Lamar Graphic Design Blog

Lamar University's Graphic Design Department Blog

Resources & Links

http://www.aiga.org/

Publications

http://www.printmag.com/

http://www.commarts.com/

http://www.id-mag.com/

http://www.howdesign.com/

http://www.cmykmag.com/

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/

Design Blogs

http://www.swiss-miss.com/

http://www.thefoxisblack.com/

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/

http://www.designformankind.com/

http://www.designworklife.com/

http://beautifuldecay.com/

http://designobserver.org/

http://www.designlovefest.com/

http://designtaxi.com/

http://www.whatimade.com/

http://chic-type.com/blog/

http://www.graphicdesignblender.com/

http://www.youthedesigner.com/

Videos & Podcasts

http://www.creativemornings.com/

http://observermedia.designobserver.com/show_designmatters.html

http://video.pbs.org/program/off-book/

Logo & Brand Design

http://logopond.com/

http://www.logodesignlove.com/the-illusion-of-choice

http://designspiration.net/

http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/

http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/

http://morethanbranding.com/

Typography

http://ilovetypography.com/

http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/25-classic-fonts-that-will-last-a-whole-design-career

http://www.thinkingwithtype.com/

http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/fonts-typography/typography-crash-course/

http://chic-type.com/blog/

http://www.typography.com/

http://www.emigre.com/

Type Games

http://type.method.ac/

http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/

http://shape.method.ac/?again

http://www.typeconnection.com/

http://www.thinkingwithtype.com/contents/extras/#Type_Crimes

Bad Type

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-comic-sans-asshole

http://vimeo.com/17450666

http://comicsansproject.tumblr.com/

http://www.papyruswatch.com/

http://prttyshttydesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/open-letter-to-james-cameron-from.html

Free Typefaces

http://www.fontsquirrel.com/

http://www.losttype.com/

http://www.hypefortype.com/browse-fonts/free.html

http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/

http://www.impallari.com/

http://fontfabric.com/category/free/

Free Symbols and Icons

http://www.aiga.org/symbol-signs/

http://www.hypefortype.com/browse-fonts/free/gothic-extras.html

http://fontfabric.com/social-media-icons-pack/

http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/list/style/Dingbat

http://designmodo.com/glyph-icons/

http://glyphicons.com/

http://www.awwwards.com/thousands-of-free-vector-icons-and-icon-webfonts-for-interfaces-and-responsive-web-design.html

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/12/29/freebie-free-vector-web-icons-91-icons/

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/10/09/freebie-movie-icon-set/

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/15/free-medical-icons-set-60-icons/

Color

https://kuler.adobe.com/

http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/index.aspx

Infographic Resources

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/what-are-infographics-do-they-really-help/ 

http://www.good.is/infographics 

http://www.behance.net/collection/Infographics/1499603 

http://www.behance.net/collection/infographics/3139989 

http://dailyinfographic.com/

http://www.coolinfographics.com/

http://mashable.com/follow/topics/infographics/

Photography Copyright Info

http://creativecommons.org/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9105364/Shepard-Fairey-creator-of-Barack-Obama-Hope-poster-admits-destroying-evidence.html

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/copyright-fair-use-and-how-it-works-for-online-images/

Free Stock Photo Sites

flickr — use advanced search and select Creative Commons

http://www.flickr.com/photos/publicresourceorg/collections/72157600214199993/ 

http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/photography.html 

http://photo2.si.edu/

http://openphoto.net/ 

http://www.stockvault.net/ 

http://www.unprofound.com/ 

http://www.morguefile.com/

http://pixelperfectdigital.com/

http://www.brusheezy.com/textures

http://lostandtaken.com/

Portfolio Sites

http://virb.com/

http://www.viewbook.com/

http://cargocollective.com/

http://www.indexhibit.org/

http://www.behance.net/

http://carbonmade.com/

Web Design

http://teamtreehouse.com/

http://websitesfromhell.net/

http://www.hostmonster.com/

http://www.bluehost.com/

http://www.dontfeartheinternet.com/

http://methodandcraft.com/

http://htmldog.com/

http://www.alistapart.com/

http://www.webstandardistas.com/

Portfolio Design Advice

http://www.printmag.com/Article/Portfolio-Guide-What-Not-to-Do

http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/techniques/preparing-and-talking-about-your-graphic-design-portfolio/

http://jessicahische.is/thinkingthoughts/aboutinspiration/

http://www.davidairey.com/advice-for-online-graphic-design-portfolios/

http://freelanceswitch.com/finding/build-a-killer-online-portfolio-in-9-easy-steps/

http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2012/08/wordpress-portfolio-themes.html

http://freelanceswitch.com/freelancing-essentials/8-portfolio-phrases-that-send-the-wrong-message/

http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the_perfect_portfolio/

http://www.aiga.org/portfolio-presenting/

http://nubbytwiglet.com/2009/07/27/7-tips-for-creating-a-print-based-design-portfolio/

