Inspiration: 40 Web Designs That Use Textures Masterfully

Jumbalaya

Jumbalaya

Sand and Starfish

Sand and Starfish

Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

Hugs For Monsters

Hugs For Monsters

Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski

Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski

Eighty Two Design

Eighty Two Design

The Ship and The Sea

The Ship and The Sea

Dan Conaway

Dan Conaway

70star7.com

70star7.com

SimpleBits

SimpleBits

Duplos by Ricardo Mestre

Duplos by Ricardo Mestre

Harmony Republic

Harmony Republic

Notorious Design

Notorious Design

BAHUR78

BAHUR78

Michael Dick

Michael Dick

REKKIABILLY

REKKIABILLY

Circa, the Prince

Circa, the Prince

Electric Pulp

Electric Pulp

Team Fannypack

Team Fannypack

Me in Motion

Me in Motion

Vegas Uncork’d

Vegas Uncork'd

The I-HEART Revolution Film

The I-HEART Revolution Film

Rick Monroe

Rick Monroe

La Masa Mimatta

La Masa Mimatta

The Walk To Washington

The Walk To Washington

xhtmlCafe

xhtmlCafe

Dave Barnes

Dave Barnes

heyindy

heyindy

StockdeRock

StockdeRock

Mother Earth Brewing

Mother Earth Brewing

Midtsommerjazz 2010

Midtsommerjazz 2010

maggie taylor

maggie taylor

LE WEB DÉFI

LE WEB DÉFI

JasonGrayMusic.com

JasonGrayMusic.com

Monkeynuts

Monkeynuts

Coopers Kids

Coopers Kids

Camera+

Camera+

Francesco Molezzi Design

Francesco Molezzi Design

code23

code23

nykevanwyk.com

nykevanwyk.com

  • Coopers kids? nykevanwyk? Seriously? There’s nothing masterful about the use of texture on those. Circa and m1k3, on the other hand, they’re in a different league!

    Also, it would be nice to link up the images in the post, it’s kind of expected behaviour 🙂

    – P

    youvepauled.co.uk

  • Agree.

    One more masterful you forgot to add — http://www.tarabrooch.it / you knew it before!

  • Some of these are better than others, but there’s a really nice variety here. I believe that texture in both print and web can add much more depth to your work. My personal favorites would have to be: Hugs For Monsters, The Ship and The Sea, Dan Conaway, StockdeRock, and Midtsommerjazz 2010. To me these really stand out a bit above the rest. Circa is cool too – the background has a nice watercolor feel to it which I really like.

    For Paul – the links to the pages are the titles, rather than the images. I know some sites use the images as direct links but at least there is some way to check out the pages directly.

  • The majority of these are brilliant, the javascript is excellent! I think it would be better if the link opened in a new window, so you don’t have to scroll down to the place you were!

  • Great point Owen. I agree with you. Anyone else out there feel the same?

  • That’s a good call. I think setting the target to blank would be better also. Although…depending on what browser you use, when you return to this page after going to one of the links it should take you back to the same spot on the page where you were – I’m using Firefox though, not sure how it is with Safari or IE.

  • This is a very nice collection indeed, i’m sure to get some inspiration from this.

    Here’s a design I made for a website this year:
    http://i25.tinypic.com/14wsr9i.png

    The owner wanted a luxurious and delicate touch for her massage salon.
    All the work was done in Photoshop of course, but I must say it was one of the first times i really used textures.

  • thanks Jacob very great list 😉

  • Great list, thank you!

  • wow this site is amazing