100 creative blogs and websites for designers to follow in 2016

Inspiration is everywhere if you’re open to it, but sometimes you just need some blogs packed with visual goodies that are right up your alley.

We’ve researched and explored the wild web to bring you 100 blogs and websites in design that are worth your while.

Here they are:

1. webdesignledger.com

If you’re looking for a blog where you can find all kinds of web design related topics and resources, Web Design Ledger is the right place. The website includes categories such as design inspiration, tips and tutorials for UI, graphics, web development and more. They are doing their best to come up with the latest news and information for each and every one of the web designers and developers out there.

Twitter: @webdesignledger

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://webdesignledger.com/new-google-helwhat-they-love
  2. http://webdesignledger.com/four-different-styles-of-card-design-layout
  3. http://webdesignledger.com/apple-gives-the-pencil-a-makeover-interview-with-jonathan-ive

 

2. webdesignerdepot.com

What’s great about this web design blog is that you can improve your knowledge in the field by reading articles written by worldwide expert designers. They write passionately about every design related topic you might think of: CSS, HTML5, jQuery, web development, typography, usability, design tutorials and so much more. And, as if that’s not enough, Web Designer Depot offers freebies, deals and, also, they run contests and have a comics category, all to keep their readers engaged.

Twitter: @DesignerDepot

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2015/02/free-download-59-flat-style-illustrations/
  2. http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2015/05/designing-patterns-the-biggest-web-trend-of-2015-so-far/
  3. http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2015/07/7-secrets-for-enhancing-ux-with-micro-interactions/

 

3. designrfix.com

Designrfix.com is a web design blog whose aim is to share their knowledge with the designer community, in order to “evolve the art”, as they put it. The website showcases design tutorials, graphic design and web design related articles, inspirational artwork and so on. Also, they offer freebies and free resources.

Twitter: @Designrfix

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designrfix.com/web-design/absolute-minimum-novice-web-designer
  2. http://designrfix.com/freebies/free-download-infographic-pack
  3. http://designrfix.com/web-design/web-design-mistakes-to-avoid

 

4. creativeoverflow.net

The name says it all. Everything here is about creativity. The purpose of this online design magazine is to provide inspiration, advice and tutorials to those interested in design.

Twitter: @creativeofblog

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://creativeoverflow.net/frequent-mistakes-graphic-designer-makes-and-how-to-fix-them/
  2. http://creativeoverflow.net/3-ways-a-creative-logo-design-can-affect-your-brand/
  3. http://creativeoverflow.net/10-free-design-resources-that-are-useful/

 

5. justcreative.com

JUST Creative was founded by Jacob Cass, a freelance graphic designer who specializes in logo design and brand identity design. He describes his blog as his “design studio”. Being a very experienced designer, Jacob’s blog posts focus on all areas of design and creativity, ranging from (but not limited to) graphic design, logo design, web design, branding, advertising, typography, resources, marketing, user experience and more.

Twitter: @justcreative

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://justcreative.com/2015/01/02/web-design-trends-predictions-2015/
  2. http://justcreative.com/2015/06/13/2015-logo-design-trends-best-inspiration/
  3. http://justcreative.com/2015/05/05/15-stunning-font-combinations-for-your-inspiration/

 

6. webdesign.tutsplus.com

Whether you’re a design guru or just a rookie in this field, webdesign.tutplus.com is everything you need. Besides a great deal of web design related articles and tutorials, they also offer hundreds of video courses on HTML, CSS, Photoshop, UI and more. Not to mention they even have a learning guide on web design for kids! Hone your skills by taking web designs from start, through to completion.

Twitter: @wdtuts

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/10-drawing-myths-that-block-your-progress–cms-23892
  2. http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-laser-cut-self-mailer-using-adobe-illustrator-and-indesign–cms-24615
  3. http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/30-amazing-websites-for-free-stock-and-design-resources–cms-24256

 

7. swiss-miss.com

Swiss-miss is a design blog founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg. She describes it as her “personal visual archive”. Although being something more like a diary, anyone who has a passion for design can come here and find a lot of design insights. What is more, you won’t get bored, as Tina knows how to insert some funny posts amongst the more serious ones.

Twitter: @swissmiss

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.swiss-miss.com/2015/10/how-to-draw-a-person.html
  2. http://www.swiss-miss.com/2015/05/procastinator-patch.html
  3. http://www.swiss-miss.com/2015/06/monyay-notifly.html

 

8. smashingmagazine.com

One of the best websites in terms of updates about web design trends and resources is Smashing Magazine, no doubt about it! They do a fantastic job delivering quality articles for advanced web designers and developers. The team there, helped by the magazine’s experts panel, covers design, coding, mobile, graphics, UX and WordPress. But there’s more: the website has a huge e-book library, providing “in-depth knowledge and expertise” related to design.

Twitter: @smashingmag

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/09/lean-mobile-ux-lessons/
  2. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/02/05/designing-digital-technology-for-the-elderly/
  3. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/04/how-to-become-a-ux-leader/

 

9. sixrevisions.com

The first time you visit Six Revisions, it strikes you with its minimalist design. It might look old-fashioned, but that’s only because they care about designs that work, not necessarily fancy effects. They publish articles, guides, tutorials and news for the design community. They focus mainly on CSS, HTML, JavaScript, web design/development, design inspiration, UX and UI design.

Twitter: @sixrevisions

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://sixrevisions.com/resources/games-that-teach-how-to-code/
  2. http://sixrevisions.com/infographics/69-web-design-tips/
  3. http://sixrevisions.com/inspiration/clean-websites/

 

10. siteinspire.com

Do you like the idea of a website which offers a gallery and showcase of the best web and interactive design inspiration? If you feel that your creative spirit is failing you sometimes, don’t worry, siteInspire is there to help you. They have over 2500 websites that you can search by type, subject or style. They look for simplicity, not “excessive gimmicks or decoration”.

Twitter: @siteinspire

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.siteinspire.com/websites/3820-mah-ze-dahr-bakery
  2. http://www.siteinspire.com/websites/5212-landscape
  3. http://www.siteinspire.com/websites/5918-gorky-park

 

11. littlebigdetails.com

LittleBigDetails is certainly not your average design website. It’s actually a curated collection of design details. You will definitely appreciate it as being fresh, funny and clever. Their posts are also short, so you won’t have the time to get bored. In fact, you’ll only want to keep going through their collection of creative tips!

Twitter: @littlebigdetail

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://littlebigdetails.com/post/127392630679/ios-the-icon-for-voice-memos-is-a-waveform
  2. http://littlebigdetails.com/post/113069501344/evernote-automatically-converts-date-format
  3. http://littlebigdetails.com/post/130616849160/spotify-when-you-cancel-your-spotify-service

 

12. designm.ag

DesignM.ag is a website dedicated to the web design and web development community. They have a blog, a design gallery and a news section submitted by users. Also, as they know it’s difficult to search around on various websites looking for design jobs, they created a design job board.

