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Andrew Byrom

Appetite Engineers Martin Venezky

Bates Hori

Ben Fry at Fathom

Best Dressed. Cool muralists based here in Boston...
Kenji used to work for them but went out on his own!

Chip Kidd

Collage Collective

Elizabeth Carey Smith Davey Rothbart’s website – see online found items and laugh. Submit your own found treasures for the next issue or book.

Futurefarmers This team of designers and artists often have shows in Boston...they are super cool folks. And here's their design studio.   

HVASS & HANNIBAL Copenhagen, Denmark


Irma Boom Dutch book designer. 

Jessica Hische beautiful type design

Jonathan Barnbrook

Kenya Hara Muji designer. Founder of Hara Design Institute. 

Marian Bantjes  McSweeney’s Quarterly — each issue/book has a different theme, different design and packaging. And the Magazine The Believer.

Modern Dog Design Robynne Raye and Mike Strassburger 

Michael Rock of 2 x 4 lecture at RISD

Mike Perry

M M Paris

muf collaborative art and architecture studio.

Nicholas Feltron

Non Format the creative team of Kjell Ekhorn (Norwegian) and Jon Forss (British). 

OPEN Scott Stowell

Original Champions of Design w/ Bobby Martin

Pielab. I think the shop recently closed, 
but check out their page on the Project M site,
as well as Project M itself. Project M is a great workshop
if you are looking for a fun design-centered experience. 

Silvia López Chavez

Stefan Sagmeister and Walsh

Studio Lust Bob van Dijk formally of NLXL and Studio Dumbar

Strange Attractors Cranbrook alums, Ryan Frisk and Catelijne van Middelkoop.

Thirst Rick Valicenti

Volume One Matt Owens Look at gazillion images from sketchbooks. Sign up and exchange sketchbooks with artists from around the world


Alphabetography Signage/vernacular letterform documentation.

Citylab Highway signage. Emigre is the original underground digital type foundry. 

Enschede Font Foundry Dutch type foundry.

Daily Type A creative project run by several russian type designers. Founded by Erik Spiekerman, this is a great source for fonts, including those developed by FontShop and independent foundries.

fontstruct A free font-building tool where you can easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes.

Friends of type A beautiful type archive.

Glyphs Font editing tool.

Google Fonts Free web fonts.

Helvetica the Film HELVETICA the most ubiquitous typeface in the world. See other Huswit films too... House Industries specializes in digital typefaces and illustrations that draw on pop culture.

Kerntype Test your kerning knowledge.

I Love Typography Contemporary to classic fonts. 

Monotype Great resources and tips here. Search typefaces by style, designer or company. Generic clearing house where all kinds of fonts can be purchased. Experimental typography by Rick Valicenti. Eduardo Recife, BRAZIL Superfun hand drawn type, collage, etc. Foundry based in Chicago and founded by Carlos Segura.

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. The Hoefler Type Foundry (see TFJ above.) This site offers fonts designed by Peter Bilak, a Czech designer working in the Netherlands. Contemporary typefaces from Spain. Visit this amazing portal to the world of typographic research.

Typeface the Film  Film documenting the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in 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. A journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and type design. A radio channel on type & design.



type goodness a showcase, as well as a resource of inspiration and finding anything related to type.

The Type Directors Club the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography (see Typecon under Conferences section.)

Typographic Posters A directory of typographic posters. Companion site to Ellen Lupton's book.

Village a type co-op. The union of eleven young type foundries.

we love typography image, video & text bookmarking site that is wholly dedicated to type-related content

DESIGN BLOGS & NEWS The professional association for design. Exchange ideas and information. Amazing resource and organization. Eye on Design

America Is F*cked...(Graphically at least) Aaron Draplin is cool. 

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. 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.

book cover archive Dedicated to the appreciation of book cover design.

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Smithsonian Institution NYC articles, discussion forums, event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, and services

Creative Bloq Advertising industry links, articles, news etc. Interviews, links, commentary, contests, etc. 

Design Envy AIGA's curated blog of design excellence - selected by designers. for designers.

designerslibrary interior design and art blog

Designspiration is a resource to discover and share great design.

Design Matters is an opinionated and provocative internet talk radio show hosted by Debbie Millman. Blog by designer, writer and educator Michael Surtees. 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. 


Dribbble a community of designers and other creative types share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects. More design and illustration.

Google Design Articles and resources.

grain edit is focused on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s and contemporary designers that draw inspiration from that time period.

Graphic Means Documentary. Trailer

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. 

