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Keep up to date with what’s moving in the design world in this section.
You will find a collection of web resources to be up to date, museums with exhibitions you can't miss, professional associations who can guide you on your way, reference publications and the fairs and congresses where to meet the leading agents in the sector.

Museums and cultural entities

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Museum logoIt is the museum of the arts of the object and of the design, product of the integration of the collections of the Museum of the Decorative Arts, the Museum of Ceramics, the Textile and Clothing Museum and the Cabinet of the Graphic Arts of the city. That is, the common denominator of all collections and between yesterday and today is the object and everything that means or has meant and has contributed: from its conception, creation and production to its use according to time and society, both in the artisanal and pre-industrial stage and in the industrial or digital stage. The museum preserves a collection of more than 70.000 objects that have traditionally been classified under the name of decorative arts or applied arts and that span from the fourth century BC to the present day, with unique collections and international resonance, such as medieval fabrics, enamelled Catalan glass from the XNUMXth century or Alcora ceramics, among others. It is located in the Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes.

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Museum logoThe Bauhaus-Archiv is a design museum in Berlin, which houses documents, articles and projects related to the Bauhaus (famous school of art, design and architecture of the twentieth century). It is located in the Tiergarten district along the Landwehrkanal. The Bauhaus-Archiv was founded in Darmstadt in 1960 with the support of Walter Gropius and other members of the Bauhaus. The museum's collection documents the history of the Bauhaus in art, teaching, architecture and design. The collection includes educational materials used by the school, models and architectural projects, photographs and various documents. The Bauhaus-Archiv also houses works by countless XNUMXth-century artists, including Lyonel Feininger, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, Werner Drewes and Oskar Schlemmer. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum organizes special exhibitions every year. Conferences, outdoor exhibitions, readings and concerts are also organized. The museum is currently closed for renovations, pending the completion of construction of a new building that will house the new museum.

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The museum was founded in 1981 by the University of Umeå (Sweden) and is an international center of contemporary art and visual culture, and it shows works of contemporary art, architecture, design and photography. There are also guided tours, film screenings, talks, concerts, workshops and other activities. In 2012, the museum was moved to its new facilities on the Umeå Art Campus. The museum was housed in a seven-storey building of more than 3500 m² (more than double the previous facilities) designed by Henning Larsen Architects and opened to the public on May 19, 2012. floors, three are for exhibitions, and the others for workshops, an auditorium and administration.

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Design Museum

Museum logoThe Design Museum is an avant-garde UK building dedicated to design. It was founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran. It was originally next to the River Thames, near Tower Bridge but later moved to the Kensington district (London). It was the first in the world dedicated exclusively to objects designed and mass-produced. Its collection consists of graphic designs, furniture, radios, cars, televisions, household appliances, appliances and technological objects. In addition, it owns a famous sculpture done by Paolozzi located at the entrance of the museum.

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Danish Design Center

Museum logoThe Danish Design Center (DDC) is a Copenhagen museum, housed in a new building designed by architect Henning Larsen, in the city center. It was founded in 1978 and its main objective has evolved over the years. Its current mission is to disseminate knowledge about the use of design in relation to innovation processes and business development in order to improve its competitiveness. It is a reference center for industrial design, as well as a public museum that includes in its 900 m2 of exhibition space, a shop that sells books and design products.

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Museum of Design and Fashion

Museum logoThe "Museum of Design and Fashion" already existed between 1999 and 2006 as a department, in the Cultural Center of Belém. Following the conversion of the former headquarters of the Banco Nacional Ultramarino in Rua Augusta, central Lisbon, it reopened on 21 May 2008 with an expanded exhibition and fashion space as additional collections. The collection includes around 1000 works from the field of design and approximately 1200 from the field of fashion (such as chairs and chests, dresses and bags from the XNUMXth century to the present day), including works by Russel Wright, Charlotte Perriand, Ettore Sottsass, Mar. Newson, Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier, Droog Design, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Versace, Pierre Balmain, Paco Rabanne, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano. It also has a specialist bookshop, a café and a function room.

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Stedelijk Museum Breda

Museum logoThe Stedelijk Museum Breda, formerly the Museum of Image (MOTI), is a national museum of visual culture in Breda, the Netherlands. The museum focuses on film, design, photography, fashion, visual arts, architecture, science and games. On January 1, 2017 moti closed to reopen the building in the spring of 2017 as Stedelijk Museum Breda, merging with the Breda Museum. The building, a national heritage site from 1966, is one of the oldest in the city of Breda. In addition to the outstanding exhibitions, the "Graphic Design Museum" also organizes multiple activities such as visits, workshops and children's parties.

