I think this post is going to start off as a bit of a rant towards design blogs in general. I’m tired of seeing blog posts with the same “stuff” that a million other design blogs have already covered, I’m tired of going to some blogs that seem to be happy to promote one or two studios every time they sneeze, I’m tired of people publishing interviews with the same “personalities” over and over again. If people want to promote their friends (I do it myself) treat it that way and don’t pretend to be speaking for the entire design community. Sadly I can not think of one single design blog that has a critical eye that I’m not somewhat skeptical about with their intentions when writing. If you know of a blog that isn’t like that please send it my way.
The reason why I wanted to mention that was A. I’ve been thinking about that for a long time, and B. b/c it seems like the only place where I’m actually learning anything new in terms of thought is from photo blogs. Perhaps b/c I’m not really in that industry I don’t see the political BS that I can smell a mile away from other design blogs. One such photo blog that I came across recently is BAGnewsNotes at www.bagnewsnotes.com After reading a couple posts you’ll look at photographs differently – I know I did. When was the last time you could say that about a design blog?
Here’s more info on BAGnewsNotes: “a progressive blog dedicated to the political, psychological and media analysis of news images, and the support of “concerned” photojournalism.”