Top 10 Websites for Designers – February 2014

I Love Ligatures will get your heart beating in this edition of Top 10 Websites for Designers. As Apple celebrates the Mac’s big 3-0, don’t miss the rich site that documents the tech giant’s impact in the creative world. HOW’s art director, Adam Ladd, scouts out these cool websites and more each month to help you stay sharp.


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Instead of a typical type specimen sheet, FontShop created this website to showcase three of their typefaces. As you scroll, the type takes center stage and presents all the weights and features with awesome moving graphics.



The design direction for this advertising and design agency was to create a collage and give traditional digital a more physical look and feel, which is a nice break from the heavy use of flat design trends.


Tech Trends 2014

Frog shares it’s predictions for what we’ll see in technology in 2014 and invites users to share how “likely” or “unlikely” they think those ideas will be. The interaction, bold colors and imagery make this site a compelling visit. To learn more about Frog’s design process, don’t miss a presentation by Interaction Design Director, David Sherwin at HOW Design Live in Boston this May 12-16, 2014.


I Love Ligatures

A showcase of top-notch ligature inspiration with a great mix of graphic, hand-drawn and environmental examples.


Thirty Years of Mac

Apple celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer with a rich user experience full of real-world success stories, timelines and interesting facts.


Hello Innovation

The site for this product design firm is full of color and vibrancy. The diagonal patterns continue throughout and reveal nice imagery to showcase more of the firm as you scroll.


Design Square

Design Square is a curated directory of the graphic design industry with a purpose to connect design and business.


Planet Propaganda

With large imagery and examples of work, the site for this advertising and design agency is easy to use with a few clicks providing a nice presentation of their portfolio.



Typopixo is a new type foundry specializing in multi-color webfonts. Their website presents a collection of fonts from talented type designers and lettering artists from all over the world that you can try and buy.


The Design Blog

The Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world, with the main focus on young designers/students.



  • Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.


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