Top 10 Websites for Designers – August 2013

HOW’s art director has assembled this month’s edition of Top 10 Websites for Designers. His picks include a site called Typewolf that showcases great designs and identifies the fonts used for a particular design. You’ll also find a site featured that’s sole purpose is to provide creative ways to leverage grids in your work.


Check out our picks below and submit your site for consideration.

Media On Mars

Media on Mars is a creative agency with a warm digital heart and a distinctive way of communicating. The aesthetic for this site has a nice blend of graphic elements arranged in an organic fashion on the page, making it engaging.



Typewolf is a curated design showcase that identifies the fonts used in the design. The goal is to serve as a one-stop resource for designers seeking typographic inspiration for the modern web.


Jeremy Holmes Studio

The portfolio website for a children’s book maker. The site is full of rich, colorful illustrations and classic style, making it enjoyable to look through.


New Museum

This museum accomplished creating a website layout that feels like you are exploring a museum. Included are archives, learning programs, and directory of exhibition spaces.


The Grid System

Simply described as the ultimate resource in grid systems, you will find plenty of links to tools and inspiration regarding how to leverage grids in your own work.



A website dedicated to the curating of videos for web designers. Simply laid out, you can find a host of videos from experts speaking on CSS to sketching type to design philosophies.



TypeEd is an educational program that teaches the fundamentals of typography. Their blog, Rag Right, is a resource for good typography, lettering and design.


Anton Kimball Design

Showcasing brands they’ve designed, interactive before and after photos, a custom typeface viewer and more. The home page displays a kaleidoscope effect of their logos and designs, which is also interactive, if not dizzying.


Edgar Alanis

The portfolio site of graphic designer and illustrator Edgar Alanis. The work is really nice with a clean, structured site design.



An inspirational resource focused on graphic design, typography, grid systems, minimalism and modernism.



  • Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.


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