What makes for a great blog? Great content. Knowing what your readers want and giving it to them is the only way to launch and maintain a popular blog. When it comes to graphic designers, there’s no shortage of blogs with great content. Designers love tips, tricks, tutorials, interviews, inspiration, portfolios, freebies and other material published by many graphic design blogs. And given that many blogs publish the same type of material, it can be difficult to pick which to regularly read. There are hundreds of outstanding graphic design blogs out there, but here are my picks for the top 10 best graphic design blogs today. Do you agree?
1. Grain Edit
Grain Edit focuses on graphic design work produced from the 1950s to the 1970s and contemporary designers who are inspired by those styles. What I like is that you will find designs showcased here that you won’t find anywhere else, so you get a fresh perspective – even if the original styles are dated.
The blog of working designer Jacob Cass is a longtime favorite, primarily because Cass offers real-world, real useful information that others leave out.
Created by expert brand designer David Airey, Logo Design Love has an authentic voice and a penchant for relevance.
A mash up of various design topics, often written by guest contributors, Designrfix has a little of something for everyone. Its editors take care to ensure a unique experience.
You won’t find any Photoshop tutorials here. Instead, you’ll get advice about the business side of graphic design – a must-read for any graphic designer who wants to achieve greater success.
This blog is devoted to minimalist design, typography, grids and modernism — essentially, contemporary design.
If you want premium content, start with Design Observer. The articles are outstanding and written by expert sources.
8. Mark Boulton
Successful designer, publisher, and speaker Mark Boulton lends his unique insight into the world of design and also shares stories about some of his more interesting work on his blog.
At first glance, it might seem like a catch-all; but make no mistake, this blog is well-edited and features articles about web design and more.
10. Naldz Graphics
Hands-down one of the most useful graphic design blogs on the web.
What’s your favorite graphic design blog?