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

Abduzeedohttp://www.abduzeedo.com/ – A popular blog that covers a range of topics for designers and creatives, primarily as interviews and tutorials.

Creative Bloqhttp://www.creativebloq.com/ – “Your daily does of design tips and inspiration” perfectly sums up the Creative Bloq – be sure to bookmark this one!

AisleOnehttp://www.aisleone.net/ –  An inspirational resource focused on design, typography, minimalism and modernism.

99Designs Bloghttp://99designs.co.uk/designer-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.

Swissmisshttp://www.swiss-miss.com/ – 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 Newshttp://thenextweb.com/section/creative/ – 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.

Hongkiathttp://www.hongkiat.com/blog/ – Design tips, tutorials and inspiration.

You The Designerhttp://www.ucreative.com/design/ – Topic spanning design blog with a bunch of great content to suit almost every designer’s needs.

How Design Bloghttp://www.howdesign.com/how-design-blog/ – Covers all the latest design news, trends and visual inspiration to keep you up-to-date.

Graphic Design Bloghttp://www.graphicdesignblog.co.uk/ – Another all-encompassing, yet high-quality blog on everything graphic design related.

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

Designer Dailyhttp://www.designer-daily.com/ – Blogs updated everyday, like this one, are great for catching all the special design deals.

Shillington Design Bloghttp://shillingtondesignblog.com/ – Just a great mix of well-written, informative articles and lovely visuals.

Graphic Maniahttp://www.graphicmania.net/ – Design tutorials, vector packs and photography ideas all in one blog.

Company Folders’ Bloghttp://www.companyfolders.com/blog/ – A bunch of designer resources and articles like: “14 ways to be the worst person on your graphic design team”

Form Fifty Fivehttp://formfiftyfive.com/ – Graphic Design inspiration from around the world.

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

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

Roberto Blake’s Bloghttp://robertoblake.com/blog/ – One of only a few designers to embrace video that I’ve come across, I definitely recommend subscribing to his channel.

Creative Rootshttp://creativeroots.org/ – A very clever approach to art and design inspiration from around the world, filtered by countries.

Dexignerhttp://www.dexigner.com/ – An online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds.

HND Graphicshttp://www.hndgraphics.co/ – Curated by the Richmond Upon Thames College, this blog provides a lot of information to young designers and students.

Design Juiceshttp://www.designjuices.co.uk/ – Features a bunch of great articles in general, but what stands out here is the frequent interviews with designers.

I Love New Workhttp://ilovenewwork.com/ – 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

Designmodohttp://designmodo.com/ – 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 Magazinehttp://www.smashingmagazine.com/ – Another great resource for learning the basics of web design and development, super helpful for print designers like myself.

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

Vandelay Designhttp://www.vandelaydesign.com/blog/ – 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 Ledgerhttp://webdesignledger.com/ – Continually interesting publication, focusing on many of the technical elements to web design.

Spoon Graphicshttp://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/ – Maybe better suited in the general design category, but Chris’ blog has some great web based tutorials.

Boagworldhttps://boagworld.com/blog/ – A great resource of both web and digital advice from Paul Boag.

Line25http://line25.com/ – A place to share web design ideas and inspiration through articles, tutorials and examples of stunning site designs.

Grain Edithttp://grainedit.com/ – A mix of contemporary graphic design inspiration and vintage/retro, illustrative styles to peruse.

Awwwards Bloghttp://www.awwwards.com/blog/ – Best known for their web design awards, their design blog deserves just as much credit.

Tuts plushttp://tutsplus.com/blog – Mostly tutorials, which you’d expect, but their general design articles are great reads as well.

I Can Be Creativehttp://www.icanbecreative.com/ – A great resource for design resources, trends and inspiration.

Creative Overflowhttp://creativeoverflow.net/ – Does a good job of covering all elements of web design, not just the technical side of things.

Design Followhttp://www.designfollow.com/ – Articles, resources and tutorials in a range of design topics.

Interactive Red’s Bloghttps://www.interactivered.com/blog/ – Great blog that focuses on the digital, mobile and interactive side of design.

Digital Telepathy’s Bloghttp://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/ – Insights and best practices for UX and product design.

1st Web Designerhttp://www.1stwebdesigner.com/blog/ – With a community of respected web design professionals, great articles are almost guaranteed!

Web Designer Depothttp://www.webdesignerdepot.com/ – a hugely popular web design blog that seems to cover all the topics really well.

UX Magazinehttp://uxmag.com/ – Defining and informing the complex world of user experience, or UX.

Creative Nerdshttp://creativenerds.co.uk/ – Design inspiration, freebies and tutorials.

Graphic Design & Brand Identity

David Airey’s Bloghttp://www.davidairey.com/ – 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 Bloghttp://thedsgnblog.com/ – 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 Bloghttp://imjustcreative.com/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 Lovehttp://www.logodesignlove.com/ – another superb design blog, and book by the same name from David Airey.

Brand Newhttp://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/ – 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 Servedhttp://www.brandingserved.com/ – A curated selection of work from the leading creatives on Behance.

Identity Designedhttp://identitydesigned.com/ – 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&Ohttp://bpando.org/ – 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 Bloghttp://logogeek.co.uk/logo_design_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 Bloghttp://www.logo-designer.co/ – A great blog I only came across recently, with an obvious focus on logo design and branding.

Logo lounge Articleshttps://www.logolounge.com/articles.asp – Amazing resource to stay fresh with all that’s going on in the world of logo design.

Lovely Stationeryhttp://lovelystationery.com/ – A curated guide to the very best in stationery design.

Visuellehttp://www.visuelle.co.uk/ – Focusing on gorgeous brand identity work from around the world. Just beautiful.

For Print Onlyhttp://www.underconsideration.com/fpo/ – A sub-section of UnderConsideration, For Print Only offers a great selection of printed media.

Richard Baird’s Bloghttp://www.richardbaird.co.uk/blog/ – Big fan of Rich’s work, almost bigger fan of his articles and writing!

Design Taxihttp://designtaxi.com/category/Graphic%20Design – Journaling ideas since 2003, Design Taxi provides inspiration and creativity daily.

Lovely Packagehttp://lovelypackage.com/ – Curating the very best in packaging design.

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