In its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of today's web design.
An exploration into scalable logos for the modern web. Resize your browser (Or rotate your device) to see the reductions based on screen size.
Concept by Joe Harrison.
This is a personal experiment and not in affiliation with the brands themselves in any way.
typo/graphic posters is a platform for inspiration and promotion of good design through the poster culture.
we focus exclusively on typographical and graphical posters, those that challenge type, colors and shapes to express a message.
it is a curated gallery with a graphic design point of view. each poster is reviewed to meet a standard in visual qualities and functional efforts.
FPO (For Print Only) is a blog dedicated to the visual stimulus and the detailing of the development and production of printed matter: Annual reports, books, business cards, stationery suites, collateral materials, posters, packaging and anything else where ink meets substrate.
Resource Cards is a growing list of free resources aimed to help creatives with their next project.
The Dieline is the industry's source for daily package design & branding inspiration, resources, news, conferences, events, and awards.
MINISTRY OF TYPE
A site for those interested in type, typography, lettering, calligraphy and related disciplines.
A CSS gallery and showcase of the best web design inspiration, featuring over 2500 websites searchable by type, subject, and style.
Magazines, Blogs & Newsletters
Reading Design is an online archive of critical writing about design. The idea is to embrace the whole of design, from architecture and urbanism to product, fashion, graphics and beyond. The texts featured here date from the nineteenth century right up to the present moment but each one contains something which remains relevant, surprising or interesting to us today.
NPR’S BOOK CONCIERGE
Use the filters below to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. Check out their favorite books from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
AIGA EYE ON DESIGN
Keep your eye here as we focus ours on the most exciting creative projects from around the world.
IT'S NICE THAT
Championing creativity across the art and design world. It’s Nice That believes passionately that creative inspiration is for everyone and by championing the most exciting and engaging work online, in print and through our events programme, we want to open up this world to the widest possible audience.
The 99U provides actionable insights on productivity, organization, and leadership to help creatives people push ideas forward.
An everyday life interiors magazine. "For too many people, being happy at home is pretty much an abstract idea, something they can’t know or imagine, until it appears on some taste maker’s must-have list, or in a magazine, or reposted on Tumblr. A home sweet home is not curated or produced by acquiring a perfect arrangement of chairs, lamps and friends. A real living space is made from living, not decorating. A bored materialist can’t understand that a house has to become a home. It happens, not through perfection but by participation." - Andy & Elsa Beach, Issue #07
WELL-READ BLACK GIRL
To the phenomenal Black women on our bookshelves--past, present, & the "beautyful" ones not yet born. What are you reading? Tag them! #WellReadBlackGirl #BlackWomenWriters
THE GREAT DISCONTENT
The Great Discontent (TGD) is a tri-annual print publication and online magazine featuring candid interviews with those who create.
HEY FRAN HEY
Natural Living With Hey Fran Hey Going natural from the inside out: tips on DIY beauty, natural hair care, mental and emotional hygiene, nutrition and fitness; all with a bohemian twist!
The newest interview magazine for the photographic, cinematic and creative personalities of our time.
URBAN BUSH BABES
A lifestyle publication with founders Cipriana Quann in NYC & Nikisha Brunson in Austin TX.
TOMORROW LOOKS BRIGHT
A weekly newsletter that curates high quality impactful projects and products from around the internet with the intent to showcase the bountiful creative energy of Black women creators. The idea of designer, Kristy Tillman, Tomorrow Looks Bright Weekly provides the combinatorial link to learn about all of the amazing things Black women are doing and creating that remains scattered across the web.
Feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and everything else from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner.
Monocle is a global briefing covering international affairs, business, culture and design.
CREATIVE MORNINGS PODCASTS
CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community and they are now feature Podcasts.
DESIGN MATTERS WITH DEBBIE MILLMAN
The world's first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists.
GARANCE DORÉ PARDON MY FRENCH
Pardon My French is a podcast hosted by Garance Doré. Grounded in her love for fashion, creativity and self-expression, here she shares stories and her point-of-view on everyday subjects with her guests, in a relaxed and open conversation.
A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer on how they tell stories.
Network & Meetups
In 1981, a group of Philadelphia designers formed AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Presently the chapter is comprised of over 600 members. AIGA Philadelphia’s purpose is both integral and complementary to the national organization: to provide the highest standards within the profession and the business community and to stimulate interest and understanding of graphic design and visual communication through lectures, exhibitions, and other activities.
Also, I'm featured in their Member Spotlight. "When I moved to Philadelphia from Los Angeles two years, I didn’t know anyone. I just knew Philadelphia had an AIGA chapter that’s where I needed to start."
WOMEN WHO DESIGN
Created by @julesforrest, @womenwhodesign is a Twitter profile directory of inspiring women in the design industry. It aims to help people find notable voices to follow on Twitter that are most interesting to them.
