25 Incredibly Artistic Websites

If you spend much time browsing through web design galleries you’ll notice certain trends in design that vary from time-to-time. Right now, there are a number of sites that effectively utilize illustration and other types of very artistic design. Hopefully this collection will be a good source of design inspiration for you. Feel free to mention your favorites in the comments.

If you’re looking to learn more about design websites, please see our post Learn Web Design for plenty of resources to help your educational pursuit.

New Era Cap

New Era

Singularity Concepts

Singuarity

Octwelve

Octwelve

Art Geex

Art Geek

Pain is Good

Pain is Good

Intuitive Designs

Intuitive Designs

Meomi

Meomi

Cult Foo

Cult Foo

Sully’s Design Studio

Sully

Laura Alter

Laura Alter

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

We Heart Stuff

We Heart Stuff

Spoon Graphics Blog

Spoon Graphics

Dark Light Art

Dark Light Art

Bear Skin Rug

Bear Skin Rug

Daily Candy

Daily Candy

Free People

Free People Clothing

Frank Was Here

Frank Was Here

Biola

Biola

Digital Devotion

Digital Devotion

Lucy Blackmore

Lucy Blackmore

Sitesquared

Site Squared

Eanka

Eanka

Miss Potter

Miss Potter

Jesus Rodriguez Velasco

JRVelasco

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  • Dustin Brewer, April 14, 2008

    Great list of fantastically creative web sites, nice list for future inspiration.

  • Vandelay Design, April 14, 2008

    Thanks Dustin, I’m glad you liked it.

  • Shanna Cote, April 14, 2008

    WOW! I am totally floored that you would include my site in this list. These sites are all AMAZING. thanks so much guys.. you totally made my day!

  • Vandelay Design, April 14, 2008

    Shanna,
    You’re welcome. I like your design. I hope it sends some traffic your way.

  • Anna Vester, April 14, 2008

    These are some nice looking / creative website designs you have listed here. I am always amazed by people who can create such stunning pieces. Thanks for the compilation. :)

  • milo, April 15, 2008

    Meomi is hilarious, the hover and click effects are awesome.

  • Edwin, April 15, 2008

    Great collection! Some even don’t look like a website anymore! :)

  • Koldo Barroso, April 15, 2008

    Thank you so much for featuring our work here!!!!!!!

    Naomi and I are truly flattered to see our work displayed amongst many other great works in web design and illustration that we’ve been admiring ourselves for a long time. You have a wonderful selection here.

    If you found our site interesting you may also like to see my new illustration web site, which design is 100% oriented to art and illustration: http://www.koldobarroso.com/

    I posted about this in our blogs.
    You made our day :)

  • kontur, April 15, 2008

    Nice features, some a bit overexposed already, but nontheless nice ones.

  • Chris, April 15, 2008

    Great collection of work, which makes it really humbling that my site is included! Many thanks!

    There’s also a few sites I had not come across before, I’ll be sure to check them out.

    Chris

  • Jason Yarblo, April 15, 2008

    Another awesome design is at A.viary.com or Google’s new IG page (forgot the URL)

  • Designer, April 15, 2008

    hey guys, plz check my website and let me know how it is…….tks
    http://www.redesignyourbiz.com/

  • Tim, April 15, 2008

    Check out brennanbarney.com, single page portfolio that I stumbled upon the other day. Huge contrast to this list but equally creative.

  • Geoserv, April 15, 2008

    STUMBLED!

    I wish I had the talent to create websites like that.

    VOTED for you at:
    http://www.newsdots.com/design/25-incredibly-artistic-websites-vandelay-website-design/

  • ArmyOfAardvarks, April 15, 2008

    They’re definitely artistic.
    However, in my opinion, the majority (with a few exceptions) of the layouts are just way too busy. They’re simply overwhelming.

  • chet, April 15, 2008

    Why didn’t I see tokdoki.it here?

  • Biodun, April 15, 2008

    wow… nice designs, great collections!

  • Nantucket-Art, April 15, 2008

    Great collection – thanks!