Twitter: @DesignMagTweets

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designm.ag/tutorials/44-photoshop-web-design-layout-tutorials/
  2. http://designm.ag/web-designs/web-design-trends-for-2015/
  3. http://designm.ag/resources/top-ux-ui-tools-and-resources-that-you-should-use/

 

13. designinstruct.com

Did you know that Design Instruct was co-founded by Jacob Gube, who is also the founder of Six Revisions? No wonder the content is just as good. Design Instruct aspires to bring high-quality articles and tutorials in order to “keep creative minds informed, interested and inspired”. They cover digital art, web design, graphic design and more.

Twitter: @designinstruct

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designinstruct.com/iconlogo-design/vintage-logo-designs-by-joe-white/
  2. http://designinstruct.com/visual-inspiration/examples-modern-masters-art-deco-style/
  3. http://designinstruct.com/free-resources/10-free-clean-minimal-resume-templates-help-get-job/

 

14. davidairey.com

David Airey is a graphic designer and writer who specializes in brand identity design. You may not find anything too technical on his blog, but you will definitely find design insights and inspiration in his artsy articles.

Twitter: @DavidAirey

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.davidairey.com/typefaces-for-people-with-dyslexia/
  2. http://www.davidairey.com/pigeon-loft-schmidt-architects/
  3. http://www.davidairey.com/trade-marks-symbols-book-1973/

 

15. creativebloq.com

For any designer who wants to keep in touch with the latest ideas and news in the field of web design, Creative Bloq is the answer. The blog features a wide variety of articles, tutorials, op-eds and interviews across web design, graphic design, 3D, digital art and more.

Twitter: @CreativeBloq

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.creativebloq.com/computer-arts/first-real-alternative-photoshop-launched-and-its-free-21514137
  2. http://www.creativebloq.com/logo-design/6-tips-using-grids-logo-design-11513984
  3. http://www.creativebloq.com/typography/mistakes-everyone-makes-21514129

 

16. blog.spoongraphics.co.uk

Spoon Graphics is Chris Spooner’s personal blog. And if you’re into Illustrator and Photoshop, he will thrill you with his how-to guides for those two. But he also shares news and inspiration related to design and artwork. Furthermore, he often gives for free quality design resources which you can add to your own design toolkit.

Twitter: @chrisspooner

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/my-top-30-fonts-with-the-sexiest-ampersands
  2. http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/showcase-of-stylish-single-weight-line-art-illustrations
  3. http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/30-creative-beer-bottle-label-packaging-designs

 

17. abduzeedo.com

Abduzeedo is one of the most popular websites in the design community. And for a reason! Not only do they offer a lot of articles and tutorials for the design enthusiasts, but they are also very open to feedback. They post daily inspirations submitted by their users. Is there a better way to make your readers feel like they are a part of this awesome community?

Twitter: @abduzeedo

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://abduzeedo.com/daily-inspiration-1974
  2. http://abduzeedo.com/daily-inspiration-2085
  3. http://abduzeedo.com/illustrator-vs-photoshop

 

18. designmodo.com

Design Modo was launched in 2010 and has since been one of the greatest resources of information on web design and web development and everything related to design. They provide highly-rated UI packs, which you can buy from their online shop. But they have some free packs for you as well!

Twitter: @Designmodo

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designmodo.com/30-sets-of-watercolor-free-brushes-for-photoshop/
  2. http://designmodo.com/tools-devices-designer/
  3. http://designmodo.com/web-design-trends-2015/

 

19. alistapart.com

A List Apart is an online magazine that really stands out. It sets itself apart from other design websites due to its unique style. And when I say unique I first think about the unfussy appearance of the website. Then I have in mind the exceptionally well-written articles which explore the design, development and meaning of web content. A List Apart sets the standards in the web design field.

Twitter: @alistapart

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://alistapart.com/article/quantity-queries-for-css
  2. http://alistapart.com/article/object-oriented-ux
  3. http://alistapart.com/article/reframing-accessibility-for-the-web

 

20. uxbooth.com

If you’re into user experience (UX) design, UX Booth might just be what you’re looking for. They share stories about business or content strategy, information architecture, interaction design, visual design and more. Besides articles, they have podcasts, conferences, infographics and other valuable resources a UX practitioner needs.

Twitter: @UXBooth

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/user-stories-a-foundation-for-ui-design/
  2. http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/ux-a-process-or-a-task/
  3. http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/making-simple-ideas-simpler/

 

21. designtaxi.com

DesignTAXI is a highly-influential website in the design sector. Forbes named them among the “top five sites for keeping up with creativity and design”. Are you tech-savvy, creative and excited about innovation? You should totally try DesignTAXI. They have loads of design inspiration for you – around 30 posts each day. Be prepared to supercharge your creative side!

Twitter: @designtaxi

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designtaxi.com/news/379510/LOL-Graphic-Designers-This-Is-How-You-Should-Charge-Your-Clients/
  2. http://designtaxi.com/news/380705/Adobe-s-Awesome-New-App-Lets-You-Design-Custom-Typefaces-Quickly-And-Easily/
  3. http://designtaxi.com/news/372711/An-Adorable-And-Unlikely-Friendship-Between-An-Owl-and-A-Dog/

 

22. veerle.duoh.com

Veerle’s blog is a place where you can find creativity and inspiration. Veerle is a well-known graphic designer who focuses on freelance print work. But she also writes articles and creates tutorials on design, CSS, XHTML. Most of her posts center on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. She is eager to “explore, share and teach” what she discovers on her own journey in the beautiful world of design.

Twitter: @vpieters

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://veerle.duoh.com/design/article/create_a_cityscape_in_adobe_illustrator
  2. http://veerle.duoh.com/design/article/create_a_complex_diamond_pattern_in_illustrator
  3. http://veerle.duoh.com/design/article/create_a_beach_illustration_in_adobe_illustrator

 

23. speckyboy.com

SpeckyBoy started out as the personal freelance web design homepage of Paul Andrew, but it rapidly grew into the influential design magazine that it is today. The team offers tutorials, time-saving techniques, useful resources and inspiration related to web design and development, graphic design, mobile development and more.

Twitter: @speckyboy

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://speckyboy.com/2015/02/27/elegant-modern-business-card-templates/
  2. http://speckyboy.com/2015/01/12/free-web-design-ebooks-2014/
  3. http://speckyboy.com/2015/02/11/css-puns-jokes/

 

24. designshack.net

Design Shack has established itself as one of the most inspiring design websites. Their articles cover everything a designer needs if he wants to be well informed: CSS, HTML, typography, UX design, graphics, layouts and many more. If you’re looking for inspiration, you can find that, too. And there’s a big gallery of websites that you can browse by type or color. Moreover, you can become a member and submit your own designs and inspirations for free!

Twitter: @designshack

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designshack.net/articles/graphics/whats-a-logo-grid-and-why-should-you-use-one/
  2. http://designshack.net/articles/graphics/how-why-prototypes-are-mandatory-for-good-design/
  3. http://designshack.net/articles/layouts/7-website-design-mistakes-that-drive-me-nuts/

 

25. naldzgraphics.net

I recommend Naldz Graphics if you’re into colourful websites which showcase helpful tutorials, inspirations and lots of information for the design community. Naldz Graphics has been around since 2008 and it is one of the most trusted design blogs out there. Oh, and if you’re interested in WordPress themes, they have a full category of articles focused only on that.

