Blogs: Mad About Design

Last year I was contacted by the Spanish publishing company Maomao Publications, to contribute to their new book, Blogs: Mad About Design.

Blog, weblog, logbook Ö these are words of our time, it felt like they appeared all over the place overnight. Although blogs exist since the end of the 90s, they definitely flourished in 2004. The desire to tell stories, to develop thought through dialogue was always there, so weblogs became a favorite tool to do so. It is as simple to create and publish a blog as it is to check your emails, therefore, content is what really makes the difference. Blogs: mad about design is a shortcut through the web jungle to the most interesting and exciting blogs related to graphic design.

After a back and forth, Maomao decided to include a range of banners from DWB. Scrambling around, I shot off permission emails. Exciting, yes? Absolutely. I’m not sure which banners will be included. I’m not even sure how many. Yet. But I’ll be sure to shout about it here when I do. Promise.

If you are curious about previous banners (some included in Blogs: Mad About Design), then head over to Banners Yr-1 and Banners Yr-2 and Banners Yr-3 to see the growing collection.

And since we’re on the subject, below is a sneak peek of future features.

Note: The banners are shown in order of arrival (artwork, photos, completed banners). The links take you to the individual blogs.

Paul Anthony
Paul Anthony with ‘webdistortion’

Tim Foley
Tim Foley with ‘Illustratorium’

Malene Hald
Malene Hald with ‘Airborne and Dreaming’

Dickson Fong
Dickson Fong with ‘Dickson Fong’

MaryLuc Melgar
MaryLuc Melgar with ‘Octwelve’

Michael Wandelmaier
Michael Wandelmaier ‘Michael Wandelmaier Illustration and Design’

Davor Peic
Davor Peic with ‘davor peic.gavran’

Drew William Eckhardt
Drewbie Wan and Scotty G with ‘Lost Penguin Studios’

Jos Buivenga
Jos Buivenga with ‘exljbris: Free Quality Font Foundry’

Divya Manian
Divya Manian with ‘Nimbupani Designs’

Romain Colin
Romain Colin with ‘fubiz: daily dose of inspiration’

Andrew Gordon
Andrew Gordon with ‘Spline Doctors’

Chris Gregori
Chris Gregori with ‘c. gregori dot com blog’

 Steve Augarde
Steve Augarde with ‘Steve Augarde Illustrator’

Nate Williams
Nate Williams with ‘Illustrationmundo.com’

Jonathan Sandridge
Jonathan Sandridge with ‘Standing Thought’

If your blog has been featured without a banner, please go to the submit page for instructions.

If you are interested in getting your blog featured, please read the instructions on the submit page.

And who knows, maybe there’ll be another blogging book in need of blogger banner designs.

Enjoy!

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