Resources: fonts, tutorials, icons, textures and templates for a fantastic grunge style
It’s dirty, unorganized, and wrinkled-up. Still, it continues to please. If someone thought that grunge was a style destined to fade away, they were wrong by a long shot. Grunge continues to live on without any sign of fading away in the galleries.
Grunge was first embraced by artists leaning towards the creative and eccentric style. Nowadays, grunge has been incorporated seamlessly into various projects and websites such as: e-commerce, hotel and restaurant websites, and personal blogs.
It seems that this trend will stay-on throughout 2010, as well as the other stylish watercolors and doodles.
In this article we will present you with a list of grunge features that we have gathered: fonts, brushes, textures, templates, icons…getting curious? Let’s take a look at them.
If you’re not familiar with this style, you might run into some problems at the very beginning. Grunge design is a bit like working with different colors and palettes so you should let your creativity run wild and see what happens. And, if you still need some inspiration, you could take a look at this list of websites.
Textures & Background
A great website is created beginning with the background: this is one of the first graphic items we will need to address. Effects such as metallic ones, wooden, fabric-like, brushes: here you can find a collection of textures and patterns en vogue right now with the grunge style. Also, you can check out many others by going here.
Brushes play a fundamental role in our graphic project: without them it would be impossible to create great looking effects. So, here’s a small collection of brushes that can embellish all of your grunge projects.
We have mentioned before that a good typography is essential in every graphic project. Using grunge we can adopt and put to use some of the more picturesque and original fonts available online. There’s only one rule we need to follow: grunge begets grunge, so there’s no place for modern fonts or even worse, fonts that are elegant and calligraphic.
You can find a myriad of free grunge fonts, but the ones below are, in our opinion, truly unique. And, they help make your work unique.
You still want more? Here you can find another 100 of them!
Icons enrich our blogs and they are a must in modern-looking layouts that are characterized by a web 2.0 graphic style: one just can’t say no to icons. Nowadays one can find icons of every shape and form: these are in our case modeled after the grunge style.
Social Grunge Icons
Do you need to create a website that literally “oozes grunge” from all sides, but you have no idea how to manage the various graphic elements? Take a look at these tutorials which will help you become familiar with this style and to learn a trick or two in the meanwhile.
Header in stile grunge
Layout grunge cartoon
Ultimate grunge design
Grunge web design
Grunge blog design
…you want to measure yourself even more? Check this out and have fun!
Did you try to create a website but didn’t obtain the desired results? Or do you have no time to tinker with this, but still want to have a grunge-style website? Online you can find some great-looking free templates.
….if you have a static website:
….or if you’re using wordpress:
Creative Art Theme
…..this is all for now! What about yourself? Are you a fan of the urban grunge style, or do you prefer trends that are a bit more minimalist and organized? Tells us what you think!
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