Alright–I’ll try to keep the explanation minimal. Here are some links. Most of them take you to other collections of fonts or well-designed objects, or just stuff I like. Some of them are a bit more pragmatic for the board, I suppose.
Photoshop: (this is what I meant when I said pragmatic)
So this site, bitt box, is absolutely the best photoshop freebies blog I’ve ever seen. Amazing free vectors, patterns, brushes, textures, etc. A lot of it tends to be a bit angsty at times (occasionally even verging on emo), but it’s well worth looking at (click the freebies link to the right.) Also, other than just free stuff, there are very helpful (and usually more advanced) photoshop hints, etc, that are worth looking at. Knowledge is the greatest gift of all, no?
Also, while we’re still on the topic of photoshop–everyone on designboard should have a copy of Photoshop and Indesign installed on your computers. If not, you can get them here for free! Hooray Harvard!
Other Random Crap. (I’ll try and spare you the comments.)
NOTCOT. I cannot stress this enough. If you are not a friend of NOTCOT, you are not a friend of me. Furthermore, if you are not a friend of NOTCOT, you are a terrible person.
Da Font. This is probably the best place to get free fonts. Make sure to type in a part of the text you’re looking for so you can see the preview specific for you!
TYPOGRAPHY! Here are some of my favorites!
Atelier. I just really love the entire aesthetic of this website. Also the shoots are brilliant.
Fred Butler Style. If I had to name the closest to perfection any human being has come–this is it. I worship this. This is heaven. (go to “collection” from the main screen of the flash thingy) I’ve included pictures from the collection below.
It’s Nice That. Great stuff here too.
Flaunt. This is the best magazine published right now. In my opinion, at least. Please take look at this and realize how complete gorgeous this publication is!
Fred Butler Images (for your viewing pleasure):
OK that’s all I’m going to put on here for now!–I’ll save other stuff for later! Hooray!