I have been blogging for well over a year now and along the way I’ve discovered many fantastic design and creativity blogs. I’ve wanted to thank the authors for their commitment for a long time now, so consider this post an official tip of the hat and slap on the back from me.
Some of the blogs I list below I am an active commenter on and know the authors personally - others I am a silent but appreciative lurker. One thing all these blogs have in common is that in some way over the past twelve months they have inspired me.
Showcasing the very best (and sometimes the worst) advertising and design around the world.
Latest post: CONAC
Armen Thomassian discussing and sharing all things design and blog related.
Homemade vector freebies, design tips, tutorials and bitts.
Latest post: BB Petie Boy
Paul Boag’s popular podcast and blog about building and managing websites.
Latest post: Show 115: Lessons learnt at SXSW
Lauren Marie learning, discussing and exploring the realm of graphic design.
Latest post: Mastering Photoshop masking: the basics
Members only design community and blog.
Latest post: Google analytics weekly and monthly graphs
Popular blog about creative and graphic design.
Latest post: Logo design and card for Jigsaw Internet
Charity Ondriezek blogs about freelance design and working with WordPress.
A catalogue of the ‘Design Translators’ journey in design.
Latest post: Iconic photographs recreated in Lego
Very popular multi-author web design / development blog.
Latest post: Jazz up your web images with fancy borders
Multi-author blog with a passion for web design and web design trends.
Latest post: The new shop window / home pages that sell
Tara the graphic designer blogs about freelancing and all things design.
Latest post: 5 comebacks to client questions
John Boardley is scarily passionate about typography!
Latest post: On choosing type
Vivien writes brilliantly about design, creativity, web design, literature and a lot more.
Latest post: We do not serve your type here
Jon and Leigh Hicks blog about the running of their web design agency.
Latest post: Cabel Sasser: Coda confidential
Jacob Cass offers graphic design tips, articles and resources.
Latest post: 2008 semi-permanent design conference review
Chanpory Rith blogs about design, productivity and living better.
Latest post: Supercool typographic posters of supercool cities
David Airey blogs about his passion in life: logo design.
Latest post: Miscellaneous blog logos
Is it possible that I can inspire myself? Probably not but maybe I can inspire you.
Latest post: Do you want to win an iPod touch?
Chris Pearson blogs about web design and blogging with Wordpress.
Latest post: What every blogger needs to know about categories
Randa blogs about website design and blogging in general.
Latest post: How to style images in your blog posts
Magazine-style blog with web and graphic design resources and articles.
Latest post: Mac OS-X Leopard: Designers guide to icons
James Dempsey blogs about design and getting the most from your Mac.
Latest post: Force Safari to use one window only
Marc Rapp blogs about branding, advertising and creativity.
Latest post: Keep it simple stupid (KISS)
The talented Nick La blogs about web design sharing his ideas and techniques.
Latest post: Event: FITC Toronto 2008
What design blogs inspire you?
Firstly, apologies if I have not included your site in the list above. I know there are many more design and creativity blogs that could be added to this list but I decided to cap this list at 25.
However, if there are any sites and blogs that inspire you and are worthy of a mention, please post them in the comments below - I’d love to check them out.
PS - as this article is the offical ‘launch post’ my new blog, I’d love it if you would consider adding this article to your social bookmarking site of choice.