The Rise of Low Poly Web Design – 11 of the Best Examples

Low Poly or Polygon design has become something of a trend recently; a natural extension of flat design, low poly design is the use of simple, colourful polygons to imitate an object or used as a background.

Whilst the style has traditionally been found in retro style video games – which are often restricted to lower polygon counts either due to available system resources or for aesthetic purposes – many graphic and web designers have begun experimenting with the design style. You can read more about the history of low polygon meshes on this wikipedia article.

Let’s take a look at some of the best uses of low poly in web design at the moment:

 

1. SouthPole

SouthPole Low Poly Design

 

2. Sanissimo

Sanissimo Low Poly Design

 

3. WebDiv

WebDiv Low Poly Design

 

4.  Letters

Letters Low Poly

 

5. Galaxy

Galaxy

 

6. Twiggle

Twiggle

7. GPLclub

GPLclub Design

8. Pandra

Pandra Design

9. GlitchMachines

Glitch Machines Design

10. HotDot

HotDot Design

11. Pharrell

Pharrell

Not a website unfortunately.

 

All pretty awesome right? But how do you go about creating low poly style elements? For starters there are two sites that currently generate semi unique low poly backgrounds:

1. Flat Surface Shader

Flat Surface Shader

2. Trianglify

Trianglify

 

Also see these articles for some good tutorials on low poly-fying images.