25 inspirational design and creativity blogs

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.

Ad Goodness

Showcasing the very best (and sometimes the worst) advertising and design around the world.

Latest post: CONAC

Ad Goodness

Alpha Blog Designs

Armen Thomassian discussing and sharing all things design and blog related.

Latest post: One reason why you need to give your website a hickey…

Alpha Blog Designs

Bittbox

Homemade vector freebies, design tips, tutorials and bitts.

Latest post: BB Petie Boy

Bittbox

Boagworld

Paul Boag’s popular podcast and blog about building and managing websites.

Latest post: Show 115: Lessons learnt at SXSW

Boagworld

Creative Curio

Lauren Marie learning, discussing and exploring the realm of graphic design.

Latest post: Mastering Photoshop masking: the basics

Creative Curio

Creativebits

Members only design community and blog.

Latest post: Google analytics weekly and monthly graphs

Creativebits

David Airey Creative Design

Popular blog about creative and graphic design.

Latest post: Logo design and card for Jigsaw Internet

David Airey

Design Adaptations

Charity Ondriezek blogs about freelance design and working with WordPress.

Latest post: WordPress optimization - 5 ways to clean up and speed up your blog

Design Adaptations

Design Sojourn

A catalogue of the ‘Design Translators’ journey in design.

Latest post: Iconic photographs recreated in Lego

Design Sojourn

Devlounge

Very popular multi-author web design / development blog.

Latest post: Jazz up your web images with fancy borders

Devlounge

Fadtastic

Multi-author blog with a passion for web design and web design trends.

Latest post: The new shop window / home pages that sell

Fadtastic

Graphic Design Blog

Tara the graphic designer blogs about freelancing and all things design.

Latest post: 5 comebacks to client questions

Graphic Design Blog

I Love Typography

John Boardley is scarily passionate about typography!

Latest post: On choosing type

I Love Typography

Inspiration Bit

Vivien writes brilliantly about design, creativity, web design, literature and a lot more.

Latest post: We do not serve your type here

Inspiration Bit

Hicks Design

Jon and Leigh Hicks blog about the running of their web design agency.

Latest post: Cabel Sasser: Coda confidential

Hicks Design

Just Creative Design

Jacob Cass offers graphic design tips, articles and resources.

Latest post: 2008 semi-permanent design conference review

Just Creative Design

Life Clever

Chanpory Rith blogs about design, productivity and living better.

Latest post: Supercool typographic posters of supercool cities

Life Clever

Logo Design Love

David Airey blogs about his passion in life: logo design.

Latest post: Miscellaneous blog logos

Logo Design Love

miLienzo.com

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?

miLienzo.com

Pearsonified

Chris Pearson blogs about web design and blogging with Wordpress.

Latest post: What every blogger needs to know about categories

Pearsonified

Randa Clay Design

Randa blogs about website design and blogging in general.

Latest post: How to style images in your blog posts

Randa Clay Design

Smashing Magazine

Magazine-style blog with web and graphic design resources and articles.

Latest post: Mac OS-X Leopard: Designers guide to icons

Smashing Magazine

The Graphic Mac

James Dempsey blogs about design and getting the most from your Mac.

Latest post: Force Safari to use one window only

The Graphic Mac

Uniquely the Epitome

Marc Rapp blogs about branding, advertising and creativity.

Latest post: Keep it simple stupid (KISS)

Uniquely the Epitome

Web Designer Wall

The talented Nick La blogs about web design sharing his ideas and techniques.

Latest post: Event: FITC Toronto 2008

Web Designer Wall

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.