, “Work for Money, Design for Love.” Eventually I want to be able to freelance full time and your book inspired me to start making a plan for it. If you have time, I would really appreciate it if you could take a look at my website and give me feedback on how to improve!

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