"I got the idea to build Women Who Design after a recent Twitter thread generated a huge list of amazing women who work on all different aspects of design. A few people were joking around that the thread was a great place to find potential recruits and I realized I had a different need: I’m not trying to recruit anyone but I’d love to find women who are excelling at specific things that I'm interested in or trying to learn more about. It also seemed like a waste to let the list get lost in all the noise on Twitter, so I decided to use it as a jumping off point and record each woman's profile in a free-standing, sortable directory."
The Wing is a home base for women - a work and social space designed for convenience and connection. Consider The Wing your throne away from home; a sacred space where you can work, get to inbox zero, shower, get a blow-out, store your stuff, take a conference call, make a new friend, or even stage a small coup. All in one place.
PEOPLE OF CRAFT
People of Craft is a growing showcase of creatives of color and their craft in design, advertising, tech, illustration, lettering, art, and more. It’s time to redefine what a creative looks like.
CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone. Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
We make good shit. With pride. With love. With obsession. We drool over typography and vacillate over hex values. We inspire each other to continuously churn out stunning interactive designs. Good design. Impressive design. F*cking gorgeous, smart design. We believe in beautiful design and the impact is has on the end user. This is a space for the visually obsessed designers. A place to inspire, collaborate, educate, network, experiment and explore the world of interactive visual design. A place to feed our aesthetic hunger, whet our technical palettes, fuel our interactive obsession, and hustle to be better every damn day. A place for presentations, show & tells, quizzos, workshops, happy hours, and so much f*cking more. This is the place for all the kick-ass creatives to call home. This is Design Brew.
THE WW CLUB
The WW Club is a space for working women worldwide, founded by Phoebe Lovatt. "The WW (or Working Women's) Club is inspired by my crew – a group of insanely smart, creative, focused, and driven women whom I was lucky enough to grow up around in my hometown of London, England." - Phoebe Lovatt
Founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo is a lifestyle brand and purveyor of design-driven wares meant to instill art into everyday living. Over the years, Poketo has grown from an upstart creative enterprise to an online destination with two retail locations in Los Angeles: The Poketo Flagship in the Arts District of Downtown LA and Poketo at The LINE Hotel. Both locations regularly host art exhibitions, workshops, and more, acting as hubs for the local creative community. In addition to collaborating with over 200 international artists on exclusive products, Poketo has worked with notable companies and brands including Nike, MTV, SF MoMA, De Young Museum, Disney, Target, and Nordstrom.
OKREAL is a curation of wisdom distilled from real lives. Through authentic storytelling, we share the unique ways in which women figure out their lives—helping you figure out yours.
THE FAINTING CLUB
Founded by artist Zoe Crosher, "The Fainting Club" is an old boys’ club, for girls. It gathers over food and drinks when inspiration strikes, and aims to strike its members with inspiration. It celebrates and draws creative women from multiple disciplines—artists, writers, filmmakers, chefs, musicians—and welcomes any and all like-minded souls. Started in Los Angeles and based on the knowledge that strong, interesting and intelligent women are more powerful as a group, the club has begun to expand internationally. It now has chapters in New York, Mexico City, London and Hong Kong. All new members must be invited in person or, if distance prevents this, verbally, as connection and conversation are key to the club’s purpose. The only requirement for joining is a generous, collaborative spirit and a willingness to support other women. - Charlotte Druckman, The New York Times
A resource for designers and devs to stay connected, learn about upcoming events and find career opportunities. Twitter run by founding members.
From the modernist ‘machine for living’ to the post-modernist ‘machine for creating,’ NeueHouse is a radically new idea: a series of experiences, spaces, amenities and opportunities especially suited to ambitious innovators. By invitation-only, Neue House is a global home for solopreneurs and teams of up to 10 people working in industries such as film, design, fashion, branding, architecture and the arts. Neue House is the ‘workplace’ rethought—proof that truly great creative work doesn’t occur in isolation, but in crafted congregation.
The Urban Consulate is a network of parlors for city dwellers & travelers seeking cross-city exchange. Launching Spring 2016 in Detroit, Philadelphia & New Orleans.
Digital Classified for Creatives by Creatives. List jobs, events, services, and more.
2016 DESIGNER FRIENDLY DIRECTORY
Why does all this matter? Because in an age of interdependence, collaboration and the blurring of design and production, you are only as good as your tools, your technologies, your services, your vendors, your knowledge and your information. Included are company and organizational overviews, new developments of note, and contact information for buyers and specifiers. Not included are schools: they receive their own spotlight in the March/April edition.
Paper Chase Press is a second generation, family-run press and bindery providing clients bespoke, cutting-edge printed media since 1976. The firm is owned and operated by a group of skilled artisans, each providing expertise from several sides of the industry, allowing us to work directly with our customers as a printer and design partner.