*good ones right now
Hoefler & Frere-Jones
Process Type Foundry
The Font Bureau
Sign-up to get their type books and emails and that way you can see all the time what they are doing! Right now Hoefler & Frere Jones are very HOT. They designed the typefaces for GQ and Martha Stewart.
Typography class blog- LOOK through and there are lots of examples on it that you can use, and lots of links to Graphic Studios that are doing great work. Spend time researching!!!!!
fffound.com - images and visual archive for research!!!!!
flickr.com - for images
aesthetic apparatus - all am saying is GO HERE and look how they use type and color! AMAZING!!!!!
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS/ STUDIOS TO SEE
* most of these are on the TYPOGRAPHY CLASS BLOG, but here they are also. Make sure to go to them Check them out
Marian Bantjes - the reigning queen of interesting type work, mostly by hand then computer.
SHE IS EVERYWHERE!!!! Look at the examples!
Non-format, in my opinion, MIND BLOWING WORK, and see how many typefaces they use, NOT MANY!
Homework, again mind blowing simplicity! And they art direct and design HE magazine!
M/M paris - If you like Bjork, these guys do all her visual work.
Ipsum Planet (they publish NEO2 mag, a very influential design mag. in Spain. Buy a copy of the mag if you can, they sell them at mag stores in the city.)
Design Observer blog - run by Michael Beirut at Pentagram, CHECK IT OUT, put it in your bookmark and go to it often. Lot's of influential designers write on it all the time and also post their work, including their portfolios!!
Peter Grundy - British Illustrator does great, fun work!!! Download his PDF.
Misprintedtype.com (check out the free fonts)
CLASS RESOURCES FROM GEN:
*Aesthetic Apparatus sample works, and type formulas handouts.
Some visuals to look at: