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Author: JLB

Published On: June 1, 2009

As a graphic designer, I do a lot of blog reading. I do it for several reasons: 1) It’s important that I stay up on current trends, whether to design to them or make sure that I stay away from them. 2) Inspiration is a major one. I subscribe to several blogs that aren’t just graphic design oriented. I find that reading up on cultural trends sometimes inspires me more than specific graphic design trends. 3) I don’t know everything. I read blogs to learn from guys that have been designing way longer than I have and know the ropes way better than I do.

Here’s just a small handful of some of my favorite blogs…

http://www.logodesignlove.com/ – “Logo Design Love is a website devoted to logos.” Posts range from fun logo iterations to serious logo design tips.

http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/ – “Opinions on corporate and brand identity work.” Brand New posts before and after images of corporate rebrandings (is that a word?).

http://www.atimetoget.com/ – “Not for this. Not for that. For everything in between. For work. For avoiding work. For inspiration. For a resource. For entertainment. For a minute. For an hour. The good, the bad, and yes, even the ugly. In a world that has no time for anything, there is always a time to give, and every once in a while…….. a time to get.” I love this blog. This dude has sick style and is a good writer to boot. Always keeping me up on the latest WWII inspired clothing.

http://ilovetypography.com/ – “…iLT is designed to inspire its readers, to make people more aware of the typography that’s around them.” Hey, I love typography too. It’s only natural that I read this amazing blog. Such rich content!

http://www.thedieline.com/blog/ – “The Dieline is dedicated to the progress of the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Its purpose is to define and promote the world’s best examples of packaging, and provide a place where the package design community can review, critique and stay informed of the latest industry trends and design projects being created in the field.” I rarely have a chance to do package design, but I don’t care. I love checking this one.

http://mermag.blogspot.com/ – “My name is Merrilee and I am an illustrator, painter and designer. This blog is a collection of my creative endeavors as well as a sampling of all things that inspire me including illustration, fine art, fashion, design, pattern, textiles, and interiors as well a peek into my work and my life.” This woman is one of the most truly creative people I’ve ever seen.

http://www.theselby.com/ – “the selby features photographs, paintings and videos by todd selby of interesting people and their creative spaces” Some people just have a knack for creating totally sweet workspaces. I love this dudes photography.

Man…I could go on and on. I hope you all enjoy reading these blogs as much as I do.

Thanks for reading.


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