Drips, Sprays, and Splatters Part 4
4th edition — by Patrick McNeil — Feb. 26, 2008
The Design Element
Well here we are (finally), back for another round of drip sprays and splatters. It is hard to believe this is actually only the fourth installment of this topic. It seems to be I have published this one a dozen times. But alas, I have not. This is one of those styles that lends itself to a more minimal style. Of course this isn't always the case, but quite often it is the result.
Creativebox.ro is a prime example of this. Not only is there very little imagery, but there is very little color. This stark black and white design is brought to life by a simple black splatter. Somehow this splattering of ink connects with the "ink" used to write the words of the page. In this way it creates a visual theme and mood for the site. As always, it is remarkable how powerful small elements can be.
Another example, which of course is far from minimal, and yet, strangely close is the bfish.free.fr site. This simple design rely's heavily on the visual impact of the large background. Elegant design mixed with visual interest result in what could be describe as a very simple beauty.
Of course there are more complex usages, those like Oase site. Here we find some major visual punch created by saturated colors and lots of splattered paint. Each of these examples has taken the dripping and splattering style in an interesting direction and created very unique experiences.
Get the SplatPack -
a set of drips and splatters by ka05
Design Melt Down Tutorials
Blend If Layer Styles (The key to easily overlaying sprays)
Colorize Those Sprays
Drips With Depth