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DESIGN RESOURCES / 

TYPOGRAPHY

  • myfonts.com Search typefaces by style, designer or company. 
  • Google Fonts Free web fonts.
  • Typographic Posters  a directory of typographic posters 
  • thinkingwithtype.com companion site to Ellen Lupton's book.
  • linotype.com Contemporary to classic fonts. 
  • MONOTYPE great resources and tips here.
  • fontshop.com Founded by Erik Spiekerman, this is a great source for fonts, including those developed by FontShop (FontFonts) and independent foundries.
  • emigre.com Emigre is THE original underground digital type foundry. Purchase the book Emigre No. 70 The Look Back Issue which chronicles 25 years of the magazine. 
  • Tobias Frere-Jones is an American type designer who works in New York City. He was formerly a partner with designer Jonathan Hoefler at Hoefler & Frere-Jones, type foundry.
  • typography.com The Hoefler Type Foundry (see above.)
  • houseind.com House Industries specializes in digital typefaces and illustrations that draw on pop culture.
  • Veer.com Puts out many smaller type foundries work.
  • Test your kerning knowledge with this online kerning game.
  • fontstruct A free font-building tool where you can easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes.
  • Glyphs Font editing tool
  • playplayplayplay.com Experimental typography by Rick Valicenti. 
  • The Type Directors Club the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography
  • Helvetica the Film HELVETICA the most ubiquitous typeface in the world.
  • Typeface the Film  Typeface documents the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, which houses one of the premier wood-type collections in the world and runs letterpress workshops for designers and artists from across the country.
  • friends of type a sketchbook, an archive, a dialogue 
  • Typewolf
  • Typeroom
  • type goodness a showcase, as well as a resource of inspiration and finding anything related to type
  • Highway sign Typography Clearview vs. Highway Gothic
  • I Love Typography 
  • Alphabetography more awesome documentation of signage/vernacular letterforms.
  • we love typography image, video & text bookmarking site that is wholly dedicated to type-related content
  • typeradio.org a radio channel on type & design.
  • typographica.org a journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design.
  • Enschede Font Foundry Dutch type foundry.
  • Daily Type a creative project run by several russian type designers.
  • t26.com Foundry based in Chicago and founded by Carlos Segura.
  • Village a type co-op. The union of eleven young type foundries.
  • typotheque.com This site offers fonts designed by Peter Bilak, a Czech designer working in the Netherlands.
  • type-o-tones.com Contemporary typefaces from Spain.
  • typeCulture.com Visit this amazing portal to the world of typographic research. See cool films on type setting, letter carving, and more. Edited by the independent type designer and educator Mark Jamra.
  • posttypography.com Read their manifesto!
  • misprintedtype.com Eduardo Recife, BRAZIL Superfun hand drawn type, collage, etc. including PSD brushes that you can download. 
  • philsfonts.com Generic clearing house where all kinds of fonts and digital images can be purchased.
     

