Design Short for Thursday

Happy Thursday, dear readers! It has been a busy few weeks here, but wanted to share some design resources to help make your Thursday a bit more beautiful and fun. I’m still working on a post about my library’s latest exhibit and hopefully will post about that soon. Until then, check out some fun design resources.

Part of designing is knowing when to use something that’s already been created so you don’t have to recreate the wheel. Free font and icon sets are awesome in this regard. Smashing Magazine is one of my favorite resources for icon sets and, occasionally, for fonts. Check out this release of Yrsa and Rasa. Lovely and inspiring.

Also, not sure about where you are, but caffeine consumption always seems to rise as we get into the quarter at my university. Therefore this barista and coffee lovers icon set seems rather appropriate to share. I love super-clean icon sets, especially that can be used in black and white. So versatile.

Finally, here’s a link from The Well-Appointed Desk on books to check out on sketching and painting. Perhaps it will inspire you to do some doodling this weekend.

I hope you have a lovely, creative rest of your day, dear readers. I’ll be back soon with more news and notes.