25 Incredibly Artistic Websites – Part II

A few months ago I published a collection of incredibly artistic websites that featured illustrations, creative headers, and detailed backgrounds (Update25 Incredibly Artistic Websites – Part 3 has now been published as well). Since then I’ve been bookmarking a number of sites for the same reasons, so I decided to post a follow up for your design inspiration.

For more design inspiration, see:

Basmati Tree

Basmati Tree

The Ernest Hemingway Collection

Ernest Hemingway Collection

Toucouleur

Toucouleur

Ma.tt

Matt Mullenweg

Pointless Ramblings

Pointless Ramblings

Richard Stelmach

Richard Stelmach

Mitxel

Mitxel

Photoshop Lady

Photoshop Lady

The Seen

The Seen

Matt Bernstein

Matt Bernstein

Josh Tilton

Josh Tilton

NJ Rebel

NJ Rebel

Tennessee Education

Tennessee Education

Catalyst Studios

Catalyst Studios

Studio Racket

Studio Racket

Chris Burrows

Chris Burrows

Narfstuff

Narfstuff

Simply Creative

Simply Creative

TopTut.com

TopTut

Klinkov Valeriy

Klinkov Valeriy

Hicksdesign

Hicksdesign

Raggz

Raggz

Ganato Design

Ganato Design

Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson

Dean Whittaker Creative

Dean Whittaker Creative

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  • adelle, June 30, 2008

    Nice choices, I really enjoyed “The Seen” & NJ Rebel. You have a great eye!

  • Vandelay Design, June 30, 2008

    Thanks Adelle.

  • Drupal Museum, July 1, 2008

    More beautiful sites. Thanks for another great post!

  • Kiran voleti, July 1, 2008

    Wonderful website.Very Unique.

    Thanks
    http://www.dotndot.com

  • Glen Allsopp, July 1, 2008

    Another great list. A friend of mine recently showed me his latest creation and I think you might want to use it for one of these in the future, it’s awesome:

    http://craigabbott.co.uk/

  • web pixy, July 1, 2008

    Wow, these are truly awesome web designs! I loved all of them but my favourite is Josh Tilton’s :)

  • Marcel, July 1, 2008

    Nice designs but most of this sites fails at one point: the interface design is more important than the content, sometimes that’s not a big trouble but a lot of times it is!
    Of course, clients love eyecatching layouts!

  • Lucinda Thompson, July 1, 2008

    What a great list of sites! I don’t think I could pick a favourite, thanks for bringing them to my attention!

  • Kelly, July 1, 2008

    Steven,

    My favorite by far is the Basmati Tree site, as far as looks go. My sentimental fave is Tennessee Education, because that education sites are usually horrid. It is really well-done. Good for them!

    Regards,

    Kelly

  • Amy Irwin, July 1, 2008

    Wow! Thank you so much for featuring my site. I am honored to be included among these designers. You totally made my day!!

  • Welcome to Paradise, July 1, 2008

    I had a chance to visit “Basmati Tree” few days ago, it is great. You’ve got a nice compilation of artistic website.

    Btw, I found you on del.icio.us

    Great going.

  • Patrick, July 1, 2008

    great showcase; do you like to view my new web site:)?
    thank you!

  • Vandelay Design, July 1, 2008

    Glen,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I like it.

    Marcel,
    I agree that there are other factors more important than design. Still, I find these types of sites to bring out a bit more creativity when I’m working on ideas for a site.

  • Shanna, July 1, 2008

    another nice set Steven! There are some a-m-a-z-i-n-g sites here!!

    shanna

  • Mihen, July 1, 2008

    every freaking website is notepaper, stick-it notes, tape, pencil, grunge, stickers, sketch, labels, random stuff. Hah.

  • Mihen, July 1, 2008

    oh and paperclips, industrial paper clips, pens, highlighters, torn paper, paper pieces, paper, paper and more paper!

