This Week’s Favourites – July 24th 2009

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In this week’s roundup of creative web links, we have a bunch of retro web design inspiration, cool examples of animal mascots in web design, a showcase of horizontal websites, a vector character tutorial and a list of some more must-read design blogs.

PV.M Garage

PV.M Garage

The folks over at PV.M Garage recently put together this great collection of 25 Amazing Retro Websites for Your Inspiration.



Hongkiat have an amazing roundup of 21 Excellent Examples of Animal Web Mascots, including some of my favourite characters from across the web.


Vandelay Design Blog

Horizontal website layouts break the mould in web design. The Vandelay Design Blog has this showcase of 35+ inspiring examples.



Nik Holmes has written an amazing tutorial for Vectortuts, covering the process of creating a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater Character in Illustrator.

Creative Opera

Creative Opera

If you’re looking for more blogs to feed your creativity, Creative Opera have listed over 80 of their favourite must-read design blogs.

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  1. piervix says:

    As usual, great articles!

    Thanks for sharing, Chris. I’m honored.

  2. The retro websites on PV.M Garage are very sweet.

  3. So awesome to be included in your weekly favourites, Chris! I love your blogs, and always look forward to your end-of-the week round-ups. There are some great finds in this list, thanks!

  4. At the beginning of every web project I start I ask clients to tell be brand attribute words that describe what kind of business they like to thing they are…

    Seems like this is a tremendous resource for this type of research…

    Thanks & Regards
    Noel from
    a professional graphic design studio

  5. Dzinepress says:

    you have productive listing. i like very much.

  6. Roger Duck says:

    I find it helpful to show clients great examples of custom CMS design to get them into the mindset of what is possible. This type of inspiration is top notch!

  7. om ipit says:

    great list, i like retro website showcase and zombie tutor..

  8. Joe Wolfe says:

    These weekly favs have been a great source of inspiration for me.

  9. Made my fav week and put you on the guest list chris…really enjoy your work. You can check here if everything is alright about you:

  10. Made my fav week and put you on the guest list chris…really enjoy your work. You can check here if everything is alright about you:

  11. mpu says:

    Thanks for this post and GREENTINGS FORM GERMANY

  12. Aweseome work I like the tutorial for Vectortuts!

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