A well-selected background illustration can give a web design lacking a bit of color the right amount of pop, and it can convey a great deal of information about the site’s purpose and values inexplicitly as well.
The background illustration is a handy tool that can convey a sense of playfulness with a colorful cartoon or imply the values of a particular setting with a high-resolution photograph. In this article, we look at 30 websites that use this tool to great effect.
Cute Little Factory
Cool Brush Design
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Dean Oakly (Portfolio)
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Somos La Pera Limonera
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What are your favorite illustrated web designs? Let us know in the comments!
Jean-Pierre Gassin is a web developer, writer and design enthusiast from the Gold Coast, Australia. He runs The GeekGrounds, a tech and gaming culture site, and is studying a Bachelor of Information Technology.
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