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Triennale di Milano

Museum logoThe Triennale di Milano is a museum of design and art located in the Parco Sempione in Milan, Lombardy, in northern Italy. It is located in the Palazzo dell'Arte, which was designed by Giovanni Muzio and built between 1931 and 1933. The construction was funded by Antonio Bernocchi, and his brothers Andrea and Michele. The museum hosts exhibitions and events that highlight contemporary Italian design, urban planning, architecture, music, and art, focusing on the relationship between art and industry. The museum also contains the Collezione Permanent, a collection of the most important objects in contemporary Italian design. The museum also manages the Museum of the Triennale di Milano Tokyo, located in the Shiodome district of Tokyo, Japan.

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V & A Dundee

Museum logoV&A Dundee is a design museum located in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on September 15, 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first "Victoria and Albert" museum outside London. The V&A Dundee is also the first building in the UK to be designed by Kengo Kuma. The "exhibition galleries" are dedicated to temporary exhibitions and the "Scottish Design Galleries" feature works of permanent design from all over Scotland.

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Vitra Design Museum

Museum logoThe Vitra Design Museum, opened in 1989, is a museum owned by the Vitra design furniture brand. The museum is located in the German town of Weil am Rhein, near Basel, housed in a building by Canadian architect Frank Gehry. It is among the most important museums of industrial furniture design and architecture in the world. The museum offers temporary exhibitions and events dedicated to architecture, interior design and furniture design.

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A + D

Museum logoThe R&D Museum was founded by Stephen Kanner and Bernard Zimmerman in 2001. R&D is a non-profit organization funded by public donations, government donations, and donations from private foundations and sponsoring companies. Its mission is to celebrate and promote a knowledge of progressive architecture and design in everyday life.

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Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Museum logoThe Cooper-Hewitt Museum (USA) is dedicated to the history of design and contemporary design. The museum is located in New York, on Fifth Avenue and is part of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum awards the National Design Award, in more than ten categories, to the best American design. Founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt, granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper, and daughters of Abram Stevens Hewitt, mayor of New York in 1887-88. It contains more than 250.000 objects ranging from the Han Dynasty China to the present, organized into four departments: applied arts and industrial design, drawings and copies, textiles, and wallpaper. It also has a research library containing more than 80.000 volumes, including 7.000 rare books. It was closed for a few years for renovations and reopened in December 2014. It is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to design.

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Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

Museum logoBased in Manhattan, New York, it collects, displays and interprets objects that document contemporary and historical innovation in crafts, art and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the museum shows the creative process by which materials are manufactured in works that improve contemporary life. The museum first opened its doors in 1956 as a Museum of Contemporary Crafts with the mission of recognizing the craftsmanship of contemporary American artists. The continued growth of the MAD's collections, public programs and assistance prompted its relocation to a new headquarters. The new building was designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture in September 2008. With a glazed terracotta tile texture and fried glass, the building reflects MAD’s artisan heritage and permanent collections. The museum includes: four floors of exhibition galleries for works by established and emerging artists; a 150-seat auditorium to offer lectures, films and performances; and a restaurant. It also includes a jewelry study center and an educational center that offers multimedia access to primary school materials, hands-on classrooms for students, and three art studios.

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Design Museum of Chicago

Museum logoFormerly known as Chicago Design Museum or "ChiDM" was founded in 2012 as a "pop-up museum" and hosted exhibitions at various locations around Chicago in 2012 and 2013. After a successful campaign of “crowdfunding and kickstarter” in 2014, the museum opened a permanent location. Its mission is to "educate, inspire and innovate through design." Its programs are collaborative and community-based, focusing largely on local volunteers for exhibition design, conservation, registration, marketing, and other basic museum functions. The museum is a non-profit organization, which believes that design has the ability to fundamentally improve the human condition. It promotes a free, open and honest engagement with diverse audiences through a permanent collection, rotating exhibitions and educational programming.

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Museum logoThe Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also called DDP was designed by British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid with the concept of “Metonymic Landscape”. Designed as a cultural center in Seoul’s historic district and Korea’s largest fashion district, the DDP is made up of undulating surfaces that resemble liquid flow and allow for flexibility in space. The latest generation BIM (Building Information Modeling) system, mega-truss and the spatial weft system are the key features for creating large-scale spaces. The building is equipped with various public spaces including exhibition hall, conference room, design museum, design laboratory, academy room, media center, seminar room, Dongdaemun History and Culture Park, designer showroom and design market. The diversity of spaces allows the DDP to provide the widest possible range of event spaces to help bring new vigor and cultural vitality to the city. The art room serves as a launch pad for the Korean creative and cultural industry and serves as a key space for conventions, salons, exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts and performances. The museum room consists of five sections and allows many artists to engage in the design industry and exchange their ideas. The Design Market is a multi-purpose space for cultural events and shopping, and is open 24 hours a day to provide a public space for visitors and residents of Dongdaemun Market, the city that never sleeps.

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Professional entities and associations


Association logoFAD Industrial Design Association, based in Barcelona. They are defined as passionate about product design and as interlocutors in the community of professionals, students and companies who love this discipline. Its main goal is to ensure good design. It contains various information: agenda, awards, news, projects, etc.

