Tumblr blogs to +Follow


I think most people who are use social media these days have a love hate relationship with Tumblr. We love the constant flow of content, but if you are like me, you can find yourself sucked down a wormhole–losing all sense of time and reality while constantly scrolling through the depths of your Tumblr feed. Today, I thought I'd share some of the Tumblrs I follow that are largely responsible for keeping me lost in the internet for hours.

What I Wore was the first fashion blog I had ever seen. I still follow Jessica to this day. Her style if very timeless, yet also quirky. To me, this is the OP of fashion blogs.

No matter what kind of work you do, if you have to deal with clients, you can relate and get a chuckle from Clients From Hell. These stories will make you laugh, shake your head, go wide eyed and perhaps bang your head on a desk because you've been there (or are praying that the client in this story never contacts you!).

Did you know is my obsession. For as long as I can remember, I've had the uncanny ability to remember the most random tid-bits of knowledge, and I love to regurgitate them back out to my family and friends. Once I discovered this Tumblr, all bets were off. Now I have a steady stream of factoids to share! Muahahahahaha.

George & Brad Takei's Tumblr is just a fun journey through the fun and funny. They have curated a feed filled with links to other sites that lead you down wormholes of meme after meme.

Bonnie Burton is my fave on Vaginal Fantasy, but she is a powerhouse with a lot of work under her belt. Her Tumblr is always filled with interesting things that my little nerd heart loves.  

And you can check out my Tumblr if you like! Lyn the Lazy!

Design Blogs for Graphic Designers (part two)


#FollowFriday//I shared my top, go-to design blogs before, but now I'm back with more! As I said previously, I make my living as a graphic designer. I'm the senior designer/editorial designer for an alternative weekly newspaper. I'm always looking at design blogs and looking for new ones when things get slow at the paper. If you're like me, you can never have too many design blogs in your arsenal.

Smashing Magazine is one that I've been reading for a loooooong time. It is full of really helpful articles that cover a wide range of design related topics, from front-end to back-end. My favorite post is their monthly desktop wallpapers. I used to change my desktops every month with these, but these days I'm just too lazy!

When I first started reading this blog, and a few of its sister blogs, it was called PsDTuts, but they have since combined all the tuts family into one big site called tuts+. You can still get to my favorite though by going to design.tutsplus.com. It's filled with Photoshop tutorials as far as the eye can see. Some of their tutorials are for premium members only (with paid memberships); however you can find a ton of great ones that are completely free! That's what I do, anyway.

If you are a publication designer, like me, you need to have this site in your tool bag. Magazine Designing is more on the technical, nitty-gritty side of design and a great resource. It covers laying things out on a twelve column grid, printing help and a ton more.

If you are a graphic designer, what are some of your favorite design blogs? Leave me a comment!

Webcomics for everyone

Webcomics Lazy Lady

I love webcomics. I read a lot of them and I wanted to do a special #FollowFriday to share with you some of my favorites.

Questionable Content, by Jeph Jacques, was the first webcomic I started to really follow. It is definitely in my top five, if I actually had such a list. It is about the lives of Marten, Faye and all their friends in an ever growing cast of characters (that includes a very rude robot). It's funny and sometimes very "real". 

Scary Go Round was actually once a webcomic called Bad Machinery, but the cast grew up and now we are on to a new group of youngsters (who are in the same world as Bad Machinery). There are mysteries to be solved, adventures to be had, and growing up happening all around in this webcomic by John Allison.

Hark! A Vagrant, by Kate Beaton is a must read. I've done a post about her on the old Lazy Lady. Her humor is on point and her comics are both smart and ridiculous. I love this webcomic and always find myself wanting more every time there is a new post.

Camp Weedonwantcha, by Katie Rice, is the winning webcomic from Penny Arcade's Strip Search. Mr. LL and loved watching those episodes (and wish they'd do a season 2!). We were rooting for Katie to win and her webcomic is fun and beautiful. Be on the look out for hidden cats in the strips!

Johnny Wander is by the power due, Ananth and Yuko. Sometimes it is journal comics and other times it is a story line from different works they are producing. I really like Yuko's art style. The stories they produce are very nerd/alternative based in their themes and right up my alley.

I have so many more webcomics to share! If you are interested in more recommendations, let me know in the comments!