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28 awesome Tumblr blogs for designers to explore

21. The Backmatter

Tumblr blogs: The Backmatter

Backmatter's posts offer more depth than your usual Tumblr fare

This isn't your average image blog. Built to showcase exciting design projects, The Backmatter goes nice and deep with plenty of high res images for each project and thoughtful, often lengthy write-ups.

22. Graphic Design & Tattoos

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Combine your love of graphic design and tattoos with this clever tumblr blog

Curated by designer Marc Ostlund, Graphic Design & Tattoos showcases the crossover between the two creative disciplines. If you just want to look at the tattoos or the graphic design images, Ostlund has provided some handy tabs at the bottom of the page.

23. Posters of Berlin

Best Tumblr blogs: Poster of Berlin

If you like posters and you like Berlin...

Set up by UX designer Anna Weiss, Posters of Berlin follows the simple premise of showcasing posters that Weiss found in the streets of Berlin – both commercial and by street artists. 

"This is simply a platform that collects the visual footprints of culture left on our beloved city for your viewing pleasure," says Weiss, who has lived in Dublin and Berlin, but is now based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

24. Nice Type

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Nice type! Yeah, you're welcome, cheers

If you like your typography to move then Nice Type is a splendid source of inspiration. It's curated by Matthew Buchanan, who scours Vimeo for the best examples of motion typography and kinetic type animation, and posts them on this great-looking Tumblr.

25. Font Police

Tumblr blogs for designers: Font-Police

Who made you the Font Police?

Oh, how others can get it so wrong with fonts. Here, the Font Police gets it right with a dig at those cringe-worthy offenders that make even the most laid-back scream at the screen in astonishment.

Most typographers would never dream of committing such horrific crimes but do yourself a favour and check this out before you get designing. This is one blog you wouldn't want to be featured on!

26. Clients From Hell

Tumblr blogs for designers: Clients From Hell

Can you change the colour, type, size? Gotta love nightmare clients

Working as a designer, it's inevitable that you're going to run into some difficult clients. If you reach the point of wanting to tear your hair out, take a look at the first site in our best Tumblr blogs list: Clients From Hell. Set up by a collective of designers, this Tumblr showcases some of the best client horror stories.

Ranging from the unpaid to the plain unbelievable, Clients From Hell will have you laughing in astonishment. Our favourite?

  • CLIENT: I can't pay you.
  • ME: Why?
  • CLIENT: Because my client hasn't paid me.
  • ME: I can see how that could be frustrating.

27. Happy Web Design

Tumblr blogs for designers: Happy Web Design

Maxence regularly updates with some fine examples of cutting-edge web design

French graphic designer Maxence Diveu specialises in brand visual identities, art direction, print edition and web design, and it's the latter that forms the focus of his Tumblr blog, Happy Web Design. If you want some ideas about what's hot on the web right now, head this way for a bit of inspiration.

28. Eat Sleep Draw

Best Tumblr blogs: EatSleepDrawdrop

The perfect Tumblr to visit for inspiration

Presented as an online art gallery, Eat Sleep Draw brings you huge amounts of inspirational illustration and art each week. Updated on an almost hourly basis, if the best Tumblr blogs were decided on frequency of posting, it would be a clear winner. 

In fact, it's easy to find yourself 30 pages into this Tumblr blog and suddenly wonder where the last two hours went (and why you're behind on that article you should have submitted over an hour ago).

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