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Association of Professional Designers

Association logoStatewide born in 1978. Defends professional interests in the design sector.

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Barcelona Center of Disseny

Association logoBCD Barcelona Design Center is a center for the promotion and revitalization of design in the business and institutional field created in 1973, the first in Spain. Since then, BCD promotes design as a strategic element and key factor in innovation and competitiveness and evolves in line with changes in the economy and society, adapting its discourse and activities to needs. concrete at the moment. Its legal form is that of a private non-profit foundation and has the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Barcelona City Council, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism as lifelong patrons. BCD currently develops projects and activities in the areas of Design Policy; Business Growth and Creative Entrepreneurship; and Promotion and Internationalization.

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Creative Club

Association logoIt is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of creative work in Spain and seeks to unite professionals in this sector in favor of education and training. It is the only organization of its kind that currently exists in Spain.

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MESDI is a non-profit industrial design association based in Vilanova i la Geltrú [located within the facilities of the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Vilanova i la Geltrú (EPSEVG)].

This project was born in 2016 under the hand of its founders: Marta Torras, Carles Sala, Aya Ulan, Laia Fibla and Elena Vicente. The aim of the group is to promote a culture of design and innovation in the field of engineering.

MESDI organizes thematic and educational workshops to help complement student training, as well as organize and participate in conferences, talks, and roundtables. With these actions they involve the industrial design students of the UPC, offering them to be part of a young, active association, which is committed to design, and which offers new members the opportunity to participate in the different departments that make it up.

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Bureau of European Design Associations

Association logoAbout design innovation. Founded in 1969, it brings together European organizations that promote design and innovation.

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Cumulus Association: International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

Global association that supports education and research in art and design. It is a forum for collaboration and transfer of knowledge and good practices. The cluster currently consists of 299 members from 56 countries.

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Institute for Design and Disability

Association logoPromotes design for people with disabilities. It is a federation of European associations dedicated to this field.

International Development Innovation Network

Association logoIt is the body dedicated to the creation of technologies and companies aimed at eradicating poverty through sustainable design.

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International Designers Society of America

Association logoIt is the organization that promotes the practice and education of industrial design and organizes the annual International Design Experience Award (IDEA).

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The Design Society

Association logoA global community of design research, education and practice. Founded in 2000, it is an interdisciplinary community of academics and industry professionals with the goal of developing and promoting a robust, usable and scalable environment to design complex solutions that a sustainable and globalized society must carry out in the century. XXI. Its aim is to develop innovative means that support designers in their practice. At the same time, they support the exchange of good practices to improve routine design and conduct research to develop and maintain a solid theoretical basis for design.

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World Design Organization

Association logoKnown at the time of its formation as the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design is a non-profit organization to protect and promote the interests of the industrial design profession to generate better products, systems, services and experiences, better business and industries; and, ultimately, a better environment and society.

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Congresses and fairs that you can't miss

Barcelona Design Week

Organized by the BCD (Barcelona Design Center), it is the annual meeting point for companies and professionals who work with design, creativity and innovation. The program is developed throughout the city.

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Madrid Design Festival

International festival that aims to make Madrid the capital of design and place it in a privileged place in the international context. The annual event is held during the month of February and covers all disciplines of design, from architecture to graphic design through communication or interior design, hybridizing all of them in a contemporary and innovative format. Madrid Design Festival is a long-term project that is present throughout the city, becoming the best tool for democratizing design and conveying the importance of a discipline that transforms our lives on a daily basis. A language capable of generating methodologies, changing mentalities, positively altering our environment and, above all, redesigning the world. Madrid Design Festival proposes for this a transversal program that allows to show proposals of designers of reference and bet in turn by the young professionals. Madrid Design Festival, conceived and created by the Factory and under the direction of Álvaro Matías, has had, since its inception, the collaboration of an advisory committee composed of independent experts, specialists in different fields.

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For too long, the creative world has focused on generating ideas outside of executing ideas. To make great ideas come true, you need to act, experiment, fail, and adapt and learn on a daily basis. 99U is the effort of to provide this missing curriculum to make ideas come true.

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Paris Design Week

Participating in Paris Design Week means you’ll enjoy an unprecedented level of visibility at a time when Paris is putting design in the spotlight. From exclusive locations and exhibitions to iconic creations, exceptional encounters and fruitful collaborations, this is the best time to put a name to yourself. The only limit is your imagination.

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It is the annual design celebration of New York City, attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from around the world. Taking place every May (next May 12-20, 2020), the event celebrates a world of design and showcase of more than a dozen design disciplines through events taking place in the five districts of the city.

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Salone Milano

This is the unmissable appointment in the design calendar. In 2019, the Mobile Show reaches its 58th edition, maintaining its convening capacity. Along with the furniture fair, every year it gains more prominence in the events that are distributed over the distances of Milan: Brera, Tortona, Ventura.

