10 Favorite Tumblr Design Sites, by Tim Moore of Letter to Jane

10 Favorite Tumblr Design Sites, by Tim Moore of Letter to Jane
Tim Moore is the creator of Letter to Jane, one of the first (and best) indie app magazines for the iPad. He also has a great Tumblr page, which doubles as the Letter to Jane website. SPD asked him to highlight 10 of his favorite Tumblr sites. -- POST WRITTEN BY TIM MOORE

Tumblr is one of the fastest-growing blogging platforms, with over 40 million posts created each day, and is now generating more page views than Wikipedia. Over the summer I made the switch with Letter to Jane's website over to Tumblr because of its ease and flexibility (I run most of the site from Tumblr's iPhone app). Soon after I made the switch I found that one of the best parts of Tumblr is community. It's great to be able to share things that you love with others, but it's even better to see those things be shared and reblogged over and over. Here is a list of what I feel are great examples of other artists and publications who are using Tumblr to connect with people.

T Magazine is a great example of why I like to follow magazines on Tumblr. A lot of publication sites can be cluttered. T Magazine's Tumblr streams posts from their website in a clean and direct fashion. It also gets high honors for being the best-looking Tumblr out there, period.

BlackBook Magazine
BlackBook's Tmblr is kind of like Tumblr 101. They always seem to find some of the best pop culture and art images from other Tumblr blogs. A lot of the main blogs I follow I found through BlackBook.
Love him or hate him, you can't deny that no one uses Tumblr to its full advantage more than photographer Terry Richardson. The blog is a constant update of current work, candid snapshots, and behind-the-scenes images of his latest magazine features.
Richard Turley's Tumblr is a mix of personal interests and the occasional behind-the-scenes look at the great Bloomberg Businessweek (Turley is their creative director).
Exactly the kind of Tumblr you'd expect from Nicholas Feltron: Infographics galore, with plenty of design concepts presented in crisp and clean fashion.
The photographer, filmmaker, and co-creator of the great interview mag Bad Day uses Tumblr for her photography portfolio. I've always been a fan of her work in any medium.
Elana Schlenker, creator of the zine Gratuious Type, uses Tumblr as the magazine's website. By posting her likes and interests, it's a great way to get some insight into where the magazine comes from.

Like The New York Times, The New Yorker curates content from their website. It's another great example of Tumblr highlighting those little treasures that sometimes get lost on bigger sites.
Typographie is a typography fan site, and a is a fine example of what makes Tumblr so effective. You don't have to build a complex site with deep analysis to create a great online resource.
While not necessarily having anything to do with publishing, Bookshelf Port will probably be an instant hit with any design enthusiast. With photo after photo of incredible libraries, it's sure to make you run out and go buy some books and magazines to fill your home.

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