Well, That’s Pretty Dope – Inspirational Work
As the years pass by I appreciate unique & creative design more & more. Design that challenges the status quo when it comes to the visual side of our work. Here’s a brief collection of designs that I can stare at for quite some time 😉
Starting of with https://www.lunchbox.io. At first sight it seems like we’re looking at ‘something completely different’ than what we’re used to. But while we look at it a little longer we see that it’s just the individual elements that are unique. The layout is very recognisable: a big centred heading, a paragraph & image below and a CTA in the top right. Yet by thinking carefully of each individual element they succeeded in creating an inspirational design.
In this second example we see several trends coming together, but combined they work really well and succeed in inspiring me with the overall design. First of all the basic shapes we see more often (think stars in different styles, such as the one besides the title), and secondly the color-on-color idea (pink on red). All together, pretty dope if you ask me.
Personally, I’m really used to some basic design tricks to make a design look nice, such as, always have some outer margins in your design to make it breath. Or, use cards to group elements. The following design has a unique way of accomplishing order (to prevent chaos) and maintaining a scannable design (which is pleasant to look at as well).
Last but not least we have Palantir.com
We’ve seen modular layouts like this before, but I still appreciate the idea of having full width blocks, with little padding in between. Usually I’m tempted to create a lot of margin between sections to maintain order & minimalism in my design, but here they have seemed to accomplish this a different way.