Saturday, September 23, 2006

Design Mags and Eye Candy

When I was in my early 30's and designing greeting cards for a living my best friend and I use to go to Borders Books once a month to purchase and paw through their stunning design rags and design books for inspiration. While I still love to get my hands on a yummy well designed mag or book printed on quality paper I no longer crave those excursions like I once did. The web is overflowing with inspiration and info for artists and designers so there is really no reason to leave the house any longer just to get an eyeful. I do miss the tactile sensual experience of paper & ink and yea I do still indulge myself at Borders on occasion, however today regardless of my budget or schedule, inspiration is always just a click away.

Today I post just a few favorites from my rather long list of bookmarked sites.
Mags:
How Design ( I also subscribe)
Design Graphics
Applied Arts
Colors Magazine

Inspiration:
Netdiver
http://www.5oup.net/
Digital Thread
blogarians
Illustrationclass.com

1 comment:

Kathy Weller said...

Rebecca, thank you for the great extensive list. I just tried out a couple mags and one of them, ID, I just didn't like at all.Can you believe I couldn't bring myself to even read the mag because I find the design to be very tough to get past. It's overly minimalist but i can't wrap my brain around it. I look forward to trying HOW.

HEY...did you know Adobe has a mag called Layers?? I've never seen it but plan to check it out if I can ever het my habds on a copy. I'm pretty sure they don't sell it at Borders, unfortunately..

take care
kathy