March 2012: Top 10 Websites for Designers

Each month, HOW editors peruse hundreds of websites to find the best of the best—the Top 10 Websites for Designers. In reviewing these websites, the editors are looking for exceptional design as well as functionality.

Check out this month’s Top 10 Websites for Designers below. Plus, click here to submit a website that you think should be included.

Ryan Snook illustration
Canadian illustrator Ryan Snook has a comic-book inspired style with a very modern edge.

Type Fight
The first rule of Type Fight is: design a nice-looking letter. Once it’s designed, though, you better hope that it’s tougher than the one it’s matched against. The concept behind the new website from Drew Roper and Ryan Paule is simple, but the designs that it inspires are anything but.

CINDERBLOC is a Toronto-based design firm with a rich portfolio of work displayed in a dynamic, but easy-to-navigate site.

Jen Vaughn Artist Agency
This San Francisco-based agency represents contemporary illustrators incorporating a range of new and traditional styles. They specialize in commercial illustration for advertising, design, book publishing, apparel, editorial, stock illustration, children’s books and stop motion/animation.

Daniel Danger
Daniel Danger is an illustrator and printmaker from New England with a dark, richly detailed aesthetic.

Little Paper Planes
This online art collectives offers a great selection of original and editioned art, apparel and artist publications.

The Lively Morgue
The New York Times has turned its photo archive into a Tumblr called the The Lively Morgue, where you can get a peek into the past.

Frank Chimero
Designer/writer Frank Chimero has completely redesigned his site and calls the homepage “a bit nutty.”

Man vs Ink
Man vs Ink is a full service, one-man print and design shop based in Portland, OR.

See Scout Sleep
If you take design seriously, why shouldn’t your pet accessories be impeccably designed, too?