November 28, 2011

TIME magazine covers: worldwide differences

The difference between the US version of the TIME cover and that of the rest of the world recently proved to be a popular comparison on Reddit, with some calling it censorship.

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June 17, 2011

Boat Magazine

This lovely publication dropped through my letterbox the other day — the first issue of Boat Magazine.

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June 2, 2011

Patterns in design

When I find it more of a challenge than usual to come up with ideas, it helps to return to design in its most natural form.

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March 29, 2010

Olympic pictograms through the ages

Designer and AIGA medalist Steven Heller commentates on Olympic pictograms through the ages in this short video from the New York Times.

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November 12, 2007

50 graphic design blogs

I compiled this list of design blogs back in 2007. Many are no longer updated, and I’ve since unsubscribed from quite a few. Here’s a more current selection.

It can take time finding talented graphic designers, but it's fair to say the best have a healthy online presence. So to make things easier, here are some graphic design blogs worth a look. I've listed them by Google PageRank — Google's way of determining a website's authority, but don't read into it too much — many have an authority far beyond a single digit.

Design Observer

Design Observer: writings about design & culture

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine – a weblog dedicated to web-developers and designers

Core77

Core77 / design magazine + resource /

Authentic Boredom

Authentic Boredom – by graphic designer, Cameron Moll

Coudal Partners

Coudal Partners: a forum for creativity and experimentation

Creative Review Blog

CR Blog – News and views on visual communications from the writers of Creative Review

Dexigner

Dexigner – popular design portal featuring the latest design news

Hicks Design

Hicksdesign – Journal of a small creative agency based in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK, authored by Jon Hicks

I Love Typography

I Love Typography, devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.

Mark Boulton

Mark Boulton: Design Thinking. Web Delivery. By a designer based in Cardiff, UK.

Quipsologies

Quipsologies - Corralling the most relevant and creative on- and off-line bits that pertain to the design community.

Russell Davies

Russell Davies – incredibly diverse UK-based blog on topics associated with design

Speak Up

Speak Up > Design Dialog

subtraction

Subtraction 7.0 – NYTimes.com's Design Director, Khoi Vinh, blogs about design and other relevant info.

swissmiss

swissmiss – tina roth eisenberg | swiss designer gone nyc

Typographica

Typographica. A Journal of Typography.

Veer The Skinny

Veer: The Skinny – provides visual elements for use in professional creative work

Veerle's Blog

Veerle's blog 2.0 – Webdesign – XHTML CSS | Graphic Design

Logo Design Love

Logo Design Love: a website dedicated to all things logo.

Ace Jet 170

Ace Jet 170 – Found type, print and stuff

AisleOne

AisleOne – Design, typography and everything else.

Chris Glass

Chris Glass, The Last 10 Days. A creative fella's journal from Ohio.

Creative Curio

Creative Curio – Learn, discuss and explore the realm of graphic design.

Design Notes

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

Designers who Blog – features blogs discussing graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photography, branding, writing and advertising

Design is Kinky

Design is Kinky – a proudly Australian blog on design

Design Mag

DesignM.ag — Articles and Resources for Web Designers

Design View

Design View: Articles, Essays and Opinions by Andy Rutledge

Grain Edit

Grain Edit - covers contemporary graphic design / illustration, as well as design from the from the golden era of advertising (1950s–1970s).

ideasonideas

ideasonideas, a blog that invites dialogue on issues relevant to communication designers and brand strategists

Inspiration Bit

Inspiration Bit – Get inspired and learn from the latest technology, art and design buzz on the Web.

ISO50

ISO50 – The Visual Work of Scott Hansen

Jasongraphix

Jasongraphix :: A journal of art, thoughts, and projects by Jason Beaird

Noisy Decent Graphics

Noisy Decent Graphics by Ben Terrett, a Graphic Designer in London

positive space

Positive Space :: The Graphic Design Blog

Spoon Graphics

Spoon Graphics - the personal project of Chris Spooner, a UK based Graphic / Web Designer.

Swiss Legacy

Swiss Legacy – Graphic design and typography

The Dieline

The Dieline – packaging design blog

things to look at

things to look at – plenty of images, and oddly, things to look at

Type for you.

Type for you. A blog on typography, by Pedro Serrão, a graphic designer from Porto, Portugal.

TypeNeu

TypeNeu dedicated to typography, fonts, lettering and typefaces

AdGoodness

AdGoodness – advertising and design blog from Frederik Samuel

Andy Budd

Andy Budd :: Blogography – based in Brighton, England

Computerlove

Computerlove – Contemporary Creative Culture

David the Designer

David the Designer – don't underestimate the knowledge this man has acquired (and don't call him Dave)

Elliot Swan

Elliot Swan survived three days without the internet

FormFiftyFive

FormFiftyFive – Design Inspiration – the pet project of designers Glenn Garriock and Jack Daly

graphicPUSH

graphicPUSH – "a sporadically but faithfully updated design blog"

Graphic Design Blog

Graphic Design Blog – graphic design, freelancing, illustration, advertising, web design

NOTCOT.ORG

NOTCOT.ORG - for your ideas + aesthetics + amusement.

Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray

We Made This

We Made This (It's Our Blog)

Just Creative Design

Just Creative Design – by Jacob Cass

Truly Ace

Truly Ace – Graphic Design Blog

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Update:
Don't forget to check out the blogs I subscribe to — changed a lot since this post was published.

David Airey
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