It was the late and infinitely wise Maya Angelou that said: “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
As Creators and Imagineers, we gain inspiration from everyday life. But it’s equally important to stay on trend.
We love this selection of design blogs that keep our creative juices flowing!
Discover over 18,696 projects and articles and save your favourites for inspiration. This user-friendly blog highlights the importance and showcases packaging design. Regular features include Design News and Trends, Tips and Tricks, and Essential Design Resources. They also host the Dieline Awards competition to help celebrate innovation and honour excellence in packaging design around the globe.
Creative Market is a collective platform created for and by independent creatives around the world. This frequently updated design blog focuses on “mouse-made design” and includes great how-tos for things like designing your own stamps, typography basics and even designing Mexican folk graphics.
This fun and lively platform celebrates all things ‘logo’. Learn about the origins of famous logos, breakdowns of why certain logos succeed, and tips for improving your own logo design.
Grain Edit zones in on designs from the 1950s-1970s, as well as contemporary designers inspired by that time period. They interview illustrators, recommend the books that design professionals read, and the stories of how they use them to find inspiration.
A UK-focussed online magazine for design professionals. It’s jam-packed with best practice techniques, trending topics, fascinating features, and a useful digital arts guide as a resource.
A very visually inspired blog. Its rich with resources, an active and broad-spectrum blogroll. The Design Blog was founded, designed and is curated by Ena Baćanović, a designer based in Zagreb, Croatia. They feature a ‘designer of the week’ from design studios worldwide. Their focus is on young designers and students.
A group of designers, illustrators and coders were keen to collect and share the best design work they encountered. That was the makings of Made by Folk. Now an established showcase of creativity and an inspiring read for all who want to stay on trend.
Founded in the 80’s Creative Review is the world’s leading monthly magazine for advertising, design and visual culture. It is informative and carries high-quality journalism which features a range of news, reviews, and features from the creative world. The site has been monetized, so there is a monthly subscription cost.
A fun blog and weekly newsletter by Designer Gabby Lord on everything that makes her say “OMG Lord”. On design, creativity, cities she visits, and sustainability in design. She also shares helpful links and resources.
Eye Magazine, the international review of graphic design, is a quarterly print magazine on graphic design and visual culture. The print magazine and blog feature a range of critical informed writing about design and visual culture.
Local Design Talent Abounds
“In a country dubbed ‘The Rainbow Nation’, we as the young creatives or the emerging talent have the advantage of taking inspiration and influence from our nation’s rich cultural and artistic heritage. Through design, creativity and the amalgamation of our diverse cultures we can create a new identity and direction of South Africa.” Nkululeko Zulu.
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Original article: Creative Boom
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