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Web resources to keep up to date

Abduzeedo is a collective of individual writers who share articles on design, photography and UX.
It was founded by Fabio Sasso in 2006 as a personal blog, later growing to become a digital publication with several writers from around the world, working independently. He is currently part of Steale LLC.

Blog belonging to the area of ​​industrial design of the Artediez school in Madrid. It deals with issues of modeling, layout, industrial modeling and furniture design.

Chema Ibáñez: creativity, design, innovation, engineering
Blog of EPSEVG professor Chema Ibáñez. This blog started out as a simple repository of supporting data for its classes, but having surpassed 72.000 visits, it can be said that it has become a space to share (playfully and relaxed) topics related to creativity, the design and innovation.

Core77 Design
Since 1995, has catered to a global audience dedicated to industrial design ranging from students to experienced professionals. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive calendar of events, hosts portfolios, worksheets, a database of design companies, schools, vendors and services. It offers a meeting point for both designers and enthusiasts, producing design contests, conference series, parties and exhibitions.

Dailytonic is a project of Architonic AG Zurich. The name says it all: dailytonic aims to provide you with daily inspiration. It focuses on relevant project information for architects, interior designers, furniture specialists and planners. Only the best projects, products and materials are selected for publication. On the one hand, dailytonic filters for you the latest entries in the database, saving you the trouble of searching for everything that is new. Its goal is to serve you a refreshing cocktail daily, presenting the most exciting news in an efficient way.

David Report
David Report is an influential online blog and magazine that since 2006 has been exploring the confluence of design, culture and business. Their detailed reports offer cutting-edge critical thinking. The reports try to make a difference by questioning the conventional mindset.

Desing Research Portal
Mario Dupont portal with design resources.

Design Sojourn (#DesignThinking Blog)
Blog of an industrial design professional specializing in product development strategies and programs.

It is the leading online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists and creatives of all kinds. Founded in 2001 in New York, Dexigner publishes the latest in design, events, competitions, books and resources.

Industrial design: lifestyle
Blog by César Augusto Zambrano, Industrial Designer at the National University of Colombia. Quality inspector and production control.

Esprit Design
The Esprit Design blog is dedicated to design in all its forms: from idea to creation, from inspiration to production, from hand to tool, from craftsman to designer. Designers, objects, furniture, cars, architecture, news, inspiration, technology. Since 2008 it offers a daily and exclusive selection of new talents and creations. A 100% novelty, based on conception, which makes the work of the designer the center of editorial content.
The Esprit Design blog is a highly specialized media that identifies and lists market news, trainings, calls for proposals and competitions, as well as coverage of the best French design events and others. With its values ​​and its presence on social media, BED today combines a large community of informed readers such as designers, design students, architects and interior designers.

It focuses on the classic design work of the 1950s and 1970s and contemporary designers inspired by this period. The content of the site includes interviews, articles, designer libraries, as well as examples of quirky design yearbooks, standard copies, posters ...

Ideas on ideas
A blog that deals with design, communication and branding strategies. It is a collection of long, opinionated and generally unapologetic essays on design, brands and experience.

Industrial Up
Daniel Wolf Industrial Design Blog (Faculty of Design and Communication, University of Palermo).

Design and current news.

Don't touch my Swiss
Created by Laura Pérez Osorio this blog was born in October 2009, to share some of the interesting things circulating on the network related to design, communication or just curiosities.

On Design
"On Diseño" was born in 1978, promoted by a group of independent professionals, completely detached from the pressure groups so common in their environment. There are three basic principles that inspired its creation and that have made it the benchmark of Spanish design culture for the last thirty years:

  1. Its critical independence
  2. His almost exclusive dedication to projects in our country
  3. His desire to analyze in a global and integrative way the set of actions that shape the way of life of people, from architecture, interior design, object and graphic design and that determine the contemporary culture of the around what we call design.

It is a web platform that includes projects, products, agenda, videos and a magazine.

It is an industrial design and graphic design studio with a lot of experience in all kinds of projects. Created in the year 2000 in Sabadell, it integrates designers who know the market and the industry perfectly, always achieving effective and new solutions. His blog is a sample of all his activities and knowledge in the world of industrial design.

Continuous paper
Blog of design, art, music, popular culture and the visual world.

Sergi Ventura Blog
Sergi Ventura's Industrial Design Blog with very interesting and well-structured information on resources on industrial design, creativity, regulations and legality.

It is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, published since December 2000, more or less continuously in New York City. Khoi is currently Adobe’s lead designer. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), design director of The New York Times Online and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He was considered one of the 50 most influential designers in America by Fast and Co.

Swissmiss is a design blog run by Tina Roth Eisenberg. In addition to Swissmiss he creates and directs Tattly, CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux and his co-working space at Brooklyn Friends.

Creative Review
News and content about the world of visual culture, advertising and design.

Creativity and innovation
Manuel Ferrández's blog that deals with issues of creativity and innovation.

