Posted 23rd April 2015 | By ExtraMile

It’s been long overdue, but I’m finally back with another design inspiration blog! This edition is all about the style & finesse in geometric design, exploring some of the most current trends in cutting-edge web design. There’s ball pits, Tetris, Lego and slides, all from the comfort of your own computer or device!

G'day shrimps!

In the world of web

Case 3D. I’m in awe. This site is tailored to perfection. What I love the most is its use of an accent colour within some simple geometric shapes, combined with some stunning imagery. Scroll on down and you get the idea of their work process through the imagery - from initial mapping and planning in concept, through to creating stunning interior and exterior masterpieces. There’s even some use of parallax within the shapes - a simple zoom in of the existing image, but adds such a modern twist. Here’s the thing - check out their team page and scroll through. It’s so expertly done - fluid, crisp and just stunning.

The Enterprise Foundation. You instantly know who this site is aimed at and what it’s for when first approaching it. The way I’d describe it is ‘funky’. It’s angular, colourful and approachable - all things post-graduates and young entrepreneurs relate to. The movement on the arrows add a nice little twist to calls to action. They’ve really take the brand behind it and taken it to the next level.

Gold. Always believe in your soul. Do you know what I like about this site? Not only it’s geometrical features… I like how it ‘pops’ at you. Hover over the slide banner image and it reacts and gives you a little more detail to click through elsewhere. Their news feed is insane - like a ball pit of recent updates. Have a play around… it’s like an adult Wacky Warehouse. They just need to add a Slush Puppie machine in there for the full experience.

Blocklevel. This site takes the common pixel to a new level. Its whole interface is dealt with through squares and rectangles - nicely positioned. It kind of reminds me of Tetris… or Lego, bringing back that nostalgia and playfulness from my childhood. You want to interact with the design and hover over elements, which react to you with some expertly done CSS effects. I really like how they’ve laid out their work section - it just shows how you don’t need to stick to one colour as a mixture can work in environments like this. Bravo.

In email design

Rooftop Cinema. Carrying on with the theme of geometric shapes, I thought I’d bring in this email design section, as the constellation image is quite geometrical. The email is further enhanced with a subtle GIF animation and a lovely opening typeface. The images within the content could do with a little more work however it’s a great opener - perfectly enough to make you want to read on.

Bezar. There’s a lot of shape and structure to this email layout. Bezar are known for sending out wonderfully colourful concoctions by email. I think the use of shape and fonts make for a modern email design (as modern as email can go anyway) and they have a strong brand behind them.

In logo design

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I’ve focused on some logo designs with a combination of text and geometric shapes. There’s no general theme behind them, but they caught my eye either for their striking message or the clever composition. I particularly love the angled type of the Deli logo - it’s very in right now!

My typeface of the month

Code. It’s a very ‘one-trick pony’ kind of typeface and would really only be suitable for a header font, however it’s bold and brash - some fantastic blocky shapes and forms with this typeface, which is why I thought it was particularly appropriate with the theme. It also comes in an ultra light version which would be suitable for a technical / digital based website design.

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And finally…

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I came across this image on Pinterest the other week - I found it quite amusing. I became pretty nostalgic as it took my back to my Wordart days in school.
Don’t ever stretch your type peeps. It’s not worth it. :)

Written by Matt Preston, Lead Designer & Projects Co-ordinator at ExtraMile Communications. 

At ExtraMile we try to take an hour out each week to look around us at what others do and to gain inspiration and to admire people's creativity. Each post in this series is one staff member's take on the world of web, design and things online. We hope you enjoy it.

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