DESIGNERS, STUDIOS & ARTISTS

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DESIGN BLOGS, INFO AND NEWS

  • underconsideration.com Produced by Armin Vit; Meant to question, push, analyze and agitate graphic design, and those involved in the profession. My favorite sections of the site are Brandnew which discusses corporate and brand identity, and the Art of the Menu.
  • designobserver.com Founded by Jessica Helfand, Rick Poynor, and Michael Bierut, and the late William Drentell. Now under AIGA ownership—serious design discussion.
  • Walker Art Center Design Blog Excellent design blog.
  • aiga.org The professional association for design. Exchange ideas and information. Amazing resource and organization.
  • TED ideas worth spreading. The world's most fascinating thinkers and doers speak on Technology, Entertainment, and Design.
  • designiskinky.com It has been around for a while but I do still go here to check out the new hot work and trends.
  • fecalface.com More hot design and illustration.
  • visualthesaurus.com creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Encourages exploration and learning.
  • rhizome supports the creation, presentation, and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways.
  • thedesignencyclopedia.org clearinghouse of resources and information about the broad practice of design. Has a special section devoted to archiving student thesis projects and articles that have not been otherwise published.
  • visualcomplexity.com Information design heaven. I die. A resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks.
  • grain edit is focused on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s and contemporary designers that draw inspiration from that time period.
  • posterpage.ch The late Rob Wanner’s poster site, chronicling international poster design. What a massive amazing archive! 
  • BibliOdyssey A blog gathering some of the most remarkable rare book illustrations, manuscripts, lithographs and prints. There is also a book documenting most of the site content: BibliOdyssey: Amazing Archival Images from the Internet.
  • thingstolookat Nice blog - collections of mostly historical design work.
  • flavorpill Chicago art, design and cultural events and info.
  • Keep up with the best in the Midwest.
  • core77.com articles, discussion forums, event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, and services
  • bigperk.com More links to designers, artists and resources.The GreatWorld of Film, and other trivial affairs. Saw Jib Hunt on here.
  • magmabooks.com MAGMA BOOKS the resource for quality art and design books.
  • America Is F*cked...(Graphically at least) Aaron Draplin telling a story about a sign. Heritage and aesthetics are important.
  • THREADLESS - submit your designs or buy. ok, I know this is a t-shirt site. But damn they got hot design. I am addicted and have way too many t-shirts.
  • Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Smithsonian Institution NYC
  • sustainability.aiga.org The AIGA Center for Sustainable Design. A great resource for designers who care about the environment.
  • designnotes.info
  • Blog by designer, writer and educator Michael Surtees.
  • designboom.com Interviews, links, commentary, contests, etc. 
  • designrelated.com
  • designerslibrary
  • designspongeonline.com Two good craft, interior design and art blogs. Make pretty stuff!
  • creativity-online.com Advertising industry links, articles, news etc.
  • trendwatching.com
  • QBN.com —always changing
  • RogerParker.typepad.com Roger Parker provides a practical blog for the working designer.
  • iso50.com - nice work and good blog.
  • http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/semiotic.html
  • Semiotics for Beginners by Daniel Chandler.
  • http://community.livejournal.com/graphicdesign/
  • Not even kidding here. A lot of students on this forum looking for an honest crit. The crits are usually constructive and very tough as well.
  • uppercase design magazine and blog out of Calgary.

