20 Website Designs That Feature Cool Illustrations

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Great illustrators are relatively rare. While I definitely give creed to graphic designers who have a command of size, space and color, it’s one thing to bring those elements to life using pre-defined shapes yet quite another to make them work in harmony by freehand. That’s probably one reason most websites do not feature illustrations in their core designs. I wonder what the web would look like if it were created only by illustrators. Judging by the following 10 website designs, pretty darn cool.

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1. Cirq

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This vineyard website’s typography features a hand-sketched look, which lends an impressive of vintage authenticity.

2. Luhse Tea

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This website features “tea prohibition” gangster-themed illustrations, a striking contrast from more wholesome themes employed by many teamakers.

3. Mailboxing

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The website for this Russian app features a series of funny and interesting illustrations that help immerse customers into the content.

4. OPResume

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This job search website features several cool illustrations – many of which are animated.

5. White Rabbit

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This brewery’s website features cool interactive forest illustrations that move along with your mouse cursor. Try it out!

6. Hybrid 4

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This website for the Hybrid 4 features a scrolling graphic novel, interactively revealed as you scroll down.

7. Explanimate!

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Nearly all graphic elements on this website for an explanation video service are illustrated.

8. Latin Rogue Cleaning

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This house cleaning service features an illustrated website; check out the subtle cloud animation in the background.

9. Shape

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I love these fun line illustrations – they’re engaging, and they practically force you to read the copy (in a good way!).

10. Abby Putinski – Illustration

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This is the portfolio of Abby, a passionate illustrator. The website showcase illustration and design work through an engaging user experience that allows exploration to the city of San Francisco.

11. SensiSoft

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A flash website, SensiSoft’s website features a fun interactive animation that changes illustrated backgrounds on every page.

12. ParaNorman

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Paranorman is a good website that uses illustrated elements to promote an animated movie.

13. Spokes

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I enjoy looking at this one as it has proper placement of everything in it, illustrated background, hand-drawn icon and custom font.

14. UK Energy Consumption Guide

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Explaining difficult statistics to an average user was made easier by the illustrated elements on this website.

15. WWF

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The use of illustrated elements on this website conveys their message clearly.

16. Mixd

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The simple illustrated elements on this website showcase their belief in the ideal combination of form and function.

17. Michelle Lana Illustration

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The simple and fun illustration on this website effectively shows the artist’s style.

18. Pastiwala

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This recycling company’s animated illustration will make you want to recycle. Let’s go green!

19. Kick My Habits

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Here’s a fun and easy to follow animated and interactive illustration.

20. InfoQuest

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The illustration on this website is clean and sleek.

What are your favorite illustrated websites? Do you think illustrated websites – or at least illustrated web elements – look better than “traditional” web design? Share your favorite illustrated website links and comments below.

About the Author!

Brian Morris writes for the PsPrint Design & Printing Blog. PsPrint is an online commercial printing company. Follow PsPrint on Twitter @PsPrint.

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