30 Best Websites for Graphic Design Trends

July 21, 2013

Staying abreast of contemporary graphic design trends is one way to keep your skill set relevant and marketable in the ever-evolving world of professional graphic design. It’s good to know what your colleagues and competitors are up to; and, it’s good to be inspired by social and even natural trends in order to craft striking new designs that set you apart. The following 30 websites will not only keep you up-to-date, they’ll inspire you to design the future.

1.  Whitezine

Focuses on digital arts and trends to deliver daily content that inspires. Whitezine, Graphic Design Photography, trends - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-18-55-Optimized  

2.  Trend List

Explores visual trends in contemporary graphic design. Trend List - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-21-12-Optimized  

3.  Think Marketing Magazine

Melds creative technology and knowledge so you can not only see great design, but great design that influences. Think Marketing Magazine - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-22-31-Optimized  

4.  GD USA

One of the most popular magazines on graphic design for more than 50 years. Graphic Design USA - graphic design news, trends, people, ideas and products fro_2013-07-08_09-24-26-Optimized  

5.  Digital Arts Online

News, tips and inspiration for creatives the world over. Resource and Tutorials for Professional Digital Media Designers - Digital Arts -_2013-07-08_09-26-31-Optimized  

6.  Designer Today

Hundreds of articles about graphic design to spark inspiration. Graphic Design Magazine & Graphic Design Resourses - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-27-21-Optimized  

7.  Core77

Core77 covers industrial design and other aspects of the creative world. Form and function are key components. Core77 industrial design magazine resource Graphic Design category - Googl_2013-07-08_09-40-51-Optimized  

8.  CMYK Magazine

So many design inspiration sources are only concerned with digital design; but some magazines, such as CMYK, focus almost exclusively on print. CMYK Magazine Home - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-42-51-Optimized  

9.  Touchey

If you’re interested in some seriously modern – and seriously cool – designs, Touchey is a can’t-miss. Touchey Design Magazine - Ideas and Inspiration - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-45-36-Optimized  

10.  Inspired Mag

Devoted to web and design inspiration for creatives, by creatives. Inspired Magazine Blog - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-47-06-Optimized  

11.  Lovely Package

If you’re into label and packaging design, Lovely Package showcases the latest and greatest. Lovely Package Curating the very best packaging design - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-50-59-Optimized  

12.  Marketing Magazine

A vast amount of graphic design services are purchased and designers paid by marketing firms, which is why it pays to view the latest ad designs. Marketing - the UK's leading title for marketing professionals. - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-52-14-Optimized  

13.  Before and After

Dedicated to making graphic design understandable, useful and fun for everyone. Before & After Home - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-53-50-Optimized  

14.  HOW Design

A must-read for all graphic designers! Graphic Design Inspiration, Blogs, Business & Career Advice HOW - Google Chrom_2013-07-08_09-55-25-Optimized  

15.  Brands Of The World

Search the latest entries to identify contemporary logo design trends. Brands of the World™ Download vector logos and logotypes - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_09-59-08-Optimized  

16.  B2B Marketing

Focused exclusively on B2B marketing, so you can see how designers are approaching the business world. B2B Marketing The Business to Business Marketing Resource - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-00-42-Optimized  

17.  American Printer

Keep up-to-date on printing trends, which directly affect how a given design ultimately looks as a finished product. American Printer Magazine — Home Page Printing industry news, notes and featur_2013-07-08_10-02-15-Optimized  

18.  Trends-Ideas

Explores contemporary trends in a wide variety of places: kitchens, bathrooms, products, home and commercial design. Because you never know what’s going to inspire your next great idea. trendsideas.com architecture, kitchen and bathroom design - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-04-21-Optimized  

19.  Target Marketing

Features a research library so you can study what works in designing for marketing. Strategies and Solutions for Profitable Direct and Target Marketing Target Mar_2013-07-08_10-06-14-Optimized  

20.  Inspiration Magazine

Another website devoted to inspiring graphic designers with the latest designs on the web. Inspiration Magazine For Creative Web Designers and Developers - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-17-21-Optimized  

21.  ArtBistro

Monster’s answer to the design job market lets you search professional graphic design portfolios. ArtBistro.com create and connect - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-19-10-Optimized  

22.  Behance

An enhanced graphic design showcase site that is continually updated by professional designers. Behance Activity Feed - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-20-40-Optimized  

23.  Ads Of The World

Browse the latest agency advertisements to see how they’re changing the marketing design landscape. Ads of the World™ Creative Advertising Archive & Community - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-22-13-Optimized  

24.  The Dieline

Similar to Lovely Package, The Dieline features the latest packaging designs. The Dieline - - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-23-27-Optimized  

25.  Print Magazine

Covers the printing world, including graphic design for printed products. Design Tips, Education, Resources & Designer Advice Print Magazine - Google Ch_2013-07-08_10-24-52-Optimized  

26.  Get Inspired Magazine

Go here to find outstanding new designs not posted on many other popular showcase websites. .Get Inspired! Magazine - Online showcase, e-magazine and social network for art_2013-07-08_10-26-04-Optimized  

27.  AdWeek

More ad-based research for contemporary graphic design trends. Adweek – Breaking News in Advertising, Media and Technology - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-27-35-Optimized  

28.  Advertising Age

Another example of a magazine focused on the advertising world, perfect for gleaning design inspiration. Advertising Agency & Marketing Industry News - Advertising Age - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-29-03-Optimized  

29.  Mobile Marketing

If mobile design is the future, then the future is now. Stay ahead of the competition by learning from others’ mobile design successes. Mobile Marketing Magazine - Google Chrome_2013-07-08_10-29-54-Optimized  

30.  National Geographic

Often, the most inspiring visuals are found in nature. And National Geographic captures nature on film. National Geographic - Inspiring People to Care About the Planet Since 1888 - Goo_2013-07-08_10-31-16-Optimized   Now it’s your turn. Where do you go for graphic design trends? What did I miss?

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