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Полезняшки - The 100 Best Design Blogs to Follow - ч.1

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Abduzeedo – A popular blog that covers a range of topics for designers and creatives, primarily as interviews and tutorials.

Creative Bloq – “Your daily does of design tips and inspiration” perfectly sums up the Creative Bloq – be sure to bookmark this one!

AisleOne –  An inspirational resource focused on design, typography, minimalism and modernism.

99Designs Blog – yeah, we all hate crowdsourcing and it’s unethical approach, but the 99Designs blog can be a regularly interesting read. I’ll give them that.

Swissmiss – clearly Swiss-inspired design blog which features a lot of creative images – be sure to check out their “tiny objects and Pantone chips” series.

The Next Web’s Creative News – TNW’s creative section of the blog is a superb resource for all things related to creative people. If you’re interested, they do have other sections worth looking at such as ’tech’, ‘money’ and ‘apps’ in the menu.

Hongkiat – Design tips, tutorials and inspiration.

You The Designer – Topic spanning design blog with a bunch of great content to suit almost every designer’s needs.

How Design Blog – Covers all the latest design news, trends and visual inspiration to keep you up-to-date.

Graphic Design Blog – Another all-encompassing, yet high-quality blog on everything graphic design related.

Designrfix – I find myself here regularly when I come across the ‘design deals’ and freebies, but they have great articles too.

Designer Daily – Blogs updated everyday, like this one, are great for catching all the special design deals.

Shillington Design Blog – Just a great mix of well-written, informative articles and lovely visuals.

Graphic Mania – Design tutorials, vector packs and photography ideas all in one blog.

Company Folders’ Blog – A bunch of designer resources and articles like: “14 ways to be the worst person on your graphic design team”

Form Fifty Five – Graphic Design inspiration from around the world.

Graphic Design Junction – Full of design inspiration, free resources such as vector images/fonts, along with some great tutorials.

Design Instruct – A regularly updated blog on all things design, with really interesting articles you’ll want to read and share.

Roberto Blake’s Blog – One of only a few designers to embrace video that I’ve come across, I definitely recommend subscribing to his channel.

Creative Roots – A very clever approach to art and design inspiration from around the world, filtered by countries.

Dexigner – An online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds.

HND Graphics – Curated by the Richmond Upon Thames College, this blog provides a lot of information to young designers and students.

Design Juices – Features a bunch of great articles in general, but what stands out here is the frequent interviews with designers.

I Love New Work – Designers sharing their inspiration and latest work, which makes it your daily base for new stuff, and also a big online portfolio for all it’s members.

UI / UX & Web Design Blogs

Designmodo – With a focus on the web and developer related articles, I find Designmodo an excellent resource to learn UI and UX through their tutorials and advice.

Smashing Magazine – Another great resource for learning the basics of web design and development, super helpful for print designers like myself.

Spyre Studios – A popular web design and development blog, Spyre Studios offers some intermediate web tutorials amongst general design inspiration and advice.

Vandelay Design – One of the most popular web design blogs, Vandelay Design provides a breadth of articles of interest to most designers, both web and print based.

Web Design Ledger – Continually interesting publication, focusing on many of the technical elements to web design.

Spoon Graphics – Maybe better suited in the general design category, but Chris’ blog has some great web based tutorials.

Boagworld – A great resource of both web and digital advice from Paul Boag.

Line25 – A place to share web design ideas and inspiration through articles, tutorials and examples of stunning site designs.

Grain Edit – A mix of contemporary graphic design inspiration and vintage/retro, illustrative styles to peruse.

Awwwards Blog – Best known for their web design awards, their design blog deserves just as much credit.

Tuts plus – Mostly tutorials, which you’d expect, but their general design articles are great reads as well.

I Can Be Creative – A great resource for design resources, trends and inspiration.

Creative Overflow – Does a good job of covering all elements of web design, not just the technical side of things.

Design Follow – Articles, resources and tutorials in a range of design topics.

Interactive Red’s Blog – Great blog that focuses on the digital, mobile and interactive side of design.

Digital Telepathy’s Blog – Insights and best practices for UX and product design.

1st Web Designer – With a community of respected web design professionals, great articles are almost guaranteed!

Web Designer Depot – a hugely popular web design blog that seems to cover all the topics really well.

UX Magazine – Defining and informing the complex world of user experience, or UX.

Creative Nerds – Design inspiration, freebies and tutorials.

Graphic Design & Brand Identity

David Airey’s Blog – David regularly publishes great articles on a range of topics from Branding advice to architecture, interspersed with informative posts providing incredible advice for other designers based on his experience.

The Design Blog – With a great attention to detail, the Design Blog always provides a great hub of visual inspiration. Every day there’s a specific type of post, such as “Designer of the Week”, “Friday Freebies” etc. so keep checking in!

The Logo Smith’s Blog – I’ve been a longtime fan of Graham’s blog and his writing style – constantly a solid resource of inspiration, information and educational posts about life as a freelance graphic designer.

Logo Design Love – another superb design blog, and book by the same name from David Airey.

Brand New – with opinions on corporate identity design, I’m a huge fan of their before and after rebrand showcases, along with the public voting system.

Branding Served – A curated selection of work from the leading creatives on Behance.

Identity Designed – An excellent showcase of the behind the scenes of branding projects, with a lot of contributions from the designers themselves involved in the work.

BP&O – Branding, Packaging and the Opinions of graphic designer Richard Baird. I always see a lot of gorgeous work here that hasn’t seemingly been published elsewhere.

Logogeek’s Blog – Ian aka “Logogeek” provides a great resource of well-written, informative articles for designers, especially those who specialise in logos and branding.

Logo Designer Blog – A great blog I only came across recently, with an obvious focus on logo design and branding.

Logo lounge Articles – Amazing resource to stay fresh with all that’s going on in the world of logo design.

Lovely Stationery – A curated guide to the very best in stationery design.

Visuelle – Focusing on gorgeous brand identity work from around the world. Just beautiful.

For Print Only – A sub-section of UnderConsideration, For Print Only offers a great selection of printed media.

Richard Baird’s Blog – Big fan of Rich’s work, almost bigger fan of his articles and writing!

Design Taxi – Journaling ideas since 2003, Design Taxi provides inspiration and creativity daily.

Lovely Package – Curating the very best in packaging design.

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