For my first post, I thought it would make sense to give credit to the creative blogs that inspired me to start Creative Opera. There are a ton out there, and many of them are good. How did I choose my top 5? These are the the sites that I can’t pull myself away from once I start reading. These sites will keep you entertained for hours!
Web Designer Depot
This site is great for creative inspiration and discussion, but it is also full of useful information, advice, and design tutorials. There are even a few great graphic history lessons. Some popular posts include: How NOT to Design a Logo, 100 Websites with Outstanding Artistic Design (an amazing source of design inspiration), 6 Reasons Why Designers Should Code, and 10 Usability Tips for Web Designers.
Logo Design Love
This site has so much great information on logos — as well as tons of links to other sources of information and inspiration. Some popular articles include: 81 best logo design resources, When logos look alike, 10 successful logo redesigns, 33 logos in 33 minutes, and 15 wonderfully simple logo designs.
I Love Typography
Graphic Design Blog
It is insane how much useful material lives on Graphic Design Blog. Here you’ll find interesting discussions, useful links, and tons of information. Popular posts include 6 Reasons Why a Logo Should Cost More than your Lunch, How Much Can you Charge for Freelance Graphic Design, Freelancing and Time Management and Inspiration for Design and Advertising.
You never know what to expect from the Coudal Partners site. It’s different that the average design blog, and that’s why I love it. There is always something unexpected, and an endless supply of interesting information, quirky contests, and creative experiments. One of my favorite features is their Layer Tennis series, where two designers face off each Friday afternoon, while professional copywriters commentate.
Hopefully you’ll take the time to check out these exceptional design blogs. I’d love to hear what you think.
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