    Is anyone original anymore?

  • Mia, July 1, 2008

    Love it. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m needing to redesign my blog and this is a fabulous post.

  • VandelayDesign, July 2, 2008

    Mihen,
    You forgot about coffee cups, they’re everywhere too. There’s always going to be some trends that a lot of people are using in their design. That doesn’t mean they can’t display some creativity. I think it’s ironic that you didn’t leave a link to your own site with your comments – that’s usually how it is with people that rip on the work of others.

  • Dubai Travel Guide, July 2, 2008

    NJ Rebel seems to be the best…nice selection of sites

  • Business Valuation, July 2, 2008

    Those are great sites that really show of artistic value. Thank you for sharing.

  • Mothership, July 2, 2008

    Thank you for the list – another one for the bookmark folder.

    toucouleur.fr has an incredible depth of field in the header – brilliant. I normally dislike busy designs but when designed and executed to this level, it’s a different story.

  • Yossarian, July 2, 2008

    That Toucouleur one is crazy, I love it.

  • Mothership, July 2, 2008

    It is. It appears crazy and carefree, but the attention to detail is astounding; even extending to the tabs at the top.

  • Liza, July 3, 2008

    Thank you so much for including toptut.com in your list, I am so flattered to be in your top 25 together with truly spectacular top notch designs!

  • liam, July 3, 2008

    Amazing collection, I think I like Dean Whittaker Creative best.

  • This is probably one of the best listings i’ve seen of artistic websites. i’ve been doing web design for a while so i’m always looking for off the wall/eccentric stuff to get the geers of my mind turning. thanks for the post. i bookmarked it!
    -jared b.

  • Nick Barrett, July 11, 2008

    Thanks for posting my site!

  • Erika, August 10, 2008

    The Tennessee series of websites is easily one of my favorites… hands down. I don’t think that any other state puts that type of effort into online marketing like they do.

  • science fiction and fantasy, September 3, 2008

    These sites are full of creative inspiration again, there are some very original ideas amongst them.

  • Discount Emerald Jewelry, December 15, 2008

    i was looking at a few of those websites,
    simply amazing that that can be accomplished.
    they all look incredible.

    great post and findings.

  • Wow! These are designs worth of note! If only the designers would sell their themes. Man! that would be great…

  • Mitxel, March 27, 2009

    Hi! Many thanks for include my website in this post,
    I’m very proud. Have a nice day!

  • Portland Graphic Design, April 8, 2009

    Exactly what I was looking for! These are great!

  • Heartburn Home Remedy, April 15, 2009

    If you want to hear a reader’s feedback :) , I rate this post for 4/5. Detailed info, but I have to go to that damn msn to find the missed parts. Thank you, anyway!

  • Creamy CSS, April 18, 2009

    Good collection! some of designs are really incredibly artistic!

  • angkasuwan, June 9, 2009

    artistic indeed. thanks for sharing.

  • emily, October 26, 2009

    love this list !

    another good one to check out is http://www.wonowmedia.com

  • Science Fiction, November 27, 2009

    I should spend more time designing my site and perhaps appear on your next list :P

  • ARCLite Studio, December 12, 2009

    Great review of creativity. This certainly is a great demonstration of how both creativity and functionality can be merged in a website to give it both a unique personal flair while delivering the message or service. Bookmarked for me like many other posts here.

    Robert W.

  • Sunmai, February 22, 2010

    These are some great websites from around the web.

  • Andy Welch, February 23, 2010

    Great selection there. I’ve been working on a grungy site recently and it’s not easy to cut a compromise between the sketchiness and still being accessible and easy to use. Personally I prefer minimal sites for web design because they are normally cleaner and easier to use. However, more artistic sites can certainly pull a punch.

    Cheers
    Andy

  • perde modelleri, May 24, 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

  • Chris O, August 17, 2012

    Even though this is a bit old – there are some pretty good pieces here.