Design Trends: 40 Awesome Illustrative Web Designs

There are a ton of awesome web design trends going around. I call them awesome – you may call them oversaturated and ‘old school’ – however, I feel that any design trend out there has its place in the web design community and this one is a trend that I hope NEVER goes away.

The illustrations in the below websites showcase design skill well beyond creating boxes and gradients in photoshop. They show the visual detail and skill levels of the designers who created them. They add character to the site and add a bit of depth to an otherwise dull website. I looked around online, found 40 of the coolest illustrative designed websites and am showcasing them here for you to check out. Let me know in the comments which one(s) you like the best.

Carsonified ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Francie Pants ↓

Illustrative Web Design

World Nude Day ↓

Illustrative Web Design

James Mathias ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Orange Label Design Studio ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Owltastic ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Branded 07 ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Fernando Landi ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Brian Handley ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Tutorial9 ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Envira Media ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Kinder-Aktuell ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Redefine.us ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Stuff & Nonsense ↓

Illustrative Web Design

DivVoted ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Miki Mottes ↓

Illustrative Web Design

93Urban ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Kitfolio ↓

Illustrative Web Design

ten24media ↓

Illustrative Web Design

KINO ↓

Illustrative Web Design

We Do Markup ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Rawkes ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Caty Design Studio ↓

Illustrative Web Design

I primi dieci ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Toucouleur ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Marchand de Trucs ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Qwert City ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Marryology ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Krolikov ↓

Illustrative Web Design

MochiAds ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Stoodeo ↓

Illustrative Web Design

YoDiv ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Elitist Snob ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Dean Oakley ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Darkmotion ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Adit Shukla ↓

Illustrative Web Design

BubblesSOC ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Octwelve ↓

Illustrative Web Design

The Alamo Basement ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Meomi ↓

Illustrative Web Design

Your Turn To Talk

Do you know of any more websites that should be mentioned here? Please share your finds with us! Hope you enjoyed this post! :)

Comments

  1. says

    Nice post, some great inspiration in there. I’m yet to attempt a design to anything similar to these but I’d love to.

    My favourite (which I’ve come across before) is Owltastic! Hooo hoo!

  2. says

    Hey I loved your article design trends 40 awesome illustrative web designs – very inspiring and also good examples of UI as well

  3. says

    My god there is some good stuff showcased here.

    Man this makes me want to stop browsing around and get to work!

    thanks for sharing these wonderful sites with us…

    Thanks & Regards
    Noel from nopun.com
    a professional graphic design firm

  4. Jacque says

    Toucouleur’s was taken from desktopography.net. not blaming you, just pointing it out.

    good round up though :]

  5. says

    Some great example there! Thanks! I would say world nude day, redefine.us, miki mottes, and meomi were my favourites. By i always wonder, do you think they sketch freehand first, and scan in their creations and use illustrator. Or is it all sole digital, perhaps with the odd use of a tablet?

  6. says

    This is a great list. Thanks for sharing!

    I wonder though, is it fair to put sites with illustrations bought at istockphoto in the same category as the others? Is there more to be said for total originality or does that really matter?

  7. says

    Such a great selection websites, and the design work that’s gone into them is nothing short of amazing. I love websites that make use of vibrant illustrations and large bold fonts.

    Great article.

  8. says

    Web design trends are ever changing. It is not only about creating boxes and gradients. It is the visual representation of the designer’s creativity. And thanks for listing these unique and creative websites. I personally liked the Caty Design Studio and James Mathias websites.

  9. says

    Superb list featuring illustrative web designs – it’s such a relief to see art taking precedence in web design again. A few years ago everyone wanted to look Blue Chip – what a bore that was!

  10. says

    Great collection. Would you mind to share what inspires you to come up with such excellent designs? I admit that I really like to create my own design for my website. For now, I seek professional help for the web design that I want. Thanks

  11. says

    Thanks for this informative post, i think i would like to re visit your blog.A mere online presence won’t serve the purpose of reaching out and impressing your target audience, to beat the competition you need a well designed website with a good search rank and for that you need help of companies which provide complete solutions.you can get results from your Internet marketing, web design, flash design and e-commerce design company.

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