Blogs & Portals
Founded in 2003 by Michael Bierut, Rick Poynor and Connecticut residents William Drenttel & Jessica Helfand, Design Observer is an intellectual blog on design and culture.
The brainchild of Armin Vit, Speak Up is an author-based, reader-supported community devoted to graphic design open to conversation and dialogue. It stresses and questions the importance of the profession in our culture.
Sometimes skewing more towards web designers and developers, QBN has a lively discussion board and a blog with posts from both QBN’s editors and readers.
Drawn! is a multi-author blog devoted to illustration, art, cartooning and drawing. Its purpose is to inspire creativity by sharing links and resources.
A companion to Speak Up, Brand New focuses on corporate and brand identity work, with deep and lively debate on good, bad and ugly rebrands.
FFFFOUND! allows users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, and also dynamically recommends each user’s tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience.
A List Apart
A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
kottke.org covers the liberal arts 2.0 — technology, art, culture and the Web.