My Favorite Design Blogs.
The internet is full of creativity and inspiration. Therefore it’s no surprise that there are also a large number of platforms, which exhibit all this creative stuff. In addition to web portfolios there are countless design blogs and online magazines. This also includes WE AND THE COLOR, but there are a lot more of great blogs you should know. That’s why I want to take the time to tell you about my favorites among the best design blogs and online magazines.
At first I would like to introduce my own blog ‘WE AND THE COLOR’. Please do not mistake this as shameless self-promotion, more as an explanation as to how and why I started this project. WE AND THE COLOR was founded in May 2010 as a Tumblr blog. My intention was to present outstanding work in the fields of design, art, photography, architecture and other creative domains. It was always important to me that the artists, designers or agencies benefit from having their work showcased on WE AND THE COLOR. Therefore the authors are always clearly identified and linked if possible. WE AND THE COLOR quickly gained many followers and after some time I decided to run it as a self-hosted art and design blog. That gave me the opportunity to write more detailed posts. The tumblr blog is still active and works as a brief summary of all posts. Only outstanding work will be featured on WE AND THE COLOR. Not quantity, but quality is our guiding principle. This high bench-mark for successful designs and artworks displayed on our site is greatly appreciated by our readers.
Enough of WE AND THE COLOR, here is the list of my favorite design blogs:
A British blog dedicated to advertising, design in general and visual culture. Creative Review is an established blog with well written and informative articles.
This blog is run by Fernando Suárez Carballo, a graphic designer and professor at the Faculty of Communication of the UPSA (Salamanca, Spain). Cosas Visuales is a great source of design inspiration to a variety of disciplines related to visual communication and graphic design. The blog is written in Spanish and English.
Clear, simple and informative – these are the typical features for this design blog.
This is one of the big names among the best design blogs. Design Milk features creative work in the fields of interior design, modern furniture and art.
Design made in Germany
A platform that features outstanding and notable work from Germany and the German speaking countries. The content is mainly written in German.
This blog is another great source for your daily inspiration in design, art and digital culture.
Dezeen is a well-known online magazine for architecture and design. The site was launched in 2006 and has grown quickly into one of the most popular architecture and design blogs.
This blog features design inspiration from around the world. A large number of designers and editors work and write for this blog.
From up North
Clearly something for the quick inspiration. From up North was founded by Daniel Nelson and brings a daily list of images for your inspiration in graphic design, advertising, photography, illustration, web design, motion graphics, and packaging.
This beautifully designed French blog is online since 2005. It provides daily posts about the best in contemporary creative culture. All articles are available in French and English.
As the name suggests, it’s all about stunning packaging.
This blog is totally dedicated to modern product design, interior and architecture.
Also one of the big names in the world of design blogs. The Dieline was founded in 2007 by Andrew Gibbs. It features dazzling package and industrial design.
A fine compilation of creative work from graphic to industrial design.
A Berlin, Germany-based blog that features creatives in the fields of art, design, photography and architecture. The articles are available in English and German language.
That’s the list of my current favorite design blogs. I’m going to update this list from time to time to present to you more of the best design blogs. So stay tuned!
About the author, Dirk Petzold.Dirk is the owner and founder of WE AND THE COLOR. With great experience working as a graphic designer, illustrator, and creative director, his aim ist to show creative ideas and outstanding design solutions developed by creative minds from around the globe and from different fields such as design, art, photography, architecture, filmmaking, etc...
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