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We Made This is 2

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Well, caramba, where does the time go? Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating our first birthday, and now here we are again, getting busy with cake and candles. (We're assuming the presents are in the post...)

In the intervening time, blogging seems to have finally entered the mainstream consciousness. Hopefully we won't have to put up with any more articles debating whether or not blogs are useful - quite simply, as with any other form of creative expression, there's some good stuff, some bad stuff, some incredible stuff, and some complete wank. And being the intelligent, sophisticated creatures that we are, we'll pick and choose which ones to read, and ditch the ones that don't manage to continually tickle our fancy.

(With that in mind, we've recently updated our list of Blogs We Dig (in the right hand column), so why not make a cup of tea, kick off your shoes, and take a browse through all manner of design brilliance?)

And, if you'll forgive us a moment of unbridled schmaltz, thank you all for your feedback and comments - do keep them coming. It really is great to be hooked up to such a lovely bunch of people.

All together now: group hug... mmmm!

 

posted: 6 March 2008
categories: Uncategorized
 
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Casual Optimist
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Creative Review
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Daniel Gray
Dan writes a column in Creative Review, and this is his consistently entertaining blog about design and suchlike.

Eye Magazine
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Flat File
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Grafik
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Justin’s Amazing World
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Kottke.org
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Lecture in Progress
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Spitalfields Life
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St Bride Library
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Styling and Salvage
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Subtraction.com
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The Ride Journal
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