Twitter: @naldzgraphics

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://naldzgraphics.net/resources/finest-woocommerce-wordpress-themes/
  2. http://naldzgraphics.net/resources/premium-wedding-wordpress-themes/
  3. http://naldzgraphics.net/resources/flat-animated-icon-sets/

 

26. instantshift.com

My guess is you’ll love Instant Shift if you’re looking for carefully written, detailed and thought-provoking articles on design. Maybe that’s why Instant Shift is mostly visited by professional web designers and developers. So, whatever you’re seeking, if it’s related to web design and development, it’s there! And yes, that includes our most beloved freebies!

Twitter: @instantshift

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.instantshift.com/2015/06/02/improve-page-speed/
  2. http://www.instantshift.com/2015/01/28/seo-ranking-factors-infographic/
  3. http://www.instantshift.com/2015/05/11/19-popular-logos-with-messages-hidden-in-it/

 

27. tutorialzine.com

TutorialZine is a website where you can find “the coolest web development tutorials and resources”. Their articles focus on HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript and PHP. You can also get their book, jQuery Trickshots, for free, only by subscribing to their newsletter.

Twitter: @Tutorialzine

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://tutorialzine.com/2015/07/comparing-bootstrap-with-mdl/
  2. http://tutorialzine.com/2015/03/15-must-know-chrome-devtools-tips-tricks/
  3. http://tutorialzine.com/2015/05/15-awesome-and-free-javascript-books/

 

28. boagworld.com

Paul Boag is a well-known UX consultant, author and speaker. His blog is centered on UX design, web accessibility, content strategy, web development and more. The original BoagWorld podcast was the first podcast on web design.

Twitter: @boagworld

Most popular in 2015:

  1. https://boagworld.com/usability/user-experience-design-is-not-what-you-think/
  2. https://boagworld.com/accessibility/accessibility-is-not-what-you-think/
  3. https://boagworld.com/usability/why-your-website-continues-to-disappoint/

 

29. onextrapixel.com

OneXtraPixel is a “digital playground for people who want to learn” about web design and web development. Desiring to make the web a better place, they share useful tips, news, tutorials, tools and resources related to design. OXP’s articles are written by the community it serves.

Twitter: @onextrapixel

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.onextrapixel.com/2015/08/31/7-ted-talks-every-creatives-must-see/
  2. http://www.onextrapixel.com/2015/05/06/iq-option-a-great-website-and-app-with-an-innovative-design/
  3. http://www.onextrapixel.com/2015/06/08/flat-design-and-material-design-are-same-oh-are-they-really/

 

30. davidwalsh.name

David Walsh is a web developer and software engineer who, among other things, is a Senior Web Developer and evangelist for Mozilla. He doesn’t design the sites, he makes them work! Popular topics on his blog include tutorials on HTML5, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP and others. The guy really knows what he’s talking about, so make sure his blog is on your reading list!

Twitter: @davidwalshblog

Most popular in 2015:

  1. https://davidwalsh.name/essential-javascript-functions
  2. https://davidwalsh.name/fix-javascript-errors
  3. https://davidwalsh.name/flexbox-dice

 

31. blog.teamtreehouse.com

The Treehouse blog is the perfect place for you to hone your web design, web development and business skills. They have courses for beginners, as well as for pros! They also share success stories of the people in the design industry, in order to inspire you. Plus, you should check out their articles, they are well worth your time!

Twitter: @treehouse_blog

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/css-scroll-snap-points
  2. http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/7-good-developer-habits-wish-id-developed-sooner
  3. http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/animation-motion-design-treehouse-process-workflow

 

32. cognition.happycog.com

Happy Cog is a world-renowned web design and development agency and Cognition is their blog. Here, they express their thoughts and knowledge on topics ranging from design, UX, business, content strategy and more.

Twitter: @happycog

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://cognition.happycog.com/article/put-a-pseudo-class-on-it
  2. http://cognition.happycog.com/article/keep-the-web-healthy
  3. http://cognition.happycog.com/article/can-an-algorithm-do-your-job

 

33. line25.com

Remember Chris Spooner from Spoon Graphics? Well, Line 25 was also built by him. These two blogs are very similar in their structure. Nevertheless, the main difference is that Spoon Graphics concentrates on Illustrator and general design topics, whereas Line 25 focuses mainly on web design. Therefore, if you’re looking for inspiration, tutorials or in-depth overviews of web design trends, search no more! Line 25 has it all!

Twitter: @line25blog

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://line25.com/articles/25-free-resumecv-templates-to-help-you-get-the-job
  2. http://line25.com/articles/showcasing-ui-interaction-design-with-animated-gifs
  3. http://line25.com/inspiration/creative-websites-with-unusual-layouts

 

34. webappers.com

WebAppers is a blog whose aim is to share high-grade open source resources for web developers and web designers. Accordingly, if you’re a web designer, you’ll find here the best free icons, stock photos, brushes, fonts and design inspirations. On the other hand, if you’re a web developer, you’ll be delighted to come across the most excellent JavaScript and Ajax components.

Twitter: @webappers

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.webappers.com/2015/05/29/lets-chat-like-slack-but-open-source/
  2. http://www.webappers.com/2015/08/13/open-source-cms-built-on-node-js-and-mongodb/
  3. http://www.webappers.com/2015/08/18/15-new-websites-to-download-free-stock-photos/

 

35. friendsoftype.com

Friends of Type is a website which revolves around the art of four friends who are truly passionate about typographic design and lettering. They feature their original and unique work on this website and, once a month, they showcase the creations of a guest designer they admire. These talented guys provide lots of inspiration for everyone seeking quality design and well crafted type and lettering.

Twitter: @friendsoftype

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://friendsoftype.com/2015/09/dont-die/
  2. http://friendsoftype.com/2015/06/been-missn-you/
  3. http://friendsoftype.com/2015/07/hear-see-make/

 

36. grafik.net

Grafik.net was born as the continuation of a 20-year heritage of the printed Grafik magazine. It now stands as one of the world’s most inspiring graphic design websites. They focus on keeping you up-to-date with the latest design projects of both experienced and novice designers. But they also explore graphic design history and “provide a forum for thinking and writing about graphic design”.

Twitter: @grafikmag

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.grafik.net/category/exhibitions/italian-job
  2. http://www.grafik.net/category/case-study/block-party
  3. http://www.grafik.net/category/case-study/swiss-style

 

37. eyeondesign.aiga.org

Eye on Design is AIGA’s blog. And everyone who is into design should already know that AIGA stands for the American Institute of Graphic Arts, which was founded in 1914. Yes, it’s that old! Consequently, their well-trained eye is focused on the most inspiring and exciting creative projects from around the world. Topics range from graphic design to illustration and typography, to art and photography, to advertising and branding and much more.

