With the millions of websites on the internet, having a unique design is a must to get your visitors’ attention. The following sites displayed below are the few that I personally find inspiring. What made them unique is they used various traditional art techniques and applied to modern web design technology. The result is breathtaking and simply beautiful.

Artistic gallery

I made a large screenshot of the sites in case they redesign their sites. Click on the thumbnail to view the large image, click on the URL to visit the live site.

Common techniques

After browsing the gallery, have you noticed what they have in common?

Watercolor – very subtle watercolor effects.
watercolor

Collage – feminine collage.
collage

Typography – strong emphasis of serif fonts.
typography

Hand writing – commonly used for menus.
hand writing

Bright colors – magenta, cyan, yellow, and green.
bright colors

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    Jan 23, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    Great collection. It is really inspirational for me
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    Jan 30, 2012 @ 8:17 am

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