You want to take a quick break from your work, to get a blast of fresh inspiration and a new sense of perspective. But in truth, you’ll probably end up scrolling through Instagram and wasting your time looking at people’s homes and cute cats.
You need, in short, a better destination. So we’ll now round up some of the best blogs around, for a burst of informed and intelligent graphic design inspiration. Thanks to everyone at Shillington for helping to put this one together.
Mirador is brought to you by Say What Studio, a graphic design duo based in Paris. They curate the most inspirational works out there and share them through this collection of projects.
FormFiftyFive was founded in 2007 by a group of designers, illustrators, coders and makers eager to collect and share the best design work they came across. Now an established international showcase of creative work, it’s a must-read for any designer wishing to keep up with trends or just get inspired by great design.
Abduzeedo is a collective of individual writers sharing articles about architecture, design, photography and UX. Founded by Brazilian designer Fabio Sasso in 2006, it’s particularly strong on 3D work, which is something that doesn’t get much attention from most design blogs.
4. Design Week
Founded in 1986, Design Week was the UK’s leading design magazine until 2011, when it became online-only. It continues to bring you high quality, well-written news and inspiration across graphics, branding, interiors, digital, product, furniture and more.
5. Create by Adobe
Brought to you by Adobe, Create is Adobe’s magazine by creatives, for creatives — available online and as a mobile app. Visit them for inspiration and tutorials on photography, illustration, graphic design (yes, please!), web design, motion graphics, audio/video, branding, and more.
6. Creative Review
Founded in 1980, Creative Review is the world’s leading monthly magazine for advertising, design and visual culture. And the same high-quality journalism that informs it carries through to its website, which features a range of news, reviews and features from the creative world.
7. The Dieline
For all those packaging design lovers out there, The Dieline has it all wrapped up. Its recently undergone a website refresh and is crammed full of brand inspiration with satisfyingly large imagery throughout.
Designer Gabby Lord brings you OMGLord, a blog and weekly newsletter (which is really inspiring) on everything that makes her say «OMG Lord». On design, creativity and process. She also shares helpful links and resources.