Some design related top 10 lists

I couldn’t help it. As the both the year and the decade come to an end there are lots of best lists, and we decided to assemble our own list of lists. Some are on package design, some are not. Enjoy!

1. How’s Top 25 oh-so-cool gifts and gadgets for designers, is here.

2. Top 5 Label and Packaging Blogs (We made this list, I apologize for the blatant self-promotion), is here.

3. Dieline’s Top 10 package designs, is here.

4. A list of 10 worldwide packaging trade fairs and exhibitions, as listed by, is here.

5. A list of the most valuable global brands, as assembled by Interbrand, is here.

6. Top 10 weird colors you’ve never heard of, is here.

7. Top 10 tortured artists of all time, is here.

8. Live Science’s Top 10 intelligent designs (or creation myths) of all time, is here.

9. Book Cover Archive’s Top 10 covers of the 2000s, is here.

10. How’s list of top 10 sites for designers, is here.


About Richard Shear

designer, husband, teacher, blogger, father, athlete, author, historian Richard has over 25 years of brand identity and package design experience, with a wide range of clients such as Ahold, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pernod Ricard and Procter & Gamble. He began his career working with the legendary advertising art director, and AIGA Medalist, George Lois and the British design manager Clive Chajet. In his next design management position at Lippincott & Margulies, he worked with Walter Margulies learning the complex skills of global corporate identity. He then became Creative Director and Partner at Peterson & Blyth, one of the premier brand identity and package design firms of the time. He is a founding faculty member of the Masters in Branding Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He publishes the blog The Package Unseen, and has been a guest lecturer at colleges including FIT, Trinity College and Tyler School of Art. He is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Richard is a Board member of the AIGA MetroNorth Chapter, past President of AIGA‘s Brand Design Association, President of the Package Design Council and a member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of USA Cycling and US Rowing, a nationally ranked masters bicycle racer, and a member of The Saugatuck Rowing Club, the 2010 Masters Club National Champion.
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