Online Journals

Design culture, Innovation, and Commentary

Speak up!
Archives for blog about Design, Book recommendations, Business, Critique, Branding and Identity… good reading.

“A growing network and enterprise dedicated to the progress of the graphic design profession and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. At times intangible, its purpose is to question, push, analyze and agitate graphic design and those involved in the profession…”

Design Observer
“Design, Culture, and Change”

FastCo Design
A blog that features the latest in design innovation.

Art and Culture Quarterly

Typography and Layout

I Love Typography 
For people who really, really, really love typography. A great place to look for creative inspiration.

Things I have learned in my life so far
By Stefan Sagmeister: “The idea for this site originally came out of my own list in my diary, under the very same title: Things I have learned in my life so far… What have you learned in your life so far? What is it that you are fairly sure about? What is it that you believe in by now?” A great site for visual inspiration.

Ellen Lupton’s site that is a companion to her book. Includes, articles and teaching materials.
A journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design.


Kuler color selector. View this tool when developing a color palette.

Compare type for screen… a great way to decide what size and fonts to use when designing a website.