Fast Company
The Fast Company blog has a focus on technological innovation, ethical economics and design. The Co.Design, Co.Create and Co.Labs sections are also derived from it.

Just Creative
Created by designer Jacob Crass it deals with strategic thinking, distinctive logos and memorable visual identities that allow brands to have an apparent and professional image for years to come.

NOTCOT Inc. is a growing network of design sites that currently includes and innovative sites contributed by the community + + (+ formerly NOTCOT is a visual filtering of ideas + aesthetics + fun. Both NOTCOT sites have become the daily source of inspiration for creatives around the world since 2005 with stunning images, the latest in international trends and a passion for all things well designed. NOTCOT.ORG is a community of creatives, design lovers and trend designers. Each image and subtitle takes you to a place worth visiting. It’s about sharing what inspires you.

The Power of ideas
Online medium that promotes creativity in all its expressions, from design, art, music, advertising and many other fields. Its promoters are from Costa Rica but include content from around the world. Inspiring is one of his ideals; a space open to creativity, as well as promoting events and spaces that encourage these areas. An interesting place to discover what is happening in the world of current design through the filter of the authors.

Yatzer is a global online resource that allows readers to discover and follow the most engaging creative projects and people in art, fashion, design and architecture from around the world. Yatzer was initially founded by Greek interior designer Costas Voyatzis in 2007, since then, it has continuously increased the number of followers, the quality of its content as well as its participation in the most exclusive creative events in the world. Unlike other design blogs, Yatzer reflects an intimately curated set of experiences, projects, and products that unanimously offer beauty, craftsmanship, and sophistication.

Acejet 170
Graphic design and typography blog started in 2006.

Blog that offers information to designers, illustrators, animators and all kinds of creative professionals. The aim is to report on the latest graphic and visual trends, both in terms of traditional and digital techniques.

It is dedicated to graphic design, image and communication. The blog is run by Victor Palou.

I love typography
Blog about typography.

Logo Design Love
Logo Design Love is a website and book dedicated to logos and visual identities. Launched in 2008, the site shares good ideas and traits related to identity.

Dominant male
It is a blog of graphic design and creativity that was born in 2007 from the hand of the Sevillian designer Kiki Sicardo to support all designers, offering a collection of resources, events, portfolios, sources of inspiration and everything related to the world of visual creation. In 2014, the designer Jose María Quirós also joined the adventure, and together they form what MachoDominante is today.

Web portal designed by Joan, Àlex and Jandro. They are defined as passionate about photography and in love with graphic design. Illustration lovers, music lovers, video game enthusiasts, trend followers and fans of geek culture.

Ozestudi is an industrial design and graphic design studio with a lot of experience in all kinds of projects. His specialty is industrial design and graphic design although his project profiles are very varied. Created in the year 2000 in Sabadell, it integrates designers who know the market and the industry perfectly, always achieving effective and new solutions. His blog is a sample of all his activities and knowledge in the world of industrial design.

Truly Ace Graphic Design
Blog about graphic design.

Type for you
Typeforyou is a blog about typography. The purpose of typography is to build a bridge from one mind to another. The nature and quality of this bridge determine what it crosses.

Founded in 2002, Typographica is a review of typographies and typography books, with occasional comments on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles with Caren Litherland and designed by Chris Hamamoto.

Blog about web design and graphic design.

Dieline is a bespoke creative platform that exists to serve the packaging community. Its mission is to build a global community of professionals and advocate for the packaging industry towards more sustainable solutions through creativity and innovation. Founded in 2007 by Andrew Gibbs, Dieline has become the leading brand in media for packaging and consumers. Dieline is committed to supporting the advancement of the package design industry in all its forms. Dieline is the most visited packaging design website in the world and highlights the importance and value of packaging design for today’s world brands. In 2018, Dieline has evolved to become a high-end custom creative platform for package designers, brand designers, consumer brands, agencies, suppliers, sustainability experts, students and packaging manufacturers.

Packaging cluster

Formed by Catalan companies in 2012, today it brings together 86 active members from companies, knowledge centers and entities that represent the entire value chain of the field, which include R&D, Raw Materials and Intermediate Products; the Machinery; the Peripherals and Line Finals; Packaging Manufacturers; and End Users.

Referent publications

Base: Design and Innovation
Digital journal of the Faculty of Design of the Universidad del Desarrollo de Chile.


Since 1995 has served a global audience of industrial designers ranging from students to experienced professionals. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive calendar of events, hosts portfolios, job offers, a database of design brands, schools, vendors and services. Core77 provides a meeting point for both designers and enthusiasts, producing design contests, conference series, parties and exhibitions.

David Report

David Report is an influential online blog and magazine that since 2006 has been exploring the confluence of design, culture and business. Its readers share an interest and curiosity in everything from art, architecture, culture, design and fashion to food, innovation, music, sustainability and travel. Their detailed reports offer cutting-edge critical thinking. The reports try to make a difference by questioning the conventional mindset.


