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
Deborah Cavenaugh (Portfolio)
Dean Oakly (Portfolio)
Somos La Pera Limonera
The Many Faces of Alan Rickman
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.