  • Vandelay Design, April 15, 2008

    Koldo and Chris,
    You’re welcome and thank you for taking a moment to stop by and comment.

    Kontur,
    I agree. Some of them have been around more than others.

    Chet,
    I’m getting an error page there.

  • Luc, April 16, 2008

    I’m really flattered that you appreciate my design. Thanks! :)

  • Ryan, April 16, 2008

    Good list, I’ve linked to it on my blog. I think I like Lucy Blackmore the best.

  • Fubiz, April 18, 2008

    Beautiful selection!

  • Great list of sites, some more over the top than others but in all they are good.

  • Kurt, May 3, 2008

    Love it.

  • Brand Design, May 7, 2008

    Nice collection, quite a few of these I haven’t come across before, thanks for the share!!

  • Gis, May 27, 2008

    Beautiful selection!! I am so bookmarking some of this sites!!!
    Thanks for a wonderful post :D

  • Rajita - Logo Design, May 29, 2008

    Most amazing collection of web design… just superb.. Thanks for this

  • gNcWebmaster, June 18, 2008

    Wow it’s very beautiful selection :) Thanks

  • jerry, July 2, 2008

    George, what are you doin’? First you wanted to be an architect now you’re doing websites. You’re not going to get chicks until you get a real job and move out of your parents house.

    Jerry

  • Vandelay Design, July 2, 2008

    Jerry,
    Thanks for noticing. What about latex manufacturing?

  • jerry, July 2, 2008

    lol.
    You’re not going to start with that mansiere again are you?

  • interAnaliz, July 20, 2008

    These are really artistic. Thank you!

  • Vhic Hufana, July 25, 2008

    Very nice collections. I hope you continue to showcase more beautiful and creative websites. It really inspire people by just looking at them.Thanks again

  • Debbie, August 15, 2008

    Sully’s and Web designer wall are virtually the same design; in fact they look like they were done by the same person. That being said, they are very attractive. I happen to like “busy” florals with lots of color. Looking at sites like that makes me happy.

  • Passion from StuffHeaven, August 26, 2008

    Just great..these are Most amazing collection of web design…

    Thanks for sharing them

  • Graphic Art, August 31, 2008

    Beautifully designed websites indeed. The lay-out and everything is fabulous. It makes me strive for more. It motivates me to improve my skills more and hopefully make designs like those.

  • science fiction and fantasy, September 3, 2008

    These are excellent designs, I look forward to more showcase selections.

  • CSS:Jockey, September 3, 2008

    I am sure you would add http://www.mohitaneja.com to your list.

    I designed this website and people appreciate my work.

  • Web Site Design and SEO, September 9, 2008

    very cool collections. I am trying to make my own design too and hopefully be one of those listed. Thank you for giving us all inspiration.

  • Micheles Paint Shop, September 15, 2008

    It keeps getting better and better. I like how I receive updates to the posts here, and on the other pages. I think you made great choices when you put this list together. Many of the sites I truly admire.

    Keep up the great work you’re doing here, because there are designers out there that do like your lists!

    Michele

  • Alanya, October 11, 2008

    Cool overview… cool Designs.

  • Hektor, November 10, 2008

    Beautiful selection. Just curious about something. how are those drawings on the header/banner made on the Spoon Graphics blog. what are they called? any ideas? email me please (h3ktor@hotmail.co.uk) or reply here.

    thanks. and well done to all the designers. very inspirational.

  • web design blog pxforce, November 12, 2008

    good list:)

  • Abdulwasay, January 7, 2009

    Hey nice collection of really artistic website, I also came across this website check it out http://nadir.nawadarat.com I hope it would be of your interest!

    PS: Keep up the good work!

  • gigsy, February 1, 2009

    simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • flybird, March 12, 2009

    wonderful collection
    I like it and favoriate this website

  • Portland Web Design, March 26, 2009

    Those are really neat designs, thanks for the posts compiling them into one place.

  • Siegfried, March 26, 2009

    Graphically quite nice. Technically not good. Fixed width design. Looks bad on wide-screen (see Screenshots at http://www.rorkvell.de/news/2009/Webdesign_Trends.html.de ). And i think on small screens (iPhone, Netbook) it will look bad, too.

