Category: Links We Like

FYI: A Contest at YouTheDesigner


Our friends over at are running a fun contest, sponsored along with iStockPhoto and U-Printing. Behance has agreed to help serve as a judge. We’re also told that here will be multiple rounds in which artists will build on previous round wiinners’ works. This community approach should be interesting to watch. Worth checking out!

Quick Shout-Outs…

We really appreciated a few shout-outs today from Lost At E Minor and DesignPlus. Lost At E Minor is a content-rich blog covering pop culture discoveries – we’ve come across their blog before and really enjoy it. We also discovered a new blog, DesignPlus, thanks to the power of Technorati. It seems the writer is doing research on “creative spaces,” so we’ll have to keep an eye on the blog…

Some (more) Sites We Link: End of June

Just when you thought that we were done highlighting a few sites that we have especially enjoyed during the month of June…but wait, there’s more.

We enjoy the analytical approach of trendmatter, the outgoing energy of we make money not art, and the depth of designboom.

Trendmatter is descibed as “a journey into the strange yet wonderful world of being a design student, with ramblings about experiences and observations as [the author, Mac] starts along the path of design, not really knowing where [he'll] end up.” We look forward to accompanying you on this journey, Mac!

We-Make-Money-Not-Art has stimulating imagery, and they feature edgy innovation that…makes us think. We like it.

Some Sites We Like: End of June

Studio 469′s blog has great design (no surprise, given their incredible work), imagery, and insights. For inspiration and great resources, we encourage you to check it out.

And, we’re fans of another blog all about creativity, insights, and ideas. The blog is titled “Login + Emotion.” We were also quite impressed by a recent analysis of the ecosystems of agencies. Behance often contemplates how the concept of an “agency” in the creative world will evolve over time. We suggest you check out David Armano’s posting on the topic.

Observe the Observer!

Design Observer

Design Observer has a great eye for the convergence of design and culture. The site takes an enlightening, historical perspective on how design evolves around us. We commend Michael, William, and Jessica for their work developing such a great spark every few days for our creative minds.

The Art of the Presentation

Garr Reynold keeps a helpful blog about all-things presentation, Presentation Zen.  As we are entering the creative professional era, we need to start thinking about how creative professionals present themselves and their work professionally (see one Behance article on a similar topic here).

Garr has a great article on Ben Zander, legendary performer, that makes the case for taking risk, empowering others, etc…but all in a creative context.