Twitter: @AIGAdesign

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://eyeondesign.aiga.org/can-a-font-make-us-believe-something-is-true/
  2. http://eyeondesign.aiga.org/happy-hour-artsy-beach-wine-nautical-beer/
  3. http://eyeondesign.aiga.org/hey-internet-shut-up-about-hillary-clintons-campaign-logo-milton-glaser-is-here-with-the-final-word/

 

38. designoftheworld.com

Design of the World is curated by Josephmark, a design ventures practice in Brisbane, Australia. They believe in “the world-changing power of a great idea”. You’ll find here a plethora of design inspiration. As they take you on a journey to every continent, you’ll explore thoughtful designs from around the world: design that’s educational, eco-friendly or just plain awesome. What I love about this website is that it not only inspires you, but at the same time it introduces you to the culture of several communities in the world.

Twitter: @whoisjosephmark

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.designoftheworld.com/izabelin-house/
  2. http://www.designoftheworld.com/promise-pay/
  3. http://www.designoftheworld.com/space/

 

39. mr-cup.com/blog

Fabien Barral, also known as Mr-Cup, is a freelance graphic designer from France. He develops his own products: beautiful letterpress calendars and coasters. He started this blog because he wanted to have a place to present what inspires him. And, by doing that, he also provides us with lots of design inspiration!

Twitter: @iammrcup

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.mr-cup.com/blog/packaging/item/pablo-rusty-s-coffee-by-manual-creative.html
  2. http://www.mr-cup.com/blog/graphic/item/the-art-of-lettering.html
  3. http://www.mr-cup.com/blog/identity/item/savvy-studio.html

 

40. webfieldmanual.com

Designers all over the world will be delighted upon finding Web Field Manual. It’s a great curated list of resources covering web design and code. They only document the best information on designing experiences. You won’t find articles of their own, but they provide an “ever-expanding collection of inspiration for web designers, by web designers”.

Twitter: @WebFieldManual

 

41. thisiscollate.com

This Is Collate is Dave Smith’s personal blog. He is a graphic designer from Northern Ireland, who felt the need to create this blog in order to show the world what inspires him.

Twitter: @thisiscollate

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.thisiscollate.com/blog/2015/10/12/rosie-lee-stride
  2. http://www.thisiscollate.com/blog/2015/6/22/graphic-thought-facility-hult-international-business-school
  3. http://www.thisiscollate.com/blog/2015/10/20/always-with-honour-usps-coastal-birds

 

42. itsnicethat.com

It’s Nice That was founded in 2007 and, ever since, the team there has been promoting creativity through the most exciting and engaging artworks. Designers, photographers and all visual artists around the world can take delight in and be inspired by the works of art displayed here.

Twitter: @itsnicethat

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/klaus-frahm-fourth-wall
  2. http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/agnes-lloyd-platt
  3. http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/je-suis-charlie-responses

 

43. thisiscolossal.com

Colossal was launched in 2010 as the personal art and design blog of Christopher Jobson. This blog explores design, photography, animation, painting, installation art, architecture, drawing and street art. Colossal is here to remind us all that, while great things can be done digitally, there are still a lot of people who create fantastic pieces of art with their bare hands.

Twitter: @Colossal

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/dismaland/
  2. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/09/luna-moon-light/
  3. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/honey-on-tap/

 

44. plentyofcolour.com

Chloé Douglas, a designer from Vancouver, created this blog because she wanted to showcase what she loves so dearly: colour. And you’ve got plenty of it here! In her own words, colours allow her “to see the most ordinary things as nothing short of spectacular”. The colourful works of art are put into categories such as graphic design, architecture, illustration and many more. And if there’s one particular colour you’re passionate about, you can also search artworks by colour.

Twitter: @plentyofcolour

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://plentyofcolour.com/2015/01/30/sugamo-shinkin-bank-nakaaoki-branch/
  2. http://plentyofcolour.com/2015/01/12/project-charisma/
  3. http://plentyofcolour.com/2015/03/12/submerged-in-tiffany-blue/

 

45. demilked.com

DeMilked is a place where you can find the most crazy, unique and creative “artshakes”. These are meant to inspire and “encourage you to take on your most outrageous ideas”. There’s plenty of variety in the topics they cover, going from digital art to graphic design, body art, interior design, web design, industrial design, illustration, photography and the list goes on and on. Your artistic needs will definitely be fulfilled.

Twitter: @demilked

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.demilked.com/new-modern-funny-random-words-portmanteus/
  2. http://www.demilked.com/skeleton-candles-angry-owl-robert-scott/
  3. http://www.demilked.com/renaissance-paintings-recreated-auto-mechanics-photography-freddy-fabris/

 

46. seanwes.com

Seanwes is Sean McCabe’s personal blog on hand lettering, but it would be an understatement to say just that. Actually, his website is an inspiration not only for artists or people who are passionate about lettering. The content he shares makes you want to accomplish big dreams, as he explores the psychological side of things. He wants to help people find their passion and turn it into something profitable. There’s a large community of quality people who help each other become better at whatever it is they do. Go join them!

Twitter: @seanwes

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://seanwes.com/tv/104-part-1-of-7-how-to-validate-create-market-and-launch-a-product/
  2. http://seanwes.com/tv/105-part-2-of-7-how-to-validate-your-product-idea/
  3. http://seanwes.com/tv/106-part-3-of-7-improve-your-product-with-a-beta-group/

 

47. designclever.co.uk

Design Clever is a gorgeous Tumblr blog encompassing every kind of design you can think of. They also accept submissions from other designers. That’s because their goal is to showcase talented designers and their amazing art.

Twitter: @stopwaitaminute

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.designclever.co.uk/post/117256156945/we-dig-film-posters-love-wes-anderson-then
  2. http://www.designclever.co.uk/post/131082336995/symmetrysymptom-logotype-by-herb-lubalin
  3. http://www.designclever.co.uk/post/126783155245/thegraphicdivine-nokara-farms-pie-box-designed

 

48. aisleone.net

Aisle One is the personal blog of graphic designer Antonio Carusone. He’s passionate about everything related to design, but what inspires him most is typography. Also, he likes minimalist stuff and his posts are about modern approaches to design.

Twitter: @AisleOne

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.aisleone.net/2015/industrial-design/muji-toaster/
  2. http://www.aisleone.net/2015/design/albert-romagosa-design-cabinet/
  3. http://www.aisleone.net/2015/product-design/systematic-design/

 

49. thefoxisblack.com

The Fox Is Black is Bobby Solomon’s art and design blog. It explores the most intriguing and exciting parts of contemporary life and culture. Bobby shares inspirational ideas that range from design and culture, to music and film, to food and drinks and everything in between. Also, there’s an awesome project running since 2008: The Desktop Wallpaper Project. So, if you need some wallpapers, you can just choose from the massive and fascinating gallery created by gifted designers around the world.

Twitter: @thefoxisblack

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://thefoxisblack.com/2015/01/12/daily-routines-of-famous-creative-people-told-interactively/
  2. http://thefoxisblack.com/2015/06/16/theme-from-jurassic-park-slowed-down-by-1000/
  3. http://thefoxisblack.com/2015/09/15/these-pour-souls-pairs-cocktails-and-creativity/

 

50. underconsideration.com/brandnew

UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise which, among other things, runs a network of design-related blogs. Brand New is one of them. It came into existence in 2006, when reviewing the rebranding efforts of several companies became extremely popular. They still produce “opinions on corporate and brand identity work”. And they’ll keep this up and running as long as companies, organizations and products’ designs keep changing or are being introduced into the market.