It's Nice That blog

Logodesigners Iconic Logo Designers

Logo Design Love

Logo Lounge

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.

Lubalin Center MAGMA BOOKS the resource for quality art and design books. 

Noun Project Participatory icon design. 

Pentagram is the world’s largest independent design consultancy. Rob Wanner’s poster site, chronicling international poster design. What a massive amazing archive! interesting printmaking miscellany. Very good resources on their links page. —always changing

The Society of Publication Designers go to the galleries section to view the best magazine design

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.

TED ideas worth spreading. The world's most fascinating thinkers and doers speak on Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Design Topics

thingstolookat Blog - collections of mostly historical design work.

Through Process is a podcast about how we become designers. Your co-hosts are Joshua Namdev Hardisty and Mitch Goldstein.

uppercase design magazine and blog out of Calgary Produced by Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio. Question, push, analyze and agitate graphic design and those involved in the profession. Check out Brandnew which discusses corporate and brand identity, and Art of the Menu. Books Graphic Design Referenced and Flaunt are awesome and a must have for every design student. creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Encourages exploration and learning. Information design heaven. 

Walker Art Center Design Blog Excellent design blog by the Walker's inhouse designers.

What Makes A Great Logo Graphic Designer Michael Bierut Explains Why a Great Logo Has Almost Nothing to Do With Being Visually Pleasing.

Women of Design

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.


Anderson Ranch Promotes artistic experimentation and growth through workshops and residencies.


De Program Intense 3-week summer program in the Netherlands.

Design Inquiry Devoted to researching design issues in intensive team-based gatherings in Marfa, Texas and Vinalhaven, Maine.

Residencies Guide


Type@Cooper Postgraduate certificate program in typeface design at the Cooper Union.

Type Camp Founding director Shelley Gruendler hosts innovative type workshops held all over the world. Instructors include: Marian Bantjes, Richard Kegler and Stephen Coles.


Design Council Founded by Churchill's gov't to promote design. 

Center for Artistry & Scholarship Focused creative arts-immersed education. 


BLURB Book and magazine printing

Box Templates silkscreen company, for t-shirts and other wearable merchandise.

French paper company Purchase individual sheets/reams of paper all by paper mill. They will even cut down press size sheets. Tools Tools Tools, Cheap. Plastic jugs, boxes, lab supplies, and more, much more. There is some cool stuff on these sites that you cant get at the Home Depot. One-stop shopping for large format, signs, embroidery, and silk screening.

Letterpress Things MAKE brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Recycling Rocks. printing postcards and Business cards. Business Card etc. printing Lots of ugly pre-printed brochures and letterheads, BUT if you dig a bit some decent, printer-friendly paper, too. Indispensable. This is where I get laser velum.

Paper connection art, paper and book binding Kill me now. I could spend every cent I have ever made.Paper and book binding materials. Invitations, envelopes, with matching papers.

PaperWorks Best local resource if you are looking for high-quality paper...they are in Somerville. Bookmaking info: trends, techniques, and tutorials.

Print All Over Me This awesome commercial site offers laser and ink-jet printable materials (such as printable foils, fabrics, and adhesive surfaces), ideal for making labels.

Spoonflower Custom Fabric Printing. 

Society 6 Printing on everything from pillows to shower curtians.

Victory Factory Silkscreen supply.

vista print Cheep online printing of everything from business cards to posters. Print Gocco – low-cost, low-tech silkscreen system. Ideal for short runs on paper or cardboard. Does print on fabric but it has a handmade feel.

Art Supplies Printmaking inks
Jerrys artarama Photo Supplies and archival portfolios/boxes/binding etc. Archival and Bookbinding


AIGA Post your portfolio and search listings.Check out articles and Resources for Professionals. The ultimate sources for creative talent.Online portfolios and listings. Resources etc. Job listings and online portfolios.

The Art List listing of exhibition opportunities, jobs etc. or - mostly industrial design - but lots of general design stuff too. - Job search. - Another job search site. By Aquent and AIGA


Payinterns is a list of companies & studios in New York City that pay their design/creative interns more than the NYC living wage. Photo and Illustration job listings, stock photo, resources – everything.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS The professional association for design.

ATypI Association Typographique Internationale, is the global forum and focal point for the type community and business. Graphic Artists Guild / Legal documents to use, online portfolios, insurance, pricing guidelines, etc.

Icograda (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations) is the world body for professional communication design. If you are an illustrator, you have to go to this site and become a member.

The Type Directors Club The leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography. 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.


Adobe Color color selector
Paletton color selection
Try Colors, mixing, hex codes etc.
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