Grunge Designs - I’m a big fan of the grunge design trend, but unfortunately most roundup posts seem to dwell on the same grungy designs time after time, which creates of a bit of a problem if you’re trying to get inspired. I personally love the design over at Carsonified.com, but after seeing it a hundred times I feel that I need something new, fresh and exciting to inspire me.
Grunge is a stylish design trend that gives web designs a less uniform, less structured, and more organic look-and-feel. It’s characterized by textured/gritty backgrounds, uneven/torn edges, worn, faded and aged graphic elements inspired by urban and industrial architecture and scenery. It gives a way for designers to venture away from the glossy, flashy, and rigid design elements that characterize the "Web 2.0"style – a style that still dominates mainstream web design.
When researching for the redesign of Blog Theme Machine I came across a bunch of really cool dark grunge website designs. However, I wanted to create something lighter, easier on the eyes and easy to navigate. But I just couldn’t get away from the idea of using grunge in the design. So I went with a really simple, clean style website that is light and easy to navigate but still uses some pretty great grunge elements.
One of the fastest growing web design styles has been grunge. You will notice it right when you see it…Characterized mainly by irregular and crooked visual elements, textured and gritty backgrounds, jagged edges and faded out elements. This style is in direct contrast to the Web 2.0 craze, which maintains very straight lines along with shiny and glossy edges. As opposed to the sleekness and sterility of Web 2.0, these designs are inspired by urban surroundings.
We’ve collected together 100 of the best looking websites we could find here and compiled them all into a massive big list for you. This post has the first 50, and we’ll show the second half in another post in a few more days.
The grunge style is one of the most popular in modern web design. In this post we’ll take a look a variety of inspirational sources and some resources that can help you with your own grunge-style design. We’ll look at websites with a grunge style, grunge icons, tutorials for grunge design, textures, and Photoshop brushes.
Shiny and glossy design elements are now officially outdated. Just like retro is becoming trendy again, grungy look appears to rapidly gain on popularity. And there is a damn good reason behind it. In our everyday environment we’re unlikely to find ideal geometric forms or pretty shadow effects as they are manifested by glorious Web 2.0-designs. The reality is different, and Web is definitely not an exception here.