Twitter: @ucllc

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_identity_for_sonos_by_bruce_mau_design.php#.VlzfP3YrLIU
  2. http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_for_facebook_done_in-house_with_eric_olson.php#.VlzfPnYrLIU
  3. http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_for_google_done_in_house.php#.VlzfwnYrLIU

 

 51. designiskinky.net

At Design is kinky you’ll find a particular brand of hypnotising art submitted by a variety of artists: graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, painters, video content creators and more. Design is kinky is basically an artist gallery, its purpose being to connect and intrigue.

Also, the chosen name of the website indicates that the creator and the team behind it must be fun at parties.

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designiskinky.net/mk12-movie/
  2. http://designiskinky.net/martin-albrecht/
  3. http://designiskinky.net/kimmo-metsaranta/

 

52. thegreatdiscontent.com

Story focused, risk-takers, makers, relevant artistry; these are the keywords that personify The great discontent. This print publication and online magazine talks about the purpose of art, the creative process and the long road to finding your artistic identity, all with an inspiring take on life. This is the kind of publication that has significance not only for people interested in design or art, but for anyone who enjoys stories and inspirational journeys. As a plus, The great discontent in itself is the result of a kickstarter campaign.

Twitter: @greatdiscontent

Most popular in 2015:

  1. https://thegreatdiscontent.com/interview/michael-bierut
  2. https://thegreatdiscontent.com/interview/mary-kate-mcdevitt
  3. https://thegreatdiscontent.com/digital-features

 

53. missmoss.co.za

This colorful lifestyle blog covers lovely things that the author finds aesthetically pleasing: from fashion, photography, all things vintage to travel and interior design. The delicate and graceful expression of taste sways you toward minimalism and it never grows tiresome or crowded. If there’s one way to describe Miss Moss, that is to say it is visually stunning.

Twitter: @miss_moss

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.missmoss.co.za/2015/02/19/stripes/
  2. http://www.missmoss.co.za/2015/07/28/cecile-figuettes-home-in-paris/
  3. http://www.missmoss.co.za/2015/09/28/la-home-tour-homepolish/

 

54. visuelle.co.uk

Visuelle is an online resource curated by David Bennet. Showcasing relevant design work with a persistent pattern of sleek, clean lines and with a decisive feel, this gallery brings together artists and marketers in search of ingenious ways to tell stories. The simplicity in design speaks volumes: less is more.

Twitter: @Visuelleuk

55. print.pm

Stingy with words, Print.pm proves that a picture is worth a thousand of those. This tumblr blog about print and graphic design is a daily source of inspiration featuring contemporary and vintage prints. Why is it special? Because it is so immersed and dedicated to its art form.

Twitter: @MJTJ_

 

56. theinspirationgrid.com

In its own words, Inspiration grid is an online magazine celebrating creative talent from around the world, a daily fix of design, art, illustration, typography, photography, architecture, fashion and more.

This unique window into the world of the contemporary artist has striking and eclectic visuals in a seemingly endless gallery.

Twitter: @inspirationgrid

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://theinspirationgrid.com/creative-typography-by-luke-choice/
  2. http://theinspirationgrid.com/amazing-street-art-by-etam-cru/
  3. http://theinspirationgrid.com/haiku-typographic-experiments-by-eli-kleppe/

 

57. 99u.com

With a mind for business, 99u is here to give a helping hand in motivation but it is first and foremost a mentality trainer. Ideas come up easily, but turning them into something real or material takes courage, effort and determination. 99u provides exactly what many creators need: a push.

Twitter: @99u

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://99u.com/articles/52244/the-second-leap-how-to-go-from-lone-freelancer-to-full-fledged-entrepreneur
  2. http://99u.com/articles/52075/5-real-life-salary-negotiations-and-what-you-can-learn-from-them
  3. http://99u.com/articles/51908/nobody-cares-how-hard-you-work

 

58. iloveligatures.tumblr.com

One stand-out tumblr blog I love ligatures is the place to go when in need of a spark, especially for those of us who still carry a fountain pen in our pocket. Here you will find art work in typography, calligraphy, lettering and oh, such beautiful writing. Some may even find a way out of writer’s block.

Twitter: @iloveligatures

 

59. awwwards.com

This is the website of the awards that recognise the merits of the very best web designers, developers and agencies in the world. The conferences and talks they organize are central in growing a designer community and in educating the inquisitive. Their motto is Learn and grow with the best.

Twitter: @awwwards

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.awwwards.com/web-design-awards/dassel-und-wagner
  2. http://www.awwwards.com/100-greatest-free-fonts-collection-for-2015.html
  3. http://www.awwwards.com/awards-of-the-month/nominees

 

60. designreviver.com

Design Reviver is a function over ornamentation design website that aims to bring useful information to designers. From the latest news in tech to an awesome bunch of how-tos, free downloads, inspiration and even advice on how to relax after a stressful day, Design Reviver is a must have in any web designer’s to-read-list.

Twitter: @DesignReviver

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designreviver.com/inspiration/30-of-the-best-fonts-designers-should-use-for-print/
  2. http://designreviver.com/articles/10-essential-skills-every-graphic-designer-should-have/
  3. http://designreviver.com/tutorials/how-to-create-brilliant-light-streaks-in-photoshop/

 

61. thedieline.com

If you’re looking for insight into the world of package design, The Dieline is the no.1 website to visit. It all started with one man’s quest to find inspiration while working as a packaging production artist. The website we see today is the result of work that occasionally got Andrew Gibbs (the brains behind the operation) kicked out of stores while snapping pictures of packaging on shelf.

Twitter: @TheDieline

If that doesn’t scream passion for your work, I don’t know what does.

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2015/6/12/wwf-just-packaging-designed-to-eliminate-packaging
  2. http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2015/4/9/concepts-we-wish-were-real
  3. http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2015/5/14/concepts-we-wish-were-real

 

62. 24ways.org

If you’re familiar with the advent calendar, then you know that in some places that calendar is all about finding a piece of chocolate each day for the first 24 days of December. 24 ways is somewhat that, only this ten year old tradition upheld religiously by hundreds of web designers is the geekiest way to get in the Holiday spirit: with a web design treat every day for the first 24 days of December. So get ready to be surprised because December is upon us.

Twitter: @24ways

All time most popular articles

  1. http://24ways.org/2011/front-end-style-guides
  2. http://24ways.org/2011/displaying-icons-with-fonts-and-data-attributes
  3. http://24ways.org/2014/is-agile-harder-for-agencies/

 

63. 99designs.co.uk/designer-blog

The Creative edge is a neat, compact designer blog where you can find the latest trends, tutorials and inspiration. This includes tips ranging from how to make your next PowerPoint presentation pop to learning how to be a digital nomad. It touches pretty much everything that has relevance for designers: it meets the needs. The exciting thing about this particular resource is the regular creative contests and the genuine care for the community.