Daily web magazine covering the fields of industrial design, architecture and international art. Launched in 1999, the publication was the first web magazine dedicated to these fields, and includes first-hand interviews and studio visits to renowned designers and architects, as well as coverage of international design fairs and new projects. It has 3,5 million readers and 450.000 subscribers to its newsletters.

Design Science

Design Science is an international open access journal that publishes original qualitative and qualitative research into the creation of artifacts and systems, and their integration into our physical, virtual, psychological, economic, and social environment. Designed
by an international editorial board, Design Science aims to serve as an archive site for science-based design knowledge in various disciplines. Its publication facilitates communication in various fields and will serve as a bridge between various communities, publishing original research with an important emphasis on accessibility for scholars from various disciplines.


Dezeen is the most popular and influential architecture and design magazine in the world, and winner of numerous journalism and publishing awards. Created in November 2006, its mission is very simple: to offer a selection of the best architecture, design and interior projects with news from around the world.

Fast Company Co.Design

Fast Company is the world’s leading business media brand, with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world-changing ideas, creativity and design. Written by and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think expansively, drive with purpose, adopt change, and shape the future of the business.


It is dedicated to graphic design, image and communication.

Industrial Design Idea

Latest industrial design news and articles and all the latest in the world of design and creation of smart products.

Moco Loco

MOCO LOCO is a web magazine dedicated to everything related to modern contemporary design and architecture, including; residential architecture, interior design, furniture, accessories, lighting, floor coverings, wall coverings, books, websites, audio-video, online and retail stores and more. Edited and published by Harry Wakefield.


Muuuz is the first French community of professionals in architecture, layout and decoration. Muuuz organizes two major annual events: the ADC Awards dedicated to the most outstanding architectural and interior design achievements and the International Muuuz Awards (MIAW) which distinguish the most innovative products. Read in more than twenty countries, its magazine is today a source of reference for architecture and design professionals.


It deals with issues of strategic design, innovation and creativity. It also includes architectural and photography subjects. He belongs to the "Grupo de Comunicaciones Kátedra" in Mexico.

Yanko Design

Online magazine dedicated to covering the best in international product design. They started as a small blog in 2002 about student work and over time have become an international publishing company with millions of readers. They have a passion for the new, innovative, unique and undiscovered. With eyes firmly focused on the future.

ABC Topics: Design
Website dedicated to the design of the ABC newspaper.

The Country: Industrial design
Website of the newspaper "El País" dedicated to Industrial Design.

Allworth Press

It was founded in 1989 by Tad Crawford, who saw the need for a publishing house that would provide practical information to creative professionals such as artists, photographers, designers and authors. Based on his experience, he was aware of the problems that creative people faced every day. The publishing program covered topics such as marketing, promotion, pricing, copyright, contracts, health and safety, and more. In 1994, he received the prestigious award for best publisher for Quality Books. Allworth Press offers practical and accessible information books for a creative community of specialists such as artists, photographers, designers and authors, as well as an expanding line of legal and financial procedures books for the general public. The steady growth raised Allworth Press ’list to more than 300 titles in 2011, when it merged with Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Tad Crawford, partner and now vice president of Skyhorse Publishing, continues as editor of Allworth Press. Allworth staff are now in the offices of Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. The location in New York City makes a lot of sense, as many of his books offer practical business and self-help information for artists, designers, photographers, writers, and film and entertainment artists. Allworth Press books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Japanese, and many of their titles have been published in conjunction with the School of Visual Arts. Other important organizations that have come together to co-publish certain titles include the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the American Society of Media Photographers, the Authors Guild, the Journal of Communication Arts, the Institute of Design Management, the Guild of Graphic Artists and the magazine Interior Design. This partnership with leading educational institutions and professionals is a sign of the respect that leaders in the creative community give to the publishing program. Allworth Press has continued to grow and now has 400 titles printed as it publishes between 20 and 25 titles each year constantly looking to publish books that meet the needs of creative professionals in their areas. Suggestions and ideas from readers and the community are welcome as an aid to determining the best books and authors for the future.

Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury, founded in 1986, offers a wide range of reference works, original research volumes, textbooks and practical guides for scholars, students and design professionals. His titles range from the history and theory of design and crafts, to illustration and typography, to design and coding of UX (User Experience Design). Based on pioneering lists from Berg, AVA and Fairchild Books, its authors and publishers include the most important international students and designers. In addition to its innovative book publishing program, its online resource offers an unmatched collection of content and images for design studios and crafts.


In their almost fifty years of experience in the publishing world, they have always sought quality, rigor and care in content, as well as variety, innovation in the themes and the way of expression of their editions. , so that published books manage to become an editorial line with meaning and commitment. With the aim of disseminating, through books, knowledge that helps human beings in their global development, its publishing label covers a wide range of publishing lines, one of which is photojournalism, as a faithful reflection. of reality and its social denunciation, with books that show a sensitive attitude that invites reflection. Its collection also includes from ecology, nature, art, history, architecture, health, natural life, gastronomy, oenology, travel and sports, to children's and youth books, ie an editorial catalog in the which include, in some way, all areas of life that can be known through the language of texts and images. Their project is based on editorial independence, autonomous in the selection criteria of the titles to be published, which allows them to publish projects that are difficult to carry out and market, which, however, they consider very necessary for human development. Editorial Blume has a section dedicated to design in its catalog.

Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is an American publisher of books for adults and children based in the city of San Francisco. The company was founded in 1967 by Phelps Dewey, an executive at Chronicle Publishing Company, then publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1999 it was bought by Nion McEvoy, MH de Young's great-grandson. At the time, Chronicle Books had a staff of 130 employees and published 300 books a year, with a catalog of more than 1.000 books. Chronicle Books publishes books on topics such as design, architecture, art, culture, interior design, cooking, children’s books, gardening, pop culture, fiction, cooking, travel, and photography.

CRC Press

CRC Press is an American publishing group specializing in the production of technical books. Many of its contents deal with engineering, science and mathematics. They also cover topics such as business, forensic science and information technology. CRC Press is now a division of Taylor & Francis. It was founded as the Chemical Rubber Company (CRC) in 1903 by the brothers Arthur, Leo and Emanuel Friedman in Cleveland and was dedicated to the marketing of rubber aprons for laboratories. The company gradually expanded to include sales of laboratory equipment for chemicals. In 1964, Chemical Rubber decided to venture into the publishing world and in 1973, the company changed its name to CRC Press, Inc., and left the manufacturing business. In 2003, CRC joined the Taylor & Francis publishing house, which in 2004 was part of the British publishing house Informa. The publishing house CRC press has a section dedicated to design applied to engineering.

Designers & Books

Designers & Books is not a publisher. It is a web platform that publishes lists of books published by publishers that prominent members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative. Books that have shaped your values, your worldview and your ideas about design. In this way, we focus on books on architecture, fashion, graphic design, interactive design, interior design, landscape architecture, product and industrial design and urban design. It was created in 2011 and adds new lists to its website every week. The designers who have contributed to book lists are architects, car designers, fashion designers, graphic designers, interior designers, landscape architects, lighting designers, product designers and urban designers, as well as professionals in specialized fields. additional design. Commentators who have provided lists of books are academics, critics, curators, publishers, executives, lecturers and writers well known and respected for their experience in architecture, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, product design or other specialized fields of the design.


Elsevier was founded in 1880 and operated as booksellers and publishers in the Netherlands. Elsevier's expansion into science after 1945 was funded by the profits of the weekly Elsevier and in 1947 he published the first journal in English. In 2013, Elsevier acquired Mendeley, a British company that develops software to manage and share research papers. Mendeley, which was previously an open platform for sharing information, was heavily criticized for the acquisition, which users saw affected their access with the "paywall" method. The Elsevier publishing house has a wide variety of products and services that include electronic and printed versions of journals, textbooks and reference works and cover the health, life, physical and social sciences. They also have an editorial section dedicated to design and manufacturing engineering.


Independent publishing house specializing in visual culture based in Barcelona, ​​Mexico and Sao Paulo. It was created in Barcelona in 1902. After more than a hundred years of history, it has become a leading publishing house in the fields of art, design, architecture, fashion, photography and DIY (Do It Yourself). . They publish their books in Spanish and Portuguese.

The third

The publishing house was founded in Bari on May 10, 1901 in collaboration with the brothers of Giovanni Laterza. Its history is linked to the figure of Benedetto Croce, the greatest exponent of idealistic philosophical thought in Italy and one of the bastions of anti-fascism, who was the publisher's consultant for forty years, making use of the collaboration of young scholars. After World War II, the management of the publishing house passed into the hands of Vito Laterza, who gradually built a wider network of authors and interests around the publishing house. In the XNUMXs, Laterza continued to grow, becoming a corporation and opening a branch in Rome. In recent years, the publisher’s interest - always tied primarily to the humanities - has also shifted to new media. Laterza has a section of the publishing house dedicated to design.

Laurence King Publishing

Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is today recognized as one of the world's leading publishers of creative arts books. He works with some of the best illustrators, designers, artists and photographers in the world to create books of great beauty, recognized for their inventive and beautiful design.

The MIT Press

Founded in 1962, The MIT Press is one of the largest and most distinguished university publishers in the world, a leader in publishing books, science journals, technology, art, social sciences and design. MIT Press books and journals are known for their intellectual audacity, academic standards, interdisciplinary approach, and distinctive design. His books incorporate design and production values ​​that uniquely shape unique arguments. Through their subjects, they think uninterruptedly about a future that favors a work that either advances knowledge or offers a useful synthesis. This work can be practical or theoretical; its level can be advanced or introductory. Their approach will often be interdisciplinary and international, reflecting the cross-border collaboration needed to address complex issues and issues. Respecting the interdisciplinary nature of their book catalog, they publish in fields as diverse as art, architecture, business and management, cognitive sciences, computer science and artificial intelligence, design, economics, education, engineering, environmental sciences, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience. , philosophy, physics, technology and social theory.


