Payne's External Links

Okay, these are not updated very well, they are not sifted very well, and there are sure to be a few that are dead. Let me know if you find these, and let me know if you think you have one I should add These were last dusted in April of 2016.


Forgotten Iowa
Iowa Towns
Iowa Backroads | Featuring a new Iowa photo each weekday; dedicated to discovering and documenting the best of small-town Iowa.


Design - inspiration & ephemera
deluxemodern design
Extreme Typography ALBUM | Sheaff : ephemera
Vintage Ad Browser
Notgeld, German Emergency Currency - Notes between 1914 and 1923. A private collection. - a set on Flickr
Christian Montone's photosets on Flickr
Images | The Public Domain Review
345 Award-Winning Designs At Your Fingertips - Print Magazine
Library of Congress
Home | Sheaff : ephemera
Busy Beaver Button Museum
US Road Signs
1950s Unlimited
Find Guidelines - The fastest way to brand assets.
Free Vectors, Photos, Icons, PSDs and more -

Design - posters

Free Vintage Printable Posters, Retro Artwork, Vintage Print Download
Schweizer Plakate - Swiss Poster Design
typo/graphic posters
PLCH - Virtual Library (nice WW2 posters)

Design - Books

The Book Cover Archive
National Library of Sweden Photoset
Rare Book Room
History of the Book, Amsterdam's Photostream

Design - blogs & magazines

I love Typography
Communication Arts
HOW Design
UnderConsideration LLC
Creative Review
Graphic Design USA
FPO Magazine
Smashing Magazine
Inspiration Bit
Re-nourish | Design Sustainably
Designers Go To Heaven
Little Big Details
Art of the Menu
Make your Franklin
Creative Drum | Interactive Design Institute | UK

Design - organizations

AAF–Cedar Valley
AIGA Member Gallery
Jobs & Community — AIGA | the professional association for design
The Art Directors Club
Society of Publication Designers
The Society of Design

Design - learning

Color Game
The Grid System
Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory
The Design Encyclopedia
The Freelance Blog
History of Graphic Design
Clients From Hell
MoMA | The Collection | Architecture and Design
The Offices of Kat Ran Press
The Debris Project

Design - designers & design firms

Sagmeister, Inc.
Milton Glaser Inc.
Focus Lab, LLC | Branding & ExpressionEngine Experts
Mule Design Studio
Marian Bantjes
Simon Collison
karim rashid
Obey Giant
The Lasser Museum
French Paper
Wolff Olins

Design - history

Design Is History
Designers & Books | Book lists and commentary from esteemed designers and architects
The Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center
Gutenberg Bible

Design - information design

Information Is Beautiful
Edward Tufte
Feltron Eight
IIB Studio
Gapminder - Home
D3.js - Data-Driven Documents
projects | ben fry
The Baby Name Wizard
Fleshmap: Studies of Desire
Envisioning Development: What is Affordable Housing?
skyscraper infographics
Wind Map
stamen design | big ideas worth pursuing
Strange Maps | Big Think
Google Public Data Explorer
peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows
Illustrated Etymology
WTF Visualizations
Hatnote Listen to Wikipedia
Portfolio - | infographic design, data visualization agency London
Search for word usage in movies and television over time
D / L / D
Dear Data
How Different Groups Spend Their Day -

Design - fun & games

The Bézier Game
Type Connection
Kern Type, the kerning game
It’s Rag Time! | Latest
Bembo's Zoo
Type is Art : An Interactive Exploration of the Typographic Form
skin typeface
to the point - I shot the Serif!
Fontifier - Your own handwriting on your computer!
Shape Type, the letter shaping game
Pentagram - What type are you?
Hatnote Listen to Wikipedia

Design - color

Color wheel | Color schemes - Adobe Color CC
Pantone Canvas Gallery :: Gallery

Design - identity & icons

Logos in Illustrator
Free Trademark Search Online
Logo Design Love
David Lanham (Nice icons & animations)
Signspotting | Funny and absurd signs from around the world
Trade marks and symbols by Stefan Kanchev
Lost Signs - phildesignart
Nasty Icons. 50 free vector icons to spice up your designs!

