8 absorbing art and design blogs to be inspired by

Looking for creative inspiration online?

There’s a vast number of art and design blogs out there, too many to mention. I’ve put together a list of eight art and design blogs that I love and have inspired me in the past, and continue to do so.

It’s Nice That

Championing Creativity since 2007

This is a definite go-to website for me to see what’s fresh in the art and design world. They cover a wide range of mediums and spotlight amazing talent that you may not have seen before.

Creative Boom

Creative Boom is a really inspiring UK-based online magazine founded by Kate Cowan in 2009. Creative Boom have recently moved into the Podcast arena and have since created a vast supply of audio goodies interviewing creative types from across the industry.

booooooom.com

A firm favourite for many – I’ve been drawling over fine art on booooooom.com probably since 2008 when it was launch by Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada.

Creative Review

Bringing the creative community together since 1980

An industry stalwart – there’s no chance you haven’t heard of Creative Review, but it had to be included in this list.

Design Week

Design Week began back in 1986, in 2011 it became an online-only publication, but still brings newsworthy articles from across the entire creative industry spectrum.

Under Consideration: Brand New

Brand New is a well know blog critiquing the latest in brand identities. For me, it’s the go-to place whenever a new logo has been launched. Under Consideration is actually a working agency who also run another interesting blog called – Art of the Menu about restaurant menus.

Present & Correct

Sundries for the modern workspace

Present & Correct are an online shop run by graphic designers who have a long-term obsession with stationery. They also run a brilliant blog – a lovely collection of all things creative for the wild and curious. Scroll to your heart’s content!

Eye Magazine

Eye, the international review of graphic design, is a quarterly printed magazine about graphic design and visual culture. Eye Magazine has long been a favourite of mine, nothing beats holding a freshly printed copy. Their website isn’t bad either!

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OHno Type Swear

OHno Type Foundry lead by James Edmondson in Oakland, CA

An Amazing foundry brimming character!

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Accidentally Wes Anderson – The Book

A Collection of images taken from around the world paying homage to Wes Anderson.

Music video: Ramo the toucan-headed man in search of water in Paris – created by Plastic Horse

Ramo the toucan navigates the scorching streets of Paris searching for water to bring the city back to life.

Cleon Peterson

Illustrations by Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson is an LA based artist whose work displays chaotic and violent figures fighting one another.