Hi everyone! I'm looking for a website design that is styled heavily on 50s/60s design elements. As you might imagine, this wouldn't fit the typical "Web 2.0" cookie-cutter mold. This means no gradients, rounded buttons, and badges. Sorry! What I'm really looking for is creative use of colors and design elements influenced by the following:
50s/60s Paperback Book Covers - Contrasting (sometimes clashing) colors, interesting sans-serif typefaces
Pop Art - Striking colors, simple patterns
The site should include links to a Blog and Contact page, as well as a link to purchase the iPhone app on the App Store. All other ad-copy can be place holders.
My hope is that the design can reflect a sense of style without being too serious about itself!
I'm looking forward to seeing what sorts of creative designs everyone comes up with! I will be actively providing feedback throughout the contest so please feel free to reach out.
UPDATE: I have added an attachment containing ad-copy that I would like integrated into the design. Again, don't feel like you have to use all the information in the attached file. The must-haves are the navigation links, link to purchase the app, and features list of the app.
Here are some reference websites:
http://www.bestialdesign.com/ - I like the color scheme and the type face on this design. I do not like that it is left-justified. I'd rather the content section be centered on the page.
http://acrossamerica.robweychert.com/ - I like the contrasting red white and blue in this design. However my website doesn't require a right or left nav, just a header with nav links and a main body section.
http://www.booreiland.nl/ - I like the contrasting colors and patterned background. I would rather have a design that is centered rather than left-justified.
http://jussioksanen.com/ - I like the multi-colored background in this design.