Design - typography blogs

Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces
The Journal of Urban Typography
//// Neue/////
Typography Served :: Gallery
O U T - O F - T H E - D A R K
Expresh Letters Blog

Design - type learning

View Fonts on Computer
ParaType - Font Terminology
Thinking With Type
Typographic Design
Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces
typo/graphic posters
typographic (oldie - needs updating)
Goudy Fonts
MA Typeface Design - University of Reading
LetterCult — Custom Letter Culture
Diary Type 01 on the Behance Network
Typography for Lawyers
Hamilton Wood Type Museum | Home
Quotes and Accents
Microsoft Typography
Butterick’s Practical Typography
MoMA | Digital Fonts: 23 New Faces in MoMA’s Collection

Design - free fonts

Amazing Places to Find Free Fonts
The League of Moveable Type
Free Fonts | FontShop
1001 Fonts
Fonts | Smashing Magazine
the Astigmatic Freeware Collection
free Old fonts
Dieter Steffmann @ typOasis
Font Bros
Famous Fonts
13,183 free fonts
Famous Fonts
Free truetype fonts - downloadable fonts for windows and mac at
Font Squirrel | Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses.
Best Font Resources for Web Design and Tips for Implementation | Fonts | instantShift - Web Design Magazine
Google Fonts

Design - commercial fonts

Frere-Jones Type
Hoefler & Co.
Fonts by Adobe | Typekit
Emigre Home
House Industries
Font & Technology Specialists | Monotype
P22 Fonts
Font Diner
The Foundry
Commercial Type
Home | Mota Italic
HypeForType Buy Fonts, Try Fonts, Exclusive Faces
Village Version 2.0
Process Type Foundry

Design - type misc - helps you choose fonts!
Typecache a repository of type | TYPECACHE.COM
Type Hunting
Typeset In The Future | Dedicated to fonts in sci-fi
Type Genius
Hand Lettering
Oded Ezer Typography | עודד עזר: פונטים ועיצוב טיפוגרפי
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit...
Meet the Ipsums
Business Jargon Ipsum Generator
Samuel L Ipsum | Alternative Lorem Ipsum Generator
Fifty Shades Generator | Terrible erotic fiction at the click of a button
Bullshit Ipsum
Riker Ipsum
Picksum Ipsum - Movie Lorem Ipsum Text Generator Alternative
Social Good Ipsum: Smart dummy copy for people who give a damn
Hipster Ipsum
Bacon Ipsum | A Meatier Lorem Ipsum Generator
Cupcake Ipsum - Sugar-coated Lorem Ipsum Generator
Dummy Text Generator | Lorem ipsum
Social Good Ipsum: Smart dummy copy for people who give a damn

Design - technical

Browsershots (preview pages in different browsers)
Adobe Studio
Adobe Training
Software training online-tutorials for Adobe, Microsoft, Apple & more

Design - examples (good, bad, hmm)

Lousy Book Covers
Good Show Sir - Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers
Sandstrom Design
Mark Simonson Studio
Mediawork Pamphlet Series
The work of Josh Nimoy
Louise Fili Ltd
Blu Dot - Homepage

Design - advertising

Adeevee - Ads index from 0 (pagesize 40)

Design - buy me

Lost Luggage (Portfolio Cases)

Design - web

Form Follows Function
Chrome Experiments
Is It Version 4 Ready?
Typechart - Browse Web Type, Grab CSS.
css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design
The Wilderness Downtown
The Photoshop Etiquette Manifesto for Web Designers
Tips for Designers, Bloggers and Tech Users
The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web – a practical guide to web typography
Google Web Fonts
Desktop and @font-face fonts | Fontspring
Ultimate Guide of Web Typography Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices | Tools | instantShift
Error Page
Interactive Guide to Blog Typography
21 Exceptional PSD to HTML Conversion Services Providers | InstantShift
Motherfucking Website
How to Choose the Perfect Hosting Solution for your Needs -
A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites
Noise-to-Noise Ratio - a set on Flickr
Create Your Free Website |
Sara B. Frisk | Brand Ambassador for Hire

