The best graphic design quotes to inspire you while you are working (Design Your Way – article)
Graphic design companies who’s work you should check out (Design Your Way – article)


Design History.org (Amazing resource, check it out.)

20 Famous Graphic Designers (Graf1x Blog post)

15 Diagrams That Make Graphic Design Easier (Creative Market)

32 Tools to Make You Look Like a Graphic Design Genus

Studio Feixen

 

Research:

PewResearch (Data, numbers, statistics)


Creative Brief
There are many different approaches. Look around for one that you think best meets your communication needs.

The Creative Brief: 10 Things it must Include. (Article)

 

Graphic Design

Dexigner (Directory: Lots of interesting links.)

Dexigner (Graphic Design)

Format Magazine (Resources Page)

Popular Lies about Graphic Design  (Article: Brainpickings)

 

Logo design/Branding/Style guides

Brand New

Brand New Starbucks ReDesign

Design Work Life (Archive)

idApostle (blog)

*IdentityDesigned (Amazing examples)

Just Creative Design

50 Clever Hidden Meaning Logo Designs

LogoDesignLove

LogoPond

Pentagram

Processed Identity

ReBrand

ReBrand: Winners Showcase

Seth Godin: “Define: Brand” (Blog Post)

Style Guide Examples

Toxel: 20 Unique and Creative Logo Designs (Lettermarks, Logotypes, Figure|Ground)

 

Info Graphics

Animated Graphic on Temperature Change (Uses color as informational tool)

Designer Daily – (Information is Beautiful: 30 examples of creative infography)

The Beauty of Data Visualization (TED talk) (17:65min)

 

Package Design

webdesignerdepot.com: 50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs (2009)

 

Resturants | Menus

The Art of the Menu

 

Web Design

imcreator.com (free web design resources)