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Netdiver: IllustrationI hope today is a good day for you to get lost in a time-sink, because here’s another major one.

Netdiver is a site that collects and displays links to websites that the author, Carole Guevin, aided by her techie co-founder Jean-François Simard, has selected as particularly appealing and well done. The overall emphasis of the site is on design, but Guevin has devoted an extensive section to the display of web sites by illustrators, as well has having sections of Photography sites and other Portfolios (largely designers).

There is also a section dedicated to Flash sites, Industrial, Powagirrrls, video and animation and a category for “Imaginative” (as though the rest of them weren’t).

In addition, there’s news, articles and a substantial and highly useful Toolbox for graphic and digital designers. The Sitemap will give you an overview of the available goodies on this extensive site.

The home page is somewhat blog-like, though without dated posts, with items of interest pulled to the fore.

When you enter an individual category you’re dropped on the most recent page of many, e.g. page 16 in the Illustration category. The numerical links to previous pages are arranged across the top of the page under the general navigation.

Guevin definitely has a point of view and specific range of styles in the sites and artists she selects, but it’s wide enough that you may find it accommodates work and designs appealing to a variety of tastes.

Don’t blame me if you look up and find out half your day has disappeared. I warned you.



4 responses to “Netdiver”

  1. Chris Turnham’s work found in the links is very nice.

  2. Thanks, Li-An. I actually did a short post on Chris Turnham back in 2006. Also check out Tadahiro Uesugi.

  3. Beautiful.

    So much talent; one ends up suffering from Stendhal’s syndrome.

  4. I see. I know Uesugi because I bought the Three Trees book. There is a common sensibility but the two are very inspired by some 60/70’s illustrators. What I like in Turnham’s work is the XIXth century look. It gives a great nostalgy to his drawings.