Access the website of the publishing house Naos, which has a section dedicated to Drawing and Design.


Badalona-based publishing house specializing in the fields of architecture, arts and crafts, drawing and painting, design, the audiovisual world, fashion and children's and young people's reading. In its design section it offers works within the themes of product design, graphic design and design bases. They publish their books in Spanish.

Penguin Books

They are part of Penguin Random House, the world’s leading trade publisher. They go in search of the brightest voices in the world, bringing them to life in compelling and dynamic ways for audiences everywhere. In addition to books, e-books, and audiobooks, they are also involved in movies, television programs, radio, theater productions, live events, and social media. His books shape the wider cultural life of our society. Their brands, from Ladybird to Penguin, accompany people of all ages on their journey to discover the biggest stories, the smartest thinking and the best ideas. Leading one of the most important creative sectors in the world, they are proud of their past and ambitious for their future. Penguin Books, founded in 1935, devotes part of its publishing business to books dealing with the history of art and design.


Phaidon is one of the world’s leading publishers of the creative arts, with more than 1.500 titles printed. They work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, cooking, travel and children’s picture books. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City. The company was founded in Vienna in 1923 by Dr. Bela Horovitz and Ludwig Goldscheider. His first titles were not art books, they published on literature, philosophy and history. Entrepreneur Richard Schlagman acquired Phaidon Press in 1990 with the goal of re-establishing it as the leading publisher of visual arts books. The company returned to London in May 1991 with a new publishing program, which revitalized the older standard texts and the establishment of a global distribution and distribution operation that led to rapid growth. In October 2012, Leon and Debra Black and their family bought Phaidon with the goal of further growing the company in the long run as the world’s leading publisher of books in the visual arts, food and retail markets. the children. Today, Phaidon features more than 1.500 printed titles, with the best creative work from leading innovators in all areas of the arts, architecture, design, photography, film, travel and food. Each book is meticulously designed and the content neat and edited to show the creativity and imagination that can inspire us all.


Fashion, design are very competitive creative disciplines in which you need to be constantly informed of the latest trends. At Promopress they work so that you find information, design, trends and content in their publications that inspire you, and that help you cultivate your talent and increase the value of your brand. They are also experts in design, architecture, interior design, visual culture, arts and crafts, drawing and painting, design, crafts, handicrafts and children. Its catalog is varied, but always with creativity as its central axis.

The Fourth Group

The Quarto Group was founded by Bob Morley, Michael Jackson and Laurence Orbach in the early 70s and was finally formed as the Quarto Group in 1976. It added several publishers to the group over the years such as Rotovision, Book Sales Inc. and Rockport Publishers with an editorial structure in geographic divisions. In 2013 he divided the business into four groups: Quarto Publishing UK, Quarto Publishing US, Quarto Publishing International Co-editions and Books & Gifts Direct. In 2017 he left the structure in geographical divisions encouraging the operation of independent companies with creative, commercial and financial supervision of the center. In his collection of publications we find a section dedicated to graphic design.

Rockport Publishers (The Fourth Group)

Rockport Publishers was founded in 1984 and became part of the Quarto group six years later. Are you looking for the latest trends in the design or graphic reference industry? You are sure to find a book at Rockport Publishers. Rockport publishes books with a lot of content, illustrated for designers and professional craftsmen of all kinds. Rockport’s books feature the best design work from around the world and take readers into the world’s most talented design and art studios, to see how the work is achieved and the inspiration behind each work. finished.

Rouletge (Taylor & Francis Group)

Founded in 1836, Routledge is the world’s leading academic editor in the Humanities and Social Sciences. They publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving academics, instructors, and professional communities around the world. Its current publication program includes innovative textbooks and top-level research reviewed in the social sciences, humanities, built environment, education, and behavioral sciences. They are teamed up with many of the most influential academic societies and organizations to publish their journals and book series. You can access tens of thousands of prints and e-books from its extensive catalog of titles.

Thames & Hudson

Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. His passion and mission was to create a "museum without walls" and make the world of art and the search for the greatest possible scholars accessible to the general public. Today, it is still an independent, family-owned company. Thames & Hudson is one of the world's leading publishers of illustrated books with more than 2.000 printed titles. They publish high quality books in all areas of visual creativity: arts (applied, decorative, performing), architecture, design, photography, fashion, film and music, as well as archeology, history and popular culture.


Taschen is a publishing house founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany. Taschen is recognized within the publishing world for its goal of offering good quality art books and design at affordable prices. The company started as Taschen Comics by publishing the founder’s extensive collection of comics. Taschen seeks to bring art closer to a wider audience, by publishing books on artistic photography, painting, design, fashion, advertising history, film, and architecture, among others.

Last update: 28 / 05 / 2020