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Get Inspired by These 10 Graphic Design Blogs

By: The Art Institutes Filed under: Visual Design

June 5, 2017

Get Inspired by These 10 Graphic Design Blogs

Every great design starts with a moment of inspiration. But, as all artists knows, those moments can occasionally feel out of reach. When that happens, immersing yourself in the work of other artists can reinvigorate your creative mind. 

To help you the next time you’re feeling stuck or struggling with where to start for an upcoming design project, we’ve compiled a list of the top graphic design inspiration blogs to get your creative ideas flowing.

The Design Blog
http://thedsgnblog.com/ 
Including daily graphic design inspiration blog posts and a featured designer every week, this carefully curated blog showcases top-quality work from young designers and students created for the web, mobile apps, user interfaces, and more. 

Design is Fine. History is Mine.
http://www.design-is-fine.org/ 
Run by a design history instructor, this Tumblr will delight history and design lovers alike. Take a trip through time and explore this graphic design inspiration blog by century, decade, or BC and AD. Or, follow the traditional route and sort by tags like artist, subject, or country of origin.

Branding, Packaging and Opinion
http://bpando.org/ 
BP&O Founder and editor Richard Baird clearly knows the ins and outs of branding and packaging, and recognizes quality when he sees it. If you’re looking for the best of the best in these areas, plus insightful commentary, you’ve found the right place.

AisleOne
http://www.aisleone.net/ 
Minimalism and modernism are the focus for this entrancing typography and graphic design inspiration blog. While this New York designer has been a bit quiet in 2017, you’ll still find a lot to love in the archives of AisleOne.

Design Clever
http://www.designclever.co.uk/   
Design Clever is a Tumblr managed by two graphic designers who share everything and anything they find inspiring. You can submit your own design work to see if you’ll be featured, or spend your time scrolling through endless art.

typetoken
http://www.typetoken.net/ 
Have a passion for typography, icons, and visual language? Bookmark this website right now. A collaboration between two designers and a developer, typetoken should be your go-to site for beautiful typography, smart discussions, and a spot to share your submissions.

We And The Color
http://tumblr.weandthecolor.com/ 
We and The Color’s Tumblr and website are among our favorite places for creative inspiration. Mixing in architecture, fashion, and photography with graphic design, branding, and much more, We and The Color has it all. You almost can’t help but find ideas everywhere.

The Inspiration Grid
http://theinspirationgrid.com/ 
As you might imagine, this site displays creative art and design in a simple, clean grid. Click on any image to see the full project and details. While the homepage showcases all the creative arts, you can also explore individual categories if you’re in search of something specific.

Good Design Makes Me Happy
http://www.gooddesignmakesmehappy.com/  
Hannah Dollery started Good Design Makes Me Happy in 2009 to celebrate and save the designs that made her smile. Today, she continues to do just that with a focus on brand identity and packaging, having successfully turned her online journal into an extremely popular graphic design inspiration blog.

DesignCloud
http://designcloud.tumblr.com 
With a clean design and images first and foremost, the DesignCloud blog’s mission is to highlight “the best of art, design, and innovation from around the globe.” Discover what this blog offers by browsing categories that include typography, graphic design, digital art, and mixed media.

If graphic design is your passion, see how The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division can prepare you to create purposeful and beautiful designs that inspire action and build brands.

By: The Art Institutes Filed under: Visual Design

June 5, 2017

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