  • Vandelay Design, March 26, 2009

    Siegfried,
    I don’t agree that fixed width is a sign of bad design. There are different factors that go into the decision of whether or not to use fixed width and ultimately a very high number of websites use a fixed width.

  • Siegfried, March 26, 2009

    Well, i think, thre is only 1 acceptable argument pro fixed width: Limiting the text line length. Shorter lines are better readable. But then the width should not be fixed in px but in em or ex.

    Any other argument is simply not having understood the media independence of the web. And the indeed high number of web sites using fixed width is not a quality point either. Web design is much more than making beautiful pictures.

  • Chetana Sharma, March 30, 2009

    Nice Collection of design websites…..

  • Creamy CSS, April 18, 2009

    WoW, WOW, Wow,.. The list is amazing!!! Great work,.. Designs are really incredible!!

  • YesKayArt, April 27, 2009

    Nice Collection of design websites….!
    Color scheme very nice..!!

  • MichelesPaintShop, April 27, 2009

    This list always offers great inspiration to the visitors. It is nice to see people taking the chance to try something new. Like I said the inspiration here is incredible and a great resource especially for our new young designers. They see great designs like these, and head on out and start searching for tutorials, ideas, and they find this page. If you already have one of the programs that so many of us like to use to make out designs such as Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more why not try to see what you can come up with. Keep the list growing as it is one list I visit to see the updates. BRAVO Designers!

  • web tasarımı, June 1, 2009

    Good site, thanks for articles..

  • Quite a feast for your eyes and your senses. Thanks for the list…. I think it’s very well compiled. Some of the designs are truly inspired and inspiring.

  • here is incredible and a great resource especially for our new young designers. They see great designs like these, and head on out and start searching for tutorials, ideas, and they find this page. If you already have one of the programs that so many of us like to use to make out designs such as Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more why

  • Doug Swinson, June 30, 2009

    As a graphic designer for most of my life, jumping to web design was a natural move for me. Trying to design my own online portfolio was so frustrating. Looking at the sites that are displayed here made it so much more exciting and inspiring.

  • web tasarımı, July 15, 2009

    Good site, thanks for articles

  • Silkroad, July 19, 2009

    Nice designers! They see great designs like these, and head on out and start searching for tutorials, ideas, and they find this page. If you already have one of the programs that so many of us like to use to make out designs such as Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more why not try to see what you can come up with. Keep the list growing as it is one list I visit to see the updates. BRAVO Designers!!

  • ceza, July 20, 2009

    wonderful collection
    I like it and favoriate this website

  • web tasarımı, July 28, 2009

    Color scheme very nice..!!

  • medyum, August 19, 2009

    They’re definitely artistic.
    However, in my opinion, the majority (with a few exceptions) of the layouts are just way too busy. They’re simply overwhelming.

  • Web tasarımı, September 7, 2009

    Beautifully designed websites indeed. The lay-out and everything is fabulous. It makes me strive for more. It motivates me to improve my skills more and hopefully make designs like those.

  • erkasoft web tasarim, September 7, 2009

    nice designs. thank you.

  • Web development lucknow, September 15, 2009

    Cool artistic websites.

  • telefon dinleme, September 22, 2009

    Nice collection, quite a few of these I haven’t come across before, thanks for the share!!
    telefon dinleme

  • Web Tasarımı, October 20, 2009

    cool… very good designs

  • web tasarımı, October 24, 2009

    Hi this message is very beautiful and useful information to your offers. Thank you for information.

  • ses kayıt cihazı, November 9, 2009

    Yes i think Really Icredible collection of great designs. thanks for sharing with us.

  • gizli ses kayıt cihazı, November 9, 2009

    As i feel now when looking at them they see great designs like these, and head on out and start searching for tutorials, ideas, and they find this page. If you already have one of the programs that so many of us like to use to make out designs such as Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more why not try to see what you can come up with. Keep the list growing as it is one list I visit to see the updates. BRAVO Designers!

