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By Jean-Pierre Gassin

30 Inspiring Sites with Illustrated Backgrounds

By Jean-Pierre Gassin
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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.

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Yes Insurance

TorisEye

BirdBox

Bowtie Periods

Arbel Designs

Creative Switch

Cute Little Factory

Cool Brush Design

Deborah Cavenaugh (Portfolio)

Dedoce

Dean Oakly (Portfolio)

DiO

Designzilla

IndoFolio

Forrst

Kinetic

LegWork Studio

Joystick Generals

Moshi Monsters

Mikimottes

Octonauts

Reservoir34

Natrashka

Somos La Pera Limonera

Studio7Designs

Morphix

Ffive

Happy Webbies

The Many Faces of Alan Rickman

What are your favorite illustrated web designs? Let us know in the comments!

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