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:
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: