About a year ago, I compiled a huge list of artistic sites. It seems like the trend has carried on in 2008 and is growing stronger (thank God the glossy style is gone). So what's hot now? Pencil sketches, handwritten notes, card stocks, watercolor effects, collage art, script fonts, grungy and splatter ink backgrounds (glossy gradients are not "in" this year). Another trend to be on the lookout for are the vintage and retro styles which I've posted earlier this year. Here is a list of 82 sites picked from Best Web Gallery that show the current design trends.

Vintage / Retro Styles

Handwritten Notes and Paper Clips

Grungy

Splatter Ink

Watercolor

Collage

Sketches and Handwritten Fonts

Big Fonts

Script Fonts

Wood Pattern

Zig Zag Pattern