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Video: Michael Bierut delivers his first “No-Slides” lecture.

Om Malik explains that on the visual web, a photo is worth more than a 1000 words.

Ferdinand Ulrich on the rediscovery of Friedrich-Bauer-Grotesk.

Seven things Chris Noessel wishes everyone knew about interaction design.

Interview: 72andSunny CCO Glenn Cole on agency culture and gender equality in advertising.

Inkling’s VP of Design Peter Cho asks: Is design grad school worth it?

What color is it? A website that shows time in hex color values.

The State of Web Type: Up-to-date data on support for type and typographic features on the web.

Sage advice: Designers share that piece of advice they wish they’d been told.

Best of 2014: 99U’s top tips, insights, and tricks to get you supercharged for the year ahead.

Lessons for building a design business.

David Gillis says great digital products don’t happen by accident.

Meredith Mann on the origins of Times New Roman.


Nicholas Blechman’s best book covers of 2014.

The Future 100: trends and change to watch in 2015 from JWTIntelligence.

Steve Selzer, creative director at frog San Francisco, offers a designer’s guide to gift giving.

Animadventscalendar, the animated advents calendar of 2014.

Video: “Grafica della Strada,” Louise Fili’s recent presentation at the TDC.

No more ‘Mad Men:’ Ad agencies get serious about diversity.

Advent Calendar 2014: A Christmas symbol revealed and explained every day.

The best podcasts for designers in 2014, compiled by Creative Market.

The urban dictionary of design slang.

Video: Aaron Draplin takes on a logo design challenge.

Peter Merholz says there is no such thing as UX Design.

Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on the biggest traps designers fall into—and how to avoid them.

Help the GDC convince the Canadian government to stop exploiting students to get cheap design work.


Let the end of the year review begin: Tumblr’s Year in Review 2014.

Marsala: Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year.

Talent Tribune’s Abby Perkins on five common design mishaps... and how to avoid them.

FROONT co-founder Sandijs Ruluks’ brief history of web design for designers.

Business Insider’s 10 worst ads of 2014.

I Love Typography’s monthly roundup of type-related info and entertainment.

Six types of photos every photographer should know how to make.