DESIGN BLOGS, INFO AND NEWS

  • designobserver.com This blog is produced/edited by William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand, Julie Lasky and Michael Bierut, who are highly informed commentators on design, politics, and the state of the world. Check out the DO phone/pad app for reading on the go.
  • Google Design Articles and resources.
  • underconsideration.com Produced by Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio. Question, push, analyze and agitate graphic design and those involved in the profession. My favorite section of the site is Brandnew which discusses corporate and brand identity. Books Graphic Design Referenced and Flaunt are awesome and a must have for every design student.
  • Through Process is a podcast about how we become designers. Your co-hosts are Joshua Namdev Hardisty and Mitch Goldstein.
  • aiga.org The professional association for design. Exchange ideas and information. Amazing resource and organization. Eye on Design
  • Walker Art Center Design Blog Excellent design blog by the Walker's inhouse designers.
  • Design Envy AIGA's curated blog of design excellence - selected by designers. for designers.
  • What Makes A Great Logo Graphic Designer Michael Bierut Explains Why a Great Logo Has Almost Nothing to Do With Being Visually Pleasing.
  • America Is F*cked...(Graphically at least) Aaron DraplinHeritage and aesthetics are important.
  • TED ideas worth spreading. The world's most fascinating thinkers and doers speak on Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Design Topics
  • Design Matters is an opinionated and provocative internet talk radio show hosted by Debbie Millman.
  • DRAW DOWN BOOKS
  • magmabooks.com MAGMA BOOKS the resource for quality art and design books. 
  • Take Magazine Stories of people in New England who are making culture happen in the fields of visual art, music, design, literature, dance, food, fashion, and theater.
  • Pentagram is the world’s largest independent design consultancy.
  • Landor Landor Associates is a brand consulting firm founded in 1941 by design pioneer Walter Landor and one of the world's largest advertising companies. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has offices in 20 countries.
  • Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Smithsonian Institution NYC
  • Lubalin Center
  • Women of Design
  • Graphic Means Documentary. Trailer
  • book cover archive Dedicated to the appreciation of book cover design.
  • posterpage.ch Rob Wanner’s poster site, chronicling international poster design. What a massive amazing archive! 
  • The Society of Publication Designers go to the galleries section to view the best magazine design
  • visualthesaurus.com creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Encourages exploration and learning.
  • visualcomplexity.com Information design heaven. I die. A resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. 
  • Information is Beautiful David McCandless, a London-based author, writer and designer. His passion: visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words. 
  • Logodesigners Iconic Logo Designers 
  • The Noun Project Icon Developers
  • Logo Lounge
  • Logo Design Love
  • ffffound.com users post and share their favorite images found on the web. wow beautiful work.
  • Dribbble a community of designers and other creative types share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects.
  • fecalface.com More design and illustration.
  • Creative Bloq
  • backspace.com/notes This blog on social design issues is created by John Emerson. The blog has an excellent definition of "universal design," among other useful items. Design + Activism.
  • Designspiration is a resource to discover and share great design.
  • It's Nice That blog
  • grain edit is focused on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s and contemporary designers that draw inspiration from that time period.
  • printestering.org interesting printmaking miscellany. Very good resources on their links page.
  • BibliOdyssey A blog gathering some of the most remarkable rare book illustrations, manuscripts, lithographs and prints. There is also a book documenting most of the site content: BibliOdyssey: Amazing Archival Images from the Internet.
  • thingstolookat Blog - collections of mostly historical design work.
  • core77.com articles, discussion forums, event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, and services
  • designnotes.info Blog by designer, writer and educator Michael Surtees.
  • designboom.com Interviews, links, commentary, contests, etc. 
  • Works That Work is an international magazine for the curious mind, intending to surprise its readers with a rich mix of diverse subjects connected by the theme of unexpected creativity that improves our lives.
  • designerslibrary interior design and art blog
  • creativity-online.com Advertising industry links, articles, news etc.
  • trendwatching.com
  • QBN.com —always changing
  • uppercase design magazine and blog out of Calgary
  • MAGAZINES
  • Communication Arts
  • Print
  • dot dot dot
  • EYE
  • GRAPHIS
  • HOW
  • Juxtapoz
  • RESIDENCY PROGRAMS, STUDY ABROAD, WORKSHOPS
  • STIR COPENHAGEN
  • CAMP MAKE EFFECT
  • Residencies Guide
  • Design Inquiry devoted to researching design issues in intensive team-based gatherings in Marfa, Texas and Vinalhaven, Maine. An alternative to the design conference, it brings together practitioners from disparate fields to generate new work and ideas around a single topic.
  • Type@Cooper Postgraduate certificate program in typeface design at the Cooper Union.
  • Anderson Ranch (Aspen, Colorado) promotes artistic experimentation and growth through workshops and residencies. I had an amazing time here.
  • De Program an intense 3 week summer program in the Netherlands. Participants have the unique opportunity to work on studio projects along side internationally recognized Dutch designers. This program is run by Doug Kisor designer and educator, College for Creative Studies, Detroit.
  • Basel School of Design Summer Program with Wolfgang Weingart.
  • Type Camp founding director Shelley Gruendler hosts innovative type workshops held all over the world. Instructors include: Marian Bantjes, Richard Kegler and Stephen Coles.
  • PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • aiga.org The professional association for design.
  • Events, articles, competitions, conference info, job listings, teaching resources, info for clients, etc. etc.
  • Typesociety.org The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization devoted to type, typography, and the related arts. SOTA hosts the annual TypeCon conference every summer! Best conference and workshops ever.
  • ATypI Association Typographique Internationale, is the global forum and focal point for the type community and business.
  • The Type Directors Club the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography
  • Icograda (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations) is the world body for professional communication design.
  • gag.org Graphic Artists Guild
  • Legal documents to use, online portfolios, insurance, pricing guidelines, etc.
  • societyillustrators.org If you are an illustrator you have to go to this site and become a member.
  • JOBS SEARCH
  • AIGA Post your portfolio and search listings.Check out articles and Resources for Professionals.
  • designersalaries.com By Aquent and AIGA 
  • LinkedIn
  • creativehotlist.com - Job search. 
  • coroflot.com - Another job search site. 
  • Aquent.com Job listings and online portfolios.
  • altpick.com The ultimate sources for creative talent.Online portfolios and listings. Resources etc.
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  • core77.com or designdirectory.com - mostly industrial design - but lots of general design stuff too.
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  • workbook.com Photo and Illustration job listings, stock photo, resources – everything.
  • The Art List listing of exhibition opportunities, jobs etc.