Have you ever felt that the visual design of the internet has become too uniform? Introducing “Web Brutalism”, a movement spearheaded by a fresh new generation of programmers and web developers who reject the slick aesthetics that have taken over the internet.
These rogue coders counter the “lightness, optimisim and frivolity” of corporate design by producing websites with aesthetic ruggedness and a distinct lack of concern for the overall user experience. The movement’s hideout since 2014 has been Brutalist Websites, a showcase of websites challenging the norms of visual identity and restoring a DIY attitude to online design. And, with the Washington Post now reporting about it, be prepared for your surfing to get a whole lot more brutal.