While studying web design, I explored styles and methods that were outside of my comfort zone. One thing that helped me greatly is Curt Cloninger's Fresh Styles for Web Designers. It looked at sites that were doing things that were really out there and categorized them.

The above is a site concept for the artist VAST inspired by the Gothic Organic style. In the book it's described as a rich sensory experience. It's about bringing organic elements from real life into a digital window. VAST stands for Visual Audio Sensory Experience. It seemed like a perfect fit. Non band-related photos were taken by Andee. Lyrics are from the song Touched by VAST.

I also tried out the book's Pixelated Punk Rock, Grid Based Icon, Paper Bag and Lo-Fi Grunge styles.