Design - browser breakers

☒ Wirify
Kick ass

Design - miscellaneous

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
U&lc back issues to be made available « blog
CrowdSpring (design competitions)
99designs (design competitions)
Quotes on Design
MIT Tangible Media Group | Projects
Pentawards - Official blog (package design)
US Holocaust Museum: Propaganda Exhibit
the Movie title stills collection
Best Ads On TV
SFMOMA | Explore Modern Art
Interesting Letterhead Designs | Letterheady
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Yordan Silvera - The Art of Money
creativeLIVE - A Live Worldwide Creative Classroom
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Ministry of Stories
Gestalten TV
What is Copywriting and How is it Important for a Designer? | Articles | instantShift
Moat Ad Search
Noun Project
CV PARADE (Resumes)
100+ Years of Design Manifestos -- Social Design Notes
The Thinkerbot - The Non-Linear Inspiration Generator
The Creative Group - Creative Staffing Agency - Creative Jobs
There, I Fixed It.
New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual
Chineasy - Where characters are revealed
Classic Color - Pre-Media Services | Digital Artistry | Innovative Printing in Chicago
Two Minutes with TGD
Pocket Art Director
Dollar ReDe$ign Project | In Hope We Trust. In Change We Believe.


Photography - photographers

dietmar eckell
James Nachtwey
Mary Ellen Mark Photographs
Andi Schreiber
Byron Wolfe Photography
Sarah Small
Matt Stuart
Earth from Above
V1 GALLERY artist
WORKBOOK Assignment
American Illustration & American Photography
The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television
Autograph (Black Photographers)
Third View
Josh Azzarella
Elena Dorfman Photography
Andrew L Strout
Chris Payne
Maniza and Bipu
Chase Jarvis Photography (iPhone Photos)
Chicago Project
rachel herman
Chris Jordan
Home • Alec Soth
BACK TO THE FUTURE : Irina Werning - Photographer
Moa Karlberg: Photojournalist
Miru Kim
9 Eyes
American Girls
Alexander Gronsky Photography
Adam Magyar
Mark Nixon (Much Loved)
Simon Høgsberg
The Image, Deconstructed | Examining the mental approach behind images
Matthew Christopher's Abandoned America - An Autopsy of the American Dream
Raymond Meeks
Beth Moon
Robert Frank (Natl Gall)

Photography - applications

GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
Adobe Photoshop Plugins
DxO Labs
Photosynth - Capture your world in 3D.
onOne Software
Capture One
Google Nik Collection

Photography - learn

Lowel EDU - a Lighting Resource Center
The Russell Brown Show
Find Courses by Topic | MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials

Photography - images

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
NYPL Digital Collections
PhotoShop Contest
Panoramio - Photos of the World
HubbleSite - Gallery
500px is Photography
Light Work Permanent Collection
peculiar snapshots - a set on Flickr
WWII medical photographs
Flickr: The Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Pool
NYC Department of Records - Photo Gallery
English Russia
Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920 | La boite verte
Museum of Natural History Images

Photography - host sites

Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing
PBase Photo
PhotoShelter™ - Archive, Buy, Sell Photographs
Carbonmade : Your online portfolio.
See | Me - Where great talent receives endless attention

Photography - magazines & organizations

Light Work
burn magazine
American Photo
British Journal of Photography
Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism
Welcome to Blind Spot

Photography - blogs

Digital Photography Review: Digital Photography Review
PetaPixel - Photography and Camera News, Reviews, and Inspiration
Digital Camera Reviews, Photography Forums
PUNDO3000 (rephotograph products)
Chris Glass
Things Organized Neatly
Jon Rafman - Best of Street View
World Panoramic Photography
Dear Photograph
You Are Not a Photographer
Anonymous Works
kim jong-il looking at things
The Photo Society | National Geographic Contributing Photographers
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day
Brand Spirit (White)
ASX | AMERICAN SUBURB X | Photography & Culture
Humans of New York
The Art of Photography Podcast

Photography - stock

Stock photos, royalty-free images, video & music clips - iStock
Premium Stock Photos + Illustrations - OFFSET

Photography - technical

Digital Photography Review
Adobe Labs - Homepage
The Imaging Resource!
Digital Photography Now
.Lomography 3.0
Wilhelm Imaging Research
The Impossible Project
3D - The World of 3D-Imaging!
Compare camera dimensions side by side