Twitter: @99designs

Most popular in 2015:

  1. https://99designs.com/designer-blog/2015/09/22/photo-manipulation-tips-inspiration/
  2. https://99designs.com/designer-blog/2015/11/18/want-to-be-a-digital-nomad-how-to-work-from-anywhere/
  3. https://99designs.com/designer-blog/2015/11/06/master-your-creative-process-with-these-tips-from-99u/

 

64. thenextweb.com/section/creative

The Next Web is a comprehensive media publication focused on technology news, business and culture. One of its valuable, encyclopedic sized sections is called “Creative” and besides being immensely fun to read, it’s a useful resource for anyone interested in widening their knowledge of consumer design, both the technical and psychological side of it. While you browse through The Next Web you might find yourself going from article to article, because it’s that well written and interesting.

Twitter: @TheNextWeb

 

65. ucreative.com

UCreative is a lovely resource for creative entrepreneurs and dreamers who are finding their way into the pragmatic world of business. This reliable website offers creative insight, resources and freebies.

Twitter: @UCreativeNtwrk

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.ucreative.com/biz-features/so-you-want-to-launch-a-website/
  2. http://www.ucreative.com/biz-features/15-worst-products-ever-to-become-successful/
  3. http://www.ucreative.com/biz-features/history-of-women-in-the-workplace-infographic/

 

66. shillingtondesignblog.com

Shillington Design Blog is a blog set on both current and future designers. With a unique approach, it gives you the possibility to kickstart your career in design with world-class graphic design courses as well as browse for jobs & other opportunities in companies on three different continents. Interested readers can contribute by submitting their own posts and have them published the following week directly on the blog.

Twitter: @Shillington_

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://shillingtondesignblog.com/why-brisbane-is-australias-best-kept-creative-secret/
  2. http://shillingtondesignblog.com/50-design-blogs-you-have-to-read-this-year/
  3. http://shillingtondesignblog.com/30-essentialfree-resourcesfor-designers/

 

67. designer-daily.com 

This neat graphic and web design blog contains daily wonderfully crafted articles with inspiring illustrations, tips and resources, just the kind to ignite a creative spark. The design of the website mostly goes unnoticed due to its light nature, making it very easy to focus on ideas and the hauntingly beautiful featured art. All of this makes Designer Daily a great choice for a morning read, right before you get ready to start your work day.

Twitter: @designerdaily

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.designer-daily.com/animals-that-dont-want-to-stay-between-the-lines-55202
  2. http://www.designer-daily.com/25-inspiring-examples-of-monogram-logos-53150
  3. http://www.designer-daily.com/brands-redesigned-by-hand-52369

 

68. companyfolders.com/blog

As you can easily deduce from the title, Company Folders is in the business of printing custom folders for companies, which entails a lot of design work. What makes their blog really pop up is the interesting choice of topics and the undeniable content quality, which they value over quantity.

With their informed and savvy how-tos, they’ve won us over.

Twitter: @CompanyFolders

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.companyfolders.com/blog/design-perfect-business-logo-infographic
  2. http://www.companyfolders.com/blog/83-graphic-design-portfolio-websites
  3. http://www.companyfolders.com/blog/55-cool-photoshop-text-effect-tutorials

 

69. formfiftyfive.com

The first thing I notice when visiting a website, especially a design one, is the visual component. With Form Fifty Five the first impression goes along the lines: well this is different. Far from being apprehensive, the FFF is an international showcase of creative work with a cool team of designers, illustrators, coders and makers. Their goal is to keep Form Fifty Five in the lead of current design.

Twitter: @FormFiftyFive

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://formfiftyfive.com/2015/04/riccardo-guasco-nastro-azzurro-peroni/
  2. http://formfiftyfive.com/2015/07/nick-deakin-sheffield-childrens-hospital/
  3. http://formfiftyfive.com/2015/02/celebrating-massimo/

 

70. robertoblake.com/blog

Roberto Blake is a digital artist and graphic designer with great interpersonal skill and the willingness to teach others. His aim to help other creatives regardless of training and experience is genuine, he has created numerous resources and tutorials to help educate and he even does free webinars. He also has a youtube channel where he frequently inspires people to “create something awesome today!”. Naturally, his bona fide dedication has earned him a loyal following.

Twitter: @robertoblake

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://robertoblake.com/blog/2015/05/career-advice-for-young-graphic-designers/
  2. http://robertoblake.com/blog/2015/04/graphic-design-portfolio-advice-in-2015/
  3. http://robertoblake.com/blog/2015/05/how-to-use-instagram-as-a-graphic-designer/

 

71. creativeroots.org

If you still don’t believe that good wins over evil, Creative Roots sneaks their cute rhizomes to tug at the strings of your heart. The goal of Creative Roots is to lay out gorgeous representative design on the world map, the works of design that somewhat personify nations and illustrate the basic core of humanity. While we certainly revel in our differences, there’s no better time to appreciate our similarities than right now.

Twitter: @creativeroots

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://creativeroots.org/2015/04/new-york-city-prints/
  2. http://creativeroots.org/2015/02/lisbon-tile-trader-cortico-netos-contribution-portugals-identity/
  3. http://creativeroots.org/2014/12/great-wave-kanagaw-typeface/

 

72. dexigner.com

The world’s leading online portal for creatives, Dexigner is clearly oriented toward the professionals. Their main focus is news and competitions and their goal is to inform as well as to engage designers.

Twitter: @dexigner

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.dexigner.com/news/27946
  2. http://www.dexigner.com/news/28105
  3. http://www.dexigner.com/news/27992

 

73. designjuices.co.uk

Planning to get your creative juices flowing, this blog does a wonderful job of exhibiting talented designers, photographers, illustrators and more. Their insightful interviews shine a light on the work of today’s top designers. They have regular giveaways and freebies to reward their readers, but really, the care they put in their articles is rewarding enough.

Twitter: @DesignJuices

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.designjuices.co.uk/2015/02/design-books-2015/
  2. http://www.designjuices.co.uk/2015/05/freelance-illustrator-designer-scott-soeder/
  3. http://www.designjuices.co.uk/2015/01/freelance-illustrator-frankie-strand/

 

74. ilovenewwork.com

With a word play title based on the world famous Milton Glaser logo, New Work is lead by a group of creatives who aim to bring inspiration through their online activity while also bringing people together for various events. It is included in our top 100 list because the New Work articles have a thoughtful quality both in the choice of featured artists and writing. Prepare to be inspired.

Twitter: @NewWork

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://ilovenewwork.com/2015/09/01/ok-google/
  2. http://ilovenewwork.com/2015/07/14/hedof/
  3. http://ilovenewwork.com/2015/07/23/tdf/

 

75. icanbecreative.com

I can be creative is a great, complex resource for designers with intriguing articles on design, mostly Photoshop and Illustrator based tutorials but also freebies, showcases and web development ideas. I can be creative visuals combine the artistic and the advertorial which can be an art form in itself as the boundaries seem to move and blur. As to the entrepreneur designers, you will find great business and management suggestions here.

