30 Delicately Grungy Websites Without the Dirty and DarkBy Tara Hornor
Sometimes that gray area between delicately grungy and too grungy is hard to find. It’s so easy to keep layering on the grunge until your design has turned into some mangled concept akin to something a zombie chewed up and spit out.
I wanted a collection of websites that I felt like got close to the grunge line without being too far over. Some designers did a great job of creating a dark design and others had a number of traditional grunge features that were carefully muted. Ultimately, as long as it fits the client’s needs, it doesn’t matter. But the line between “too much” and “just enough” was tread carefully by the designers of the following websites, and I think they nailed it. What do you think?
Trailer Park Truck
Maryland Craft Beer Festival
Beyond Wonderland 2012
Electric Forest 2012
Thomas Oliver Band
DNA to Darwin
Take the Walk
Beyond Wonderland 2010
Any favorites? Do you have any beautifully designed grunge websites you’d like to share? Are “clean” and “grungy” polar opposites in your eyes?