Design, uninterrupted #182

May 2nd, 2011

Today’s post highlights the design of The landing page has a nice mix of vintage elements, especially in the usage of textures and background patterns. These elements bring a nice touch to the otherwise imposing pink framing of the main content, mixing noise speckles, fading waves of concentric circles and a three-sided radial dot grid. The color palette feels a little bit overloaded, with vintage pinks, browns, blues and greens switching between background and foreground; perhaps removing the large swaths of brown from the right column would result in a better visual balance, bringing it closer to the printed poster look. The balance is also perturbed by the switch from the three column grid in the main section to the five column grid in the footer. In conclusion, it would be nice to see a little bit more attention to the content arrangement and bring it on par with the overall visual styling.