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 I present my Top 50 Graphic Design Blogs. I’ve categorised them by Google PageRank (PR) — Google’s way of determining the authority of a website.
*Don’t read too much into the PageRank, as all of these sites contain excellent articles, with some blogs having an authority all on their own.
PR 7 blogs
Design Observer: writings about design & culture
Smashing Magazine – a weblog dedicated to web-developers and designers
Core77 / design magazine + resource /
PR 6 blogs
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
Design Notes published by Michael Surtees who tries to see life filtered through design as opposed to placing design on a pedestal
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.
Randa Clay Design – Design, Marketing, Blogging, Branding and all things Creative
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
You the Designer – Graphic Design Blog
PR 5 blogs
Logo Design Love: a website dedicated to all things logo.
Ace Jet 170 – Found type, print and stuff
AisleOne – Design, typography and everything else.
Anamorphosis. learn design create
Be A Design Group – a blog for graphic designers, created in March of 2004 by Adrian Hanft and Bennett Holzworth.
Chris Glass, The Last 10 Days. A creative fella’s journal from Ohio.
Creative Curio – Learn, discuss and explore the realm of graphic design.
Designers who Blog – features blogs discussing graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photography, branding, writing and advertising
Design Adaptations | Charity Ondriezek
Design is Kinky – a proudly Australian blog on design
Design Sojourn | Strategic Industrial Design Blog
DesignM.ag — Articles and Resources for Web Designers
Design View: Articles, Essays and Opinions by Andy Rutledge
Elite By Design a freelance and web design community website
Fuel Your Creativity – Find your spark
Grain Edit – covers contemporary graphic design / illustration, as well as design from the from the golden era of advertising (1950s–1970s).
Graphic Define Magazine – focuses on the business of running a graphic, interactive, or web design studio.
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.
Inspiredology – covers everything that inspires us.
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
The Serif – Your daily dose of design inspiration
things to look at – plenty of images, and oddly, things to look at
Numbers 51 and upwards
PR 5 blogs continued
Type for you. A blog on typography, by Pedro Serrão, a graphic designer from Porto, Portugal.
TypeNeu dedicated to typography, fonts, lettering and typefaces
PR 4 blogs
AdGoodness – advertising and design blog from Frederik Samuel
Andy Budd :: Blogography – based in Brighton, England
BittBox – Homemade vector freebies, design tips, tutorials and bitts.
Computerlove – Connecting Creative Talents
creativebits | Apple orientated design community (must register to comment)
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
Laughing Lion Design : Web, Graphic Design & Illustration Ireland
Lealea Design: Blogblog: Design inspiration and introspection
Luz Cannon: The Work of David Brooks : Designer, Photographer and Audio Producer
NOTCOT.ORG – for your ideas + aesthetics + amusement.
SeptemberIndustry | a showcase of the best in international graphic design
SonSpring | Journal by Nathan Smith
We Made This (It’s Our Blog)
Your Brain on Design: A Graphic Design Blog | Leslie Tane Design
PR 3 blogs
Binky the doormat – Thoughts on design and visual culture by Daniel Gray
CrazyLeaf Design Blog – Web Design and Graphic Design Blog
Creative Guy – tips, tricks, tutorials and discussion about Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator for designers running Mac OSX
Designer Daily graphic design inspiration and resources
Gazelle Creative – by Elizabeth Jackson (a.k.a. Zabs)
gradient dropshadow curve – by Henry Tapia
Just Creative Design – personal blog of Jacob Cass, a graphic designer in Australia
Outlaw Design Blog – A Graphic Design Blog
Reflections – the personal blog of Paul Enderson, a freelance web and graphic designer from England
Truly Ace – Graphic Design Blog
Tutorial Blog – Design Articles and Tutorials
Lava360 – Design Inpiration & free Stuff