Top 10 Websites for Designers – October 2013

With the seasons changing, it may be time to revamp your trove of go-to design inspiration. HOW’s art director has you covered. Take a look into the 40-year history of a design firm, discover a “pay-what-you-want” type foundry and explore a well-designed social network for people who love their dogs.


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


This site for a design studio in London is a great example of a minimal use of elements and navigation with large, colorful images. It is effective to simply lead you along to what’s important.


Thinking Back

To commemorate their 4th decade in business, Bernhardt Fudyma Design Group created a web module that takes a look back at the many events and design assignments that were occurring at the time.


Avondale Type Co.

Offering fonts with a “pay-what-you-want” model. The clean typography and gridded tiles of information are a pleasant experience when browsing their site.



Clean, compelling imagery of their high quality work make this site engaging for the Russian-based agency.



Typeverything is a great collection of nothing but typographic images making this a very helpful resource for a quick boost of inspiration.



Pack is a social network for people who love their dogs. The hand drawn type mixed with nice photos and graphics make for an enjoyable and personal user experience.

PackDog is a global partnership working to bring the internet to those who don’t have it. The distinct use of purple and pink, along with some subtle interactive elements give this site a memorable appearance.


The site for this Italian osteria and wine bar in Toronto uses a nice combination of appetizing photos, interactive graphics and scrollable boxes to keep it fresh for visitors.


Jeshurun Webb

The portfolio site for Jeshurun Webb is a clean presentation to show off her strong typography, illustration and color skills.


Foster Type

The typographic work of Sydney, Australia-based Dave Foster. The site scrolls with a bunch of great images, or switch to thumbnails for quicker overview of the work.



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


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