29. The Backmatter
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.
This is a blog dedicated to exhibiting design work by women in the graphic design field. It is meant to be a source for learning and sharing, and ultimately, a platform to spark discussion. Started as part of Tori Hinn’s degree project in 2013, its aim is to evolve into a project bigger than a degree project – a project that can reach and involve an entire design community, made up of many voices.
"How to design a logo? Set the name in a retail typeface , cut off some corners in Illustrator and cash a big check," says this Tumblr blog entitled Cutting Edge Logos. The blog pokes fun at some of the world's biggest logos that have simply 'cut the edges'.
32. Inspiring Ethan
Ethan Daniel Kociela is a freelance graphic designer and web designer from Montague, Massachusetts. When he's not creating new works for a load of new clients, he collates beautiful examples of graphic design in this brilliant Tumblr blog. Kociela also runs another Tumblr called WTF Getty, full of hilariously odd stock images.
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 top of the page.
34. Gura Fiku
Here's something a bit different. Curated by designer Ryan Hageman, Gura Fiku – which is how Japanese people pronounce the word 'graphic' – documents Japanese graphic design over time, and catalogues the differences, and crossovers, between eastern and western approaches to graphic design. It's inspiring and enlightening.
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.
36. We and the Color
We and the Color is a creative outlet for showcasing the very best in graphic design, illustration and art inspiration. The Tumblr proves that you can find creative ideas in just about anything as they post about architecture, fashion and photography. The layout of the site is easy to use, with external links and useful websites for a creative in any field.
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