On our reading list part two: Best Graphic Design Blogs

May 30th, 2012

On our reading list
Image: Sven Hagolani (ƒStop 877.004)

In the second part of our series, ‘On Our Reading List’, here’s a quick round up of the blogs and websites that we read on a regular basis to quench our thirst for design inspiration.

We’re always thirsty for more, so we’d love for you to share your favorites with us in the comments below.

Aisle One

Aisle One is brimming with inspirational goodies from graphic design, minimalism, modernism and typography.

A List Apart

A List Apart is a fantastic site for anyone interested in web design. With topics ranging from code to content, design to user science it has a great selection of articles, advice and discussion topics.

Brand New 

Brand New, part of Under Consideration, showcases corporate and brand identity work with a focus on identity design. Covering both redesigns and brand new designs, Brand New offers a place to view, discuss and debate designs.

Creative Review

The blog by Creative Review, one of the leading visual communication magazines, offers a daily digest of inspiring content and great debates.

David Airey

David Airey is graphic designer, design author and thought leader. His blog offers readers a veritable bounty of design deliciousness. 

Grain Edit

Grain Edit takes a nostalgic look back at design from the 1950s -1970s and contemporary designers who are inspired by that era.

It’s Nice That 

It’s Nice That offers a great round-up of creativity across an array of disciplines. With work from well-established names to relative newcomers, they also publish a print version. 

Lovely Package

Lovely Package is a curator of just that, lovely packaging. The collection offers studios, clients and students the opportunity to showcase their work.


Spiekerblog is the personal blog of our founder Erik Spiekermann and offers reflections and observersations from his unique and fanatically typographical perspective.

Swiss Legacy

Written by Xavier Encinas, Swiss Legacy focusses on all things design related from typography to graphic design, events to fashion, from photography to illustration.


swissmiss (a.k.a Tina Roth Eisenberg) is a veritable visual feast for readers. swissmiss started her blog back in 2005 as a space for collecting inspiration. It is a must read for anyone in need of some design eye candy. She also runs Creative Mornings and is the founder of TeuxDeux and Tattly.

Typographic Posters

Typographic Posters was founded by André Felipe in 2008 and is a platform for sharing and appreciating posters.  Focusing on works where there is a strong typographical or graphical influence, it provides a fantastic resource for anyone seeking inspiration from the world of posters.

Still hungry for some more reading fodder? Check out our top fourteen typographical blogs that we published back in April.