Twitter: @icanbeCreative

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://icanbecreative.com/article/how-to-shoot-dreamy-photos-trick-photography-tips/
  2. http://icanbecreative.com/article/useful-free-photoshop-actions-for-photographers/
  3. http://icanbecreative.com/article/packaging-designs-for-inspiration/

 

76. uxmag.com

Created specifically to meet the needs of User Experience designers, UX Magazine explores storytelling, visualisation, the technical and the psychological aspects of not good, but great user experience based on user-centered research. Ux Magazine doesn’t scratch the user experience surface it goes straight to the core and explains the inner workings of the industry machine. While it is incredibly useful for designers, it is an intriguing read for the design ignorant who wants to know more about how psychological design works.

Twitter: @uxmag

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://uxmag.com/articles/4-techniques-of-successful-ux-executives
  2. http://uxmag.com/articles/when-theres-nothing-left-to-take-away
  3. http://uxmag.com/articles/what-i-meant-was

 

77. thedsgnblog.com

TDB is an exciting design blog created and curated by 23 year old Ena Bacanovic, with a taste for simple, clean lines and occasional humor. Bringing high quality daily inspiration and featuring designers worldwide, TDB also promotes young designers, new-comers and students. “Don’t just be a designer, be a good one”

Twitter: @thedsgnblog

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://thedsgnblog.com/post/133230949586/yvonne-moser
  2. http://thedsgnblog.com/post/132556426811/mayra-monobe
  3. http://thedsgnblog.com/post/132961436971/guan-hao-pan

 

78. creativenerds.co.uk

This whimsical resource for designers was created to pass on knowledge, experience and the strikingly beautiful eclectic visuals bring an added impulse to the tutorials and advice articles. You can also find freebies, inspiration and news for the designer in you.

Twitter: @creativenerds

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://creativenerds.co.uk/freebies/milk-splashes-free-photoshop-brush-set/
  2. http://creativenerds.co.uk/freebies/80-free-awesome-modern-and-vintage-camera-vector-icons/
  3. http://creativenerds.co.uk/freebies/pencil-messy-strokes-free-photoshop-brush-set/

 

79. logogeek.co.uk

The power of the right logo is undeniable; it’s very important to get it just right, to find the one that is representative for your business and that stands out. Ian Paget, the creator of Logo Geek and a leading graphic designer who creates brand identities and memorable logo designs, shares insights and advice on inspiration, crafting a logo and developing your technique.

Twitter: @Logo_Geek

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://logogeek.co.uk/logo-design/a-designers-guide-to-creating-logo-files/
  2. http://logogeek.co.uk/logo-design/a-designers-guide-to-creating-a-logo-design-brief/
  3. http://logogeek.co.uk/logo-design/a-logo-treasure-hunt/

 

80. lovelypackage.com

Lovely package is an extensive package design blog with a simple straightforward concept, exhibiting the product alongside the product description. The design pieces exhibited range from medication, beverages, candy wrappers, jewelry, anything you can think of that can be packaged. It works because with an archive of over 6 years and effective categorizing, the Lovely Package is the go to packaging design resource and database.

Twitter: @LovelyPackage

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://lovelypackage.com/fringe-alchemy-soap/
  2. http://lovelypackage.com/1800%c2%ae-tequila-essential-artists-series-2/
  3. http://lovelypackage.com/student-work-bryan-ku/

 

81. ilovetypography.com

As the title suggests, this blog was created by a typography and lettering enthusiast: John Boardley, a man preoccupied with the origins of the written word. On I love Typography you’ll find fascinating, very well written articles that combine history and design. I will certainly be on the lookout for his upcoming book on typographic firsts.

Twitter: @ilovetypography

 Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://ilovetypography.com/2010/08/07/where-does-the-alphabet-come-from/
  2. http://ilovetypography.com/2013/01/12/a-firm-turn-toward-the-objective-josef-muller-brockmann-1948-1981/
  3. http://ilovetypography.com/2012/09/25/beauty-and-ugliness-in-type-font-design/

 

82. typeforyou.org

Type for you brings together lettering enthusiasts, with relevant interviews and news, keeping you informed and up to date with the world of typography. I leave you with a wonderful quote I found here, a quote that explains the fascination people have with typography.

“The purpose of typography is to build a bridge from one mind to another.

The nature and quality of that bridge determines what travels across it”

Bruce Mau

Twitter: @typeforyou

83. booooooom.com

Booooooom is Canada’s largest art platform where you can submit your art work be it film, photo, illustration, design, and let yourself be inspired by other creatives.

Twitter: @Booooooom

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.booooooom.com/2015/01/08/cartoonists-illustrators-around-world-respond-charliehebdo-attack-paris/
  2. http://www.booooooom.com/2015/09/21/hayao-miyazakis-nature-park-for-children/
  3. http://www.booooooom.com/2015/08/07/weekend-music-three-french-girls-mashup-summer-2015-biggest-pop-songs-with-cello-and-a-drum/

 

84. inspirationhut.net

True to its name, the Inspiration Hut brings forward hauntingly beautiful illustrations, patterns, paintings, photographs, sculptures, typography and so on. Each and every one of the exhibited pieces is carefully picked, insightful and thought awakening.

Twitter: @inspiration_hut

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://inspirationhut.net/design-resources/12-mind-blowing-photoshop-actions-transforms-image-piece-art/
  2. http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/flawless-3d-glass-paintings-by-xia-xiaowan/
  3. http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/beautiful-paintings-and-drawings-by-charmaine-olivia/

 

85. typetoken.net

This online publication showcases visual language, experimental typography and iconography. A mix between technical and symbolic, it features contributions from designers worldwide who try to be a source of inspiration and stimulus for other creatives. Sharing is caring.

Twitter: @typetoken

 Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.typetoken.net/typeface/dan-cassaro-%e2%80%93-young-jerks/
  2. http://www.typetoken.net/typeface/the-rules-of-typography/
  3. http://www.typetoken.net/publication/alan-kitchings-a-z-of-letterpress/

 

86. inspirationfeed.com

Inspiration feed is one of the most cheerful blogs out there. It’s comprised of advice in advertising, architecture, fashion, design, and random lists. They have resources, freebies and tutorials for experienced and amateurs alike. As to photography, if you’re looking to make your fill of photography info and tips, this is the blog for you.

Twitter: @Inspirationf

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://inspirationfeed.com/inspiration/quotes-inspiration/70-quotes-about-love-and-relationships/
  2. http://inspirationfeed.com/photography/45-cute-animal-photos-that-will-cheer-you-up/
  3. http://inspirationfeed.com/photography/30-examples-of-luxurious-car-photography/

 

87. ddesignerr.com

If you’re looking for a fun to read and occasionally heart melting design blog that is full of resources, tools, freebies and advice, DdesignerR is the right place to be. Just take a moment, grab a cup of tea and unwind for a few moments (…then go back to designing stuff). Even for those of us who are not designers, the humorous articles and intriguing featured art make it worth while to return.

Twitter: @ddesignerr5

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.ddesignerr.com/meanings-of-famous-advertising-slogans/
  2. http://www.ddesignerr.com/20-free-handpicked-decorative-fonts/
  3. http://www.ddesignerr.com/katerina-plotnikovas-portrait-with-real-animals/

 

88. gooddesignmakesmehappy.com

That feeling when everything in the room makes sense and mint towels are perfectly folded with lines aligned, that’s how I understand the feeling of joy that stems from good design. For graphic designer Hannah Dollery, Good design makes me happy began as an inspiration journal that grew to become a source of inspiration for many. Every single piece is beautiful and chosen with delicate taste.

