30 inspiring Flickr groups on typography

30 inspiring Flickr groups on typography | David Airey - graphic designer, logo designer
Inspiring typographical Flickr collections, for designers and type nuts. The following groups contain more than 50,000 images showcasing typography. Just about enough to quench your type desires.


New Visual Research Photo Archive

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.


SFMOMA | Explore Modern Art | SFMOMA ArtScope

The works of art and design are a bit overwhelmed by the interface (visual browsing tool), but you should spend some time with this:

SFMOMA | Explore Modern Art | SFMOMA ArtScope


Learning Design Learning Software


There is a national survey for design students this week and I would like all current IDD students to answer, so that we can get a better understanding of what works, what doesn't and what you perceive your needs to be. It is completely anonymous - I just need for you to indicate “IDD” when it asks for a class code, so that I can compare your responses directly with those from design students across the nation.

Learning Design Learning Software Survey

Please take 10 minutes of your time this week to help me improve my courses! I will be so grateful.



Time Management for Anarchists

No Media Kings = Free Anarchomic Released

Time Management for Anarchists started as a seminar I did at a zine fair five years ago, so I’m happy to be launching this comic at Canzine this Sunday. After doing the seminar a bunch of times, I did a Flash animation where judging by the traffic and the comments, various non-anarchist folks found it useful/enjoyable. So I worked with Marc Ngui and comic publisher IDW to start on a comic adaptation of it to see how it’d work for a broader audience, and Diamond is shipping the results to comic shops soon.

Resource for Design Students by Design Students

The Graphic Student
THE GRAPHIC STUDENT is a resource for design students. Whether you're studying graphics, fashion, architecture, or any other creative visual field, this is the place for you. A place to share work, speak your mind, and learn from one another.


From Cave Paintings to the Internet

Jeremy Norman’s From Cave Paintings to the Internet: 70,000 BCE to 8,000 BCE Timeline

Welcome to the interactive version of my timeline on the history of information and media. Since publication of a relatively brief static version in my 2005 book, From Gutenberg to the Internet, this timeline has been a work in progress, and as it has grown so has its scope. Reflecting the greatly increased scope of the timeline, I decided to rename it From Cave Paintings to the Internet.

Recently, with the help of web designer Jessica Gore, I was able to convert the timeline into an interactive database with several new features. When I completed the conversion in October 2008 there were more than 1550 annotated timeline entries, nearly all of which had one or more hyperlinks to online references. There were also sixty-four themes, by which the timeline could be searched. Individual timeline entries were indexed by up to six themes. You will find links to each theme at the end of each timeline entry. If you click on that theme after the entry you will see a timeline based on that theme alone. You can, of course, access the timeline by various different eras, and you can switch back and forth between eras and themes. Users should recognize that in order to trace the origins of concepts or technologies back in time I have sometimes defined themes loosely. In order to make some themes more accessible to historical treatment I have also combined related themes. For example, I combined Internet and Networking in order to trace this theme back to the first road networks in the ancient world, to railroads, to the telegraph lines that followed railroad lines, to telephone networks, up the network of networks that is the Internet.