10 Amazing Graphic Design Magazines Part 1

Articles September 8, 2008

Graphic Design Magazines are a key way for active graphic designers to further immerse themselves into the design community. They can inspire you, inform you and keep you up to date on the latest trends, hottest studios and new design talent.

They are often filled with great interviews, designer spotlights, graphic design news, current events, contests and everything else a graphic designer would want. The graphic design magazine list below contains a variety of top-notch publications I highly recommend having a look at.

Amazing Graphic Design Magazines

1. PRINT Magazine

PRINT is an extremely popular bimonthly graphic design magazine about visual culture and design.

2. I.D. Magazine

I.D Magazine is a leading critical magazine covering the art, business, and culture of design.

3. HOW Design

HOW magazine’s goal is to help designers run successful, creative, profitable studios and much more.

4. Communication Arts

Communication Arts is an amazing art and design magazine that consists of eight issues and includes the Design, Advertising, Illustration, Photography and Interactive annuals.

5. Computer Arts

Computer Arts is a kick-butt mag filled with tons of great advice for freelance designers of all levels and ages.

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  • http://www.webdesignmagazine.com web designer

    I would like to share one of my fav. magazines and the best thing about it is ” It’s Totally free ”
    also before and after magazine is one of the best around

  • http://www.twosocks.com.au graphic design capalab

    This is honestly a great post!

    I have been looking for sometime to find a decent graphic design magazine. Computer Art is okay, but it certainly doesn’t wow me as much as it used to. I very much like the sound of ‘how design’ and I will certainly be checking them all out.

    Great post!

  • http://www.eightyonedesign.co.uk Lucinda – eightyone design

    I love Computer Arts, there’s nothing better than hearing it drop through my letter box!

    I can’t say I’m familiar with ID Magazine, so I’ll have to check this one out!

  • http://www.timothysmith.weebly.com Tim Smith

    I really liked the post. One of my favorites is http://www.layersmagazine.com/ It appeals to the novice and expert graphic designer.

  • http://www.istockphoto.com/pearley phil earley

    You’re not a designer/architect/artist unless you’ve read Metropolis :)


  • http://designluv.blogspot.com/ bryan

    Nice list. Computer Arts is a great mag. I also like Beautiful/Decay magazine. Try checking that one out. No tutorials or stuff, just really rad art and interviews with amazing designers.

  • http://www.danstiles.com dan stiles

    I prefer to get inspired by stuff that has nothing to do with the current trends in the industry.

  • http://www.906graphics.com 906graphics

    Layers and How are my favorites, and have been a subscriber to those mags for a couple years now.

    I must say, I wasn’t impressed with my 2 free issues of I.D.

    Another good design publication is Before & After (www.bamagazine.com).

  • http://www.sizzlecreative.co.uk Creative Agency Manchester

    Wow, there are some I definitely want to read.

  • http://www.battlemedialab.com Joe

    Two other great ones are Advanced Photoshop and CMYK.

  • Anonymous

    Idn magazine is one of the best as well.

  • fatleung

    IdN Magazine!

  • Pawar Kiran

    Awsome, there are some I definitely want to read.

  • http://www.youthedesigner.com Kumar Somu

    send me above idea Graphics Design.

  • http://createddesign.blogspot.com/ Hendra Ahmadi

    thank,s 4 sharing

  • http://www.litmusonline.com/logo-design.aspx Logo Design Portfolio


    Wonderful Article and I love to bookmark this blog as inspirational and creative magazine list. Nice collection Bro. Good one Keep it up.


  • http://www.GrafikMag.com Stephan Bisse

    Have a look at GRAFIK – the UK’s leading monthly graphic design magazine!

  • Josh Miles

    It’s the start of a good list however I don’t think you need to spilt it up ino two sections. I also hope digital artist magizine makes it, Photoghop artist and a few others, I also like ww.artisfied.com for the obscure stuff.