Photography - photoshopery

photoshopofhorrors - Jezebel
Photo Tampering throughout History

Photography - miscellaneous

Library of Congress
bruce selyem country grain elevator photographs
LIFE photo archive hosted by Google
Where in the World - Carnegie Mellon University
Reuters Photo Fraud
'We're All Gonna Die - 100 meters of existence'
Stolen Camera Finder - find your photos, find your camera
The Cams | common camera project
Make your own book. Make it great.
Julien Douvier


Art - museums, galleries, publishers

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
White Columns
Iowa Arts Council
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
California Museums Collections
Harvard Open Collections Program
structurae: Architecture Database and Gallery of Structures
[ American Folk Art Museum ]
Polo Museale Fiorentino
The Art Institute of Chicago
Mark Harden's Artchive
Tate | Home
Design and the Elastic Mind
Scholars Resource (purchase digital images)
Legion Arts (CSPS)

Art - images

National Gallery of Art | NGA Images
Art Project, powered by Google
VADS: British Design, etc
NYPL Digital Gallery | Home
Art and the Bible -
Art History Resources for Students, Enthusiasts, Artists and Educators - Artist Biographies - Art Timelines - Images and Picture Galleries
20th century art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
Art Movements Directory
ArtLex Art Dictionary
History of Art: Dictionary of Art and Artist
Mark Harden's Artchive
Sistine Chapel
Flickr: The British Library's Photostream
Early Printed Books | Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project
Lord of the Rings in Medieval Style
Collection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art - artists and zines

Art21 | PBS
Russ Nordman
Stephen Chalmers :. Askew-View Imaging
Angelika Rinnhofer
Cabinet Magazine
Fake new real
Brian Dettmer -
Tony Plaut
Jen Stark (animations with paper)
shea hembrey

Art - individuals & collectives

artnet - The Art World Online
The Daily Palette
0100101110101101.ORG > About
Critical Art Ensemble
Bernadette Corporation
Wooster Collective
the artwork of nicolas lampert
ArtSpeakout -- Art -- War -- "We Protest" | home
Morgan Lehman Gallery
Reuben Margolin :: The Wave
Dan Perjovschi | Official Website
Marsha Mateyka Artists - Susan Eder / Craig Dennis
Daniel Eatock
Z I M O U N (sound sculptures & installations)
treasurecrumbs . media art . initiatives
Scott Robert Hudson/Artist

General Reference

Internet Archive
MERLOT Home Page
Smithsonian Institution
Project Gutenberg
Getty Search Gateway Home

Strange But Trueish

The Brick Testament
Rapture Ready
The Hope Chest (Bad News from the Past)

Copyright (& some other intellectual property)

Intellectual property - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
The Ultimate Copyright Guide for Students: Basics You Should Know
The Ultimate DMCA Guide for Students: Learn and Don't Get Burned
A Plagiarism Guide for Students: It's Stealing, so Avoid it
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page
Creative Commons
Steal This Film: Part One
Recording Industry vs. The People
DMCA: Ten Years of Unintended Consequences
Berkman Center
Welcome | Teaching Copyright
Copyright Watch
YIELD MEDIA | Corporations Can't
General Information Concerning Patents
Defend Innovation: Patent Reform
Trolling Effects

Science-Like Stuff

wikiHow - The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit
NASA Blue Marble
Astronomy Picture of the Day
The complete work of Charles Darwin

Time Suckers

Main Page - Uncyclopedia
Mr. Picassohead
IMG2TXT: ASCII Art Made Easy!
Cute Overload! :)
Dull Men's Club
Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas
Play With Spider
Paper Critters
Textorizer - vectorize a picture using text strings
t.y.p.o.r.g.a.n.i.s.m : ASCII-O-Matic
The eyeballing game
Christian Faur
Radiology Art: art made with x-rays
aM laboratory

Misc Things

Urban Legends Reference Pages
The Smoking Gun
Fresh Art+Text
Temporary Services
The Visual Thesaurus
The Center for Land Use Interpretation
Internet Sacred Text
Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters | Journal of the mental environment
quickmeme - make & share your meme
Errol Morris