50 Graphic Designing Blogs by davidairey.com

50 graphic design blogs


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 categorised them byGoogle PageRank (PR) — Google’s way of determining the authority of a website, but don’t read toomuch into the PR, as all contain useful articles, with some blogs having an authority all on their own.

PR 7 blogs

Design Observer

Design Observer: writings about design & culture

Smashing Magazine

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


Core77 / design magazine + resource /

PR 6 blogs

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 – 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 – 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 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

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

you the designer

You the Designer – Graphic Design Blog

PR 5 blogs

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 – Design, typography and everything else.


Anamorphosis. learn design create

Be A Design Group

Be A Design Group – a blog for graphic designers, created in March of 2004 by Adrian Hanft and Bennett Holzworth.

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 Adaptations

Design Adaptations | Charity Ondriezek

Design is Kinky

Design is Kinky – a proudly Australian blog on design

Design Sojourn

Design Sojourn | Strategic Industrial Design Blog

Design Mag

DesignM.ag — Articles and Resources for Web Designers

Design View

Design View: Articles, Essays and Opinions by Andy Rutledge

Fuel Your Creativity

Fuel Your Creativity – Find your spark

Grain Edit

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

Graphic Define

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

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

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

The Serif

The Serif – Your daily dose of design inspiration

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 dedicated to typography, fonts, lettering and typefaces

PR 4 blogs


AdGoodness – advertising and design blog from Frederik Samuel

Numbers 51 and upwards

Andy Budd

Andy Budd :: Blogography – based in Brighton, England


Computerlove – Connecting Creative Talents

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

Laughing Lion Design

Laughing Lion Design : Graphic Design & Illustration Ireland

Lealea Design

Lealea Design: Blogblog: Design inspiration and introspection

Luz Cannon

Luz Cannon: The Work of David Brooks : Designer, Photographer and Audio Producer


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

Randa Clay Design

Randa Clay Design – Design, Marketing, Blogging, Branding and all things Creative

September Industry

SeptemberIndustry | a showcase of the best in international graphic design


SonSpring | Journal by Nathan Smith

Swiss Cheese and Bullets

Swiss Cheese and Bullets by Daniel Gray

We Made This

We Made This (It’s Our Blog)

Your Brain on Design

Your Brain on Design: A Graphic Design Blog | Leslie Tane Design

PR 3 blogs

gradient dropshadow curve

gradient dropshadow curve – by Henry Tapia

Just Creative Design

Just Creative Design – by Jacob Cass

Truly Ace

Truly Ace – Graphic Design Blog

Tutorial Blog

Tutorial Blog – Design Articles and Tutorials



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