Twitter: @hannahdollery

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.gooddesignmakesmehappy.com/2015/04/project-love-mecca-cosmetics.html
  2. http://www.gooddesignmakesmehappy.com/2015/01/project-love-somi-intimates.html
  3. http://www.gooddesignmakesmehappy.com/2015/03/project-love-cacoa-cultura.html

 

89. weandthecolor.com

In the world of design it seems that it’s not hard to keep believing, especially with all the wonderful resources like We and the color, which aim to promote creativity and show that is has no limits. Besides inspiring aka showcasing artists, We and the color provides creatives with tools such as fonts, graphics, books and themes.

Twitter: @weandthecolor

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://weandthecolor.com/catapulta-fest-identity-by-studio-face/52167
  2. http://weandthecolor.com/colorful-animal-logos-by-ivan-bobrov/51297
  3. http://weandthecolor.com/mark-logotype-design-maria-gronlund-motion-birth/37767

 

90. inspiredm.com

Want to get an extra dose of inspiration? Inspired Mag welcomes you with a serious web design and art archive meant to ignite creative thought. The articles, besides being well crafted and informed, have catchy titles and focus on the practical side of design as well as the theory.

Twitter: @inspiredmag

 Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://inspiredm.com/4-reasons-czar-might-prove-king-wordpress-themes/
  2. http://inspiredm.com/10-best-free-wordpress-themes-released-in-july-2015/
  3. http://inspiredm.com/10-free-low-cost-photoshop-alternatives/

 

91. wallpapermag.tumblr.com

WallpaperMag is an online magazine encompassing inspiring and entertaining galleries that manage to stir enthusiasm with a light display in the background. It’s all about the art of not suffocating art.

This is the kind of publication that makes you think… I love that bed, I need to change my nightstand, maybe I should start a design blog because just looking at this stuff makes my heart sing.

It’s gorgeous.

Twitter: @wallpapermag

 

92. adsoftheworld.com

Any ad creator wants to see what happens in the ad community all over the world and Ads of the world has a solution for this being the single greatest worldwide advertising archive.

Twitter: @adsoftheworld

 

93. creativereview.co.uk

Creative Review is an online magazine drawing attention to advertising, architecture, design, fashion, and so on. At the end of each and every year they dedicate a section on their website to the work they feel represents best the said year in aspects of design, advertising and other crafts. They also help their readers find jobs in art, digital or graphic design.

Twitter: @CreativeReview

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2010/february/curiouser-and-curiouser
  2. http://creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2015/march/depaul-homeless-shelter-posters
  3. http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2015/september/channel-4-rebrands-with-help-from-jonathan-glazer-and-neville-brody/

 

94. designschool.canva.com

Canva happens to be the smoothest, easiest to use tool for non designers who want to create designer-quality products. The Canva Design School educates with lovely tutorials, intuitive graphic design options, business advice as well as branding and business identity insights. If you are just getting started in design or if you’re involved in any other craft that requires strong visuals, you will want to check it out.

Twitter: @canva

Most popular in 2015:

  1. https://designschool.canva.com/blog/taking-long-walks/
  2. https://designschool.canva.com/blog/motivational-quotes-inspiring-posters/
  3. https://designschool.canva.com/blog/10-things-never-say-graphic-designer-probably/

 

95. core77.com

Core 77 serves a devoted audience of industrial designers, it is a valuable resource and source of inspiration as well as a means of bringing designers together with competitions, awards and shows. While the magazine is focused on the industrial designers, it proves to be intriguing for any space design/ enthusiast organizer or just curious people who like pretty things. It’s awesome.

Twitter: @core77

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.core77.com/posts/41704/How-Much-Weight-Soldiers-Carry-and-Incredible-POV-Footage-of-a-Massive-Paratrooper-Drop
  2. http://www.core77.com/Object-Culture
  3. http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/lart_de_lautomobile_est_trop_beau_19182.asp

 

96. designobserver.com

The Design Observer Group features new works on design, pop culture, urbanism, as well as social innovation all while bringing out the best creatives in their respective fields. Just as the title suggests, the blog observes while design and people change and shift into exciting directions. This is the best thing about design, it is ever changing and always moving for the better. Visually speaking The Design Observer does not disappoint, it kind of has a chic vintage business-sign feel.

Twitter: @DesignObserver

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://designobserver.com/feature/henri-matisse-the-lost-interview/38738/
  2. http://designobserver.com/feature/architecture-vs-the-people/38862/
  3. http://designobserver.com/feature/books-matter/38752/

 

97. logodesignlove.com

Logo Design Love is a website developed for creatives or business owners interested in logos and brand identity design. Anyone involved in creating visual identity or fascinated by it will find this fresh, graceful blog quite helpful.

Twitter: @LogoDesignLove

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.logodesignlove.com/google-identity
  2. http://www.logodesignlove.com/everything-is-design-the-work-of-paul-rand
  3. http://www.logodesignlove.com/alphabet-logo

 

98. designsponge.com

Design Sponge is a lifestyle blog with articles covering interior design, business and management, food, drinks and travel. The publication offers a glimpse at wonderful homes all over the world, providing designers and the many of us who are rethinking that one unhappy furniture choice, with practical aesthetic solutions.

Last but not least, the author clearly has a mind for entrepreneurship, and who stands to lose from learning a bit about business?

Twitter: @designsponge

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.designsponge.com/2014/12/worldly-influences-down-south.html
  2. http://www.designsponge.com/2015/07/a-plant-designer-and-djs-easy-going-brownstone.html
  3. http://www.designsponge.com/2015/02/anna-potters-home.html

 

99. zeldman.com

Online since what appears to be the beginning of time (1995), Zeldman.com is a respected journal of web design thought, news and information created by the renowned entrepreneur, web designer, author and web design speaker Jeffrey Zeldman. Despite its basic look, Zeldman.com still brings in readers who come for the high quality content, for the tradition, for the motivation and even for the basicness.

Twitter: @zeldman

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.zeldman.com/2015/05/31/my-website-is-20-years-old-today/
  2. http://www.zeldman.com/2015/09/10/all-websites-look-the-same/
  3. http://www.zeldman.com/2015/09/18/ad-blocking-and-the-future-of-the-web/

 

100. bannersnack.com/blog

The Bannersnack Blog is moving at a fast pace toward becoming one of the most relevant resources in design, aimed specifically at professional designers. More than an eye pleasing how-to archive, Bannersnack is trying to change the world in a small way.

Besides, they have a passionate, dedicated team. Or so I heard:)

Twitter: @bannersnack

Most popular in 2015:

  1. http://www.bannersnack.com/blog/bannersnack-not-free-app/
  2. http://www.bannersnack.com/blog/design-important-content-marketing/
  3. http://www.bannersnack.com/blog/modern-designer/

 

This is our pick for 100 relevant blogs in design.

Of course we might have missed some really good ones, so if you know a good design resource let us know in the comments below and the list can always expand.

Also, good job hanging on until the very last one.


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