This month we’re seeing websites that are very conscious of the design trends they’re following. Designers are making conscious choices to adopt styles, and opting out when it doesn’t suit the site. What we end up with is a crop of sophisticated, well-designed websites that use style as a technique to further their aims.
Here are the sites that caught our eye this month, enjoy!
Seen uses conversations to explore themes surrounding ethnicity and racism in creative fields. Displaying these conversations as online chats creates a sense of intimacy.
Baboon to the Moon
There is a lot of color in Baboon to the Moon’s product shots, so the rest of the site is kept simple, with good clear navigation too.
There is a strong sense of luxury to digital agency Fleava’s glossy brochure portfolio site.
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This site for Baunfire digital agency’s creative networking event is bold, personable, and fun.
There is more than a touch of Wes Anderson’s style to this site for Laesk Kombucha; somewhere just out of sight is Bill Murray in a red beanie.
Viso Haus doesn’t do anything hugely groundbreaking here with their brutalist-style portfolio site, but they do it very well.
Artist/programmer Mario Carillo has opted for a minimal approach, allowing the work to do the talking.
There is a warmth to Symbol’s site, created by the color tones and combinations used here.
Interior architects Contekst favor a brutalist visual style for their site, but with some nice little animated extras.
Arcane Type Fair
No, you haven’t missed the font lover’s answer to Comic Con: the Arcane Type Fair is fictitious and a clever showcase for Rain Foundry’s Conacher typeface.
With lovely scrolling animation and soothing colors, this site for Capsul’in Pro manages to turn coffee pods into objects of desire.
Random illustrations and a quirky display type add character to Wanderful Chalet’s brochure site.
Bricks made from rubbish don’t sound like the most exciting thing ever, but this site evokes a lovely clean feel: like an old building gleaming in the sunlight after all the soot has been scraped off it.
Lazarus Forms is an API for AI document processing. This site succeeds in being transparent in its explanation without being overly technical and pleasing visually.
An excellent example of masonry combined with variable scrolling speeds creates tension in digital artist Nathan Riley’s portfolio.
Evi O. Studio
Sometimes the simplest things, like this full-screen image transition for Evi O. Studio’s portfolio, can be so well done it’s an absolute pleasure to scroll through.
Sundo has created SMOTSpots – smart sunscreen dispensers for public areas. The tone of the site is suitably utilitarian with a soft edge.
The Blue experience from Rossinavi luxury boat builders is a pleasing immersive microsite showcasing their new hybrid-electric boats.
Cased in Time
This site is an excellent example of how to make a single product commerce site that doesn’t feel lacking in content.
Educated Guess is a podcast for creatives by creatives. The accompanying website is pleasing to use, easy to navigate, and allows the user to focus on the content.