Resume and Business Card Links

http://naldzgraphics.net/tips/10-graphic-design-resume-tips/

http://us.moo.com/

http://jobmob.co.il/blog/business-card-mistakes/

http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/ns/default.aspx?GP=9%2f9%2f2012+1%3a16%3a08+PM&GPS=2552268970&GNF=1&rd=1

http://inspiredology.com/cool-business-cards/

Local Print Shops

http://www.kirkseyssprintprinting.net/

http://www.triangleblueprint.com/

http://www.asoup.com/

http://www.lunarventures.net/

http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Dragos.Copy.And.Print.Center.409-729-0336

http://local.chron.com/s/TX-Beaumont/Printing-Shops

Online Print Vendors

http://www.vistaprint.com/

http://www.blurb.com/

http://us.moo.com/

http://www.modernpostcard.com/

http://www.zazzle.com/

http://www.threadless.com/

Books

http://www.davidairey.com/books/

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470168730.html

http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300120110

http://www.coursesmart.com/graphic-design-history-a-critical-guide-second/johanna-drucker-emily-mcvarish/dp/9780205219452

http://www.designcrit.com/gd_reader.pdf

http://www.amazon.com/Graphic-Designer-without-Expanded-Edition/dp/1568989830/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Contemporary Graphic Designers

Aaron Draplin

http://draplin.com/

Kelly Anderson

http://kellianderson.com/

James Victore

http://www.jamesvictore.com/

Stefan Sagmeister

http://sagmeister.com/

Michael Bierut

http://www.pentagram.com/en/new/michael-bierut/

http://www.aiga.org/medalist-michaelbierut/

Jessica Hische

http://jessicahische.is/

Kate Bingaman-Burt

http://katebingamanburt.com/

Paula Scher

http://www.aiga.org/medalist-paulascher/

http://www.paulaschermaps.com/

http://www.paulascher.com/

Marian Bantjes

http://www.bantjes.com/

Charles Wilken

http://automatic-iam.com/

http://www.saatchionline.com/charleswilkin

Matteo Bologna

http://www.mucca.com/

Philippe Apeloig

http://www.apeloig.com/

Paul Rand

http://www.paul-rand.com/

http://www.imaginaryforces.com/featured-work/experience-design/paul-rand-film/

Saul Bass

http://designmuseum.org/design/saul-bass/

Jessica Jones

http://jessicajonesdesign.com/

Eddie Opara

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662252/exclusive-pentagrams-newest-partner-is-eddie-opara-video

David Carson

http://www.davidcarsondesign.com/

Art Chantry

http://www.artchantry.com/

http://gigposters.com/designers.php?designer=3275

Chip Kidd

http://chipkidd.com/journal/

April Greiman

http://aprilgreiman.com/

http://www.aiga.org/medalist-aprilgreiman/

Milton Glaser

http://www.miltonglaser.com/

Massimo Vignelli

http://www.vignelli.com/

Alexey Brodovitch

http://www.aiga.org/medalist-alexeybrodovitch/

Herb Lubalin

http://www.aiga.org/medalist-herblubalin/

David Airey

http://www.davidairey.com/

http://www.davidairey.com/advice-for-design-students/

Frank Chimero

http://frankchimero.com/

Mitch Goldstein

http://mitchgoldstein.com/

Debbie Millman

http://debbiemillman.com/

Gale Anderson

http://www.gailycurl.com/

Woody Pirtile

http://www.pirtledesign.com/index.htm

Design Firms & Ad Agencies

http://www.hugeinc.com/
http://www.mullen.com/
http://www.digitas.com/
http://www.vignelli.com/
http://www.pentagram.com/work/#/all/all/newest/
http://www.ogilvy.com/
http://www.cpbgroup.com/
http://www.hhcc.com/
http://www.richards.com/index.html
http://www.bigspaceship.com/
http://www.celerydesign.com/
http://www.ideo.com/
http://continuuminnovation.com/
http://www.frogdesign.com/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/marketshare/2012/08/22/7637/

Job Websites

http://www.coroflot.com/jobs
http://www.beyond.com/
http://www.creativejobscentral.com/
http://www.creativehotlist.com/
http://www.creativegroup.com/
http://www.behance.net/joblist
http://www.indeed.com/q-Creative-jobs.html
http://www.careerbuilder.com/?cbRecursionCnt=1
http://www.monster.com/
http://www.linkedin.com/directory/jobs/art-creative.html
http://www.krop.com/#!/
http://www.talentzoo.com/
http://www.creativecircle.com/index.aspx

Interview Attire Tips

http://www.thenewprofessionalblog.com/2010/07/where-to-wear-interviews-for-creative.html

http://houston.aiga.org/interview-attire-for-designers-what-to-wear/

http://pinterest.com/aigahouston/interview-attire-for-graphic-designers/

Networking

http://www.forgraphicdesignersonly.com/articles/11-steps-to-better-networking

Other Designers’ Lists of Links & Resources

http://jessicahische.is/heretohelp

http://www.helenarmstrong.us/about/resources/

http://www.davidairey.com/advice-for-design-students/

Book Lists

http://www.stevezimmerman.is/a/book-worm/

http://www.davidairey.com/books/

http://www.designcrit.com/gd_reader.pdf

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