Monday Quick Links: 07.04.11

artwork by Jon Contino

It’s the 4th of July here in the States, so I’ll be taking the day off for some much needed relaxation. I’ll be back tomorrow with a full day of posts. Enjoy the time off if you have it!

I was recently pointed in the direction of The Fox is Black’s new LGBT Creatives series—a great idea. I’m very interested to see the artists that will be profiled, and I have to mention that I love the simple, smart logo Bobby designed.

I haven’t spent enough time with this Google + demo to fully understand what it is, but this colorful site sure is sharp-looking.

And speaking of Google, Google web fonts v2 has launched, making it super easy for anyone with a website to make their online space look that much more professional and polished.

The new and improved version of Don’t Fear the Internet has launched.

Lumadessa just released a new series of prints featuring African Mammals in their same signature illustration style.

One of my new favorite blogs, Vintage Oh Me Oh My, is now offering up a selection of high res downloads in their shop.

Typetoken is offering up a whole series of typographic iPhone lock screens.

How fun is this MailChimp coloring book? There’s a great story behind it too.

If you’re looking for more design-related people to follow on Twitter, David Airey put together a few great lists that may help you out.

Good Reads: The Impact of Creative Quality on Business Development Success, Branding Is About Creating Patterns, Not Repeating Messages, Infographic Of The Day: Can Tiny Whims Reveal Your Truest Self?


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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