Design has always been something that I have been interested in – a bit of graphic design, a bit of art, typography, etc. So, today I wanted to share some of my favorite inspirational design websites currently! 🙂 [not in any order]

  1. CollateScreen Shot 2016-01-12 at 8.30.01 PM.pngCollate is a tumblr-esque website with minimalist display broadcasting some of the most beautiful designs currently in existence. The two defining factors that distinguish Collate from other websites for me is the display and the content displayed (which I guess means everything lol). The display is really nice in the fact that it shows multiple shifting images within the same space on the website – thus showing several different aspects of the company, artist, etc. being represented. And in terms of that being represented, Collate does a really good job of really displaying a variety of different types of content – videos, magazines, artists, companies, restaurants, anything!.
  2. Design of the WorldScreen Shot 2016-01-12 at 8.37.24 PM.pngAs one of the first design websites that captured my eye, it will be the one that always has a special place in my heart. Design of the World is laid out in a different way than Collate but also it focuses less on art and aesthetic design, but more on utilitarian design – how can we use design in a way to benefit the world? How can we create something beautiful that can also be used? Geek out over the Makoko Floating School or gush over the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, the world truly has a lot to offer and a lot of talented people out there.
  3. Mr-Cup – Graphic Exchange Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 9.02.51 PM.pngI just discovered Mr-Cup, a new favorite of mine because letterpress! Mr-Cup or Graphic Exchange or Mr. Cup, whichever you prefer, is actually a shop website, selling graphic designer Fabien Barral’s letterpress calendars, coasters, etc. On his blog, he also attracts a variety of different graphic designers, typographists looking for inspiration. He features his own work with letters, but also the work of others, all displaying the art of letters, penmanship, and expressive ideas. Barral also recently expanded on his blog with the start of his own design magazine – Walter Magazine. For more information, just check out the various links in the header of his website that I have linked.

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