In some ways, the recent trend of implementing brutalism in design harkens back to the early days of the web.

Back then, websites were brutal because they had to be. In present times, going brutal is more of a way to stand out and rebel against the squeaky-clean designs that cover the web.

If you don’t know much about brutalism or are just curious, you’ll learn a good bit by visiting the sites in this collection.

So, without further adieu, here is a collection of sites that feature brutalist look:

Oliver Herlitschek

Oliver Herlitschek

PICTURE(S) NOW

PICTURE(S) NOW

Rob Beschizza

Rob Beschizza

WERDEN.click

WERDEN.click

Joe Dakroub

Slanted – Enrico Floriddia

Slanted - Enrico Floriddia

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

W.A.S.T.E.

W.A.S.T.E.

WEBtlak*

WEBtlak*

Ignacio Rivas

Ignacio Rivas

Alec Mapes-Frances

Alec Mapes-Frances

Studio w+e

Studio w+e

Kerry J Dean Photography

Kerry J Dean Photography

Brutalist Framework

Brutalist Framework

VR VAN

VR VAN

Harpe 45

Harpe 45

The Outline

The Outline

Studium Generale

Studium Generale

Colorama Risoprint

Colorama Risoprint

musicForProgramming

musicForProgramming

Nick DeMarco

Nick DeMarco

Gabe Ferreira

Gabe Ferreira

Bad Bonn Kilbi

Bad Bonn Kilbi

studio.zeldman

studio.zeldman

Printed Web

Printed Web

Written by Eric Karkovack

Eric Karkovack is a web designer with well over a decade of experience. You can visit his business site here. In July 2013, Eric released his first eBook: Your Guide to Becoming a Freelance Web Designer. He also has an opinion on just about every subject. You can follow his rants on Twitter @karks88.

  • Pete

    Sorry, but how is studio zeldman brutalistic?

  • I’m overwhelmed, this is so hard to even digest.

  • Is this a joke? Looks like 1999 all over again.

    • Elisa Ragazzini (@elisiri_)

      It’s an aesthetic!

    • ekarkovack

      Haha, it is a throwback to the olden days!