  • telefon dinleme programı, November 9, 2009

    The lay-out and everything is fabulous. It makes me strive for more. It motivates me to improve my skills more and hopefully make designs like those.

  • gps takip, November 12, 2009

    Yes There are different factors that go into the decision of whether or not to use fixed width and ultimately a very high number of websites use a fixed width.

  • GetMPsarm, November 14, 2009

    I think you made great choices when you put this list together. Many of the sites I truly admire.

  • gizli kamera, November 29, 2009

    They all look very nice have never seen them before..

  • casus kamera, November 29, 2009

    I think i like the third one best among all…
    Thanks for nice designs…

  • izle, December 1, 2009

    WoW, WOW, Wow,.. The list is amazing!!! Great work,.. Designs are really incredible!!

  • seks izle, December 1, 2009

    They all look very nice have never seen them before..

  • seo, December 19, 2009

    Nice features, some a bit overexposed already, but nontheless nice ones.

  • onlinesitem, December 25, 2009

    The lay out and everything is fabulous. It makes me strive for more.. It motivates me to improve my skills more and hopefully make designs like those…

  • Yemek Tarifleri, December 26, 2009

    Wow best designs i ever seen. Thank you admin.

  • İLAN, December 27, 2009

    Nice Collection Thanks for share

  • SEO, January 2, 2010

    Free People My favorite,thanks for share.Have a good blog

  • Favori partner escort, January 10, 2010

    They all look very nice have never seen them before..thanxs

  • Wallprint Wallstickers, January 28, 2010

    I believe that the websites with great design have a very high traffic,and this is much useful to the site owner.

  • İŞ İLANLARI, January 29, 2010

    Free People is the best

  • Delton, February 9, 2010

    Very good, I loved the work, congratulations!

    That’s why I love Design! :)

  • FESupport, February 19, 2010

    These are works of art. I very rarely click on a site (even with the great ones you’v complied on this great site) and just paused in awww. As I clicked on these pages, I found myself doing it again, and again and again.

    Thank you for compliing such an incredible list.

  • Maya Takvimi, March 21, 2010

    Beautiful selection!! I am so bookmarking some of this sites!!!
    Thanks for a wonderful post :D Gis, yes ı think that too, thanks again

  • Gadeskilte, April 23, 2010

    They Really are incredibly Artistic!.. this site has given me so much inspiration

  • Nice collection, quite a few of these I haven’t come across before, thanks for the share!!

  • Andrew Barbara, May 25, 2010

    I like the aesthetics for pain is good, but the resolution lets them down.

  • Bebek isimleri, June 11, 2010

    Nice collection, quite a few of these I haven’t come across before, thanks for the share!!
    telefon dinleme

  • austine, June 25, 2010

    great job dude. can you hook me up with one of this great artist i have this projet at hand and i will need good talent like these, i will be glad. tnx

  • medyum, July 11, 2010

    Quite a feast for your eyes and your senses. Thanks for the list…. I think it’s very well compiled. Some of the designs are truly inspired and inspiring…!

    Medyum Niyazi

  • Rapidshare Download, July 31, 2010

    Quite a feast for your eyes and your senses. Thanks for the list…. I think it’s very well compiled. Some of the designs are truly inspired and inspiring…!

  • Neil Hess, August 21, 2010

    The designs are truly creative. Most of sites from the list are easy to navigate and user friendly.

  • Düzce, September 23, 2010

    They Really are incredibly Artistic!.. this site has given me so much inspiration

  • Antalya Web TASARIM, October 30, 2010

    Nice collection, quite a few of these I haven’t come across before, thanks for you the share!!

  • medyum, April 16, 2011

    wonderful collection
    I like it and favoriate this website….

  • Kate, May 23, 2011

    All these sites have really good designs! Makes me envious. The design of your site is cool as well. Clean and neat.

    Anyway, thanks for the great list. It’s an inspiration for me.

  • Prasida, January 15, 2013

    Hi, these webdesigns are awesome, the look n feel is very nice. I like it. It seems they are wordpress webdesigns.

    Thanks for the information. :)

  • Elijha, June 3, 2013

    It is pretty old-school though. Much have changed.