Slick design concept brings Wikipedia bang up to date

Wikipedia design concept

New 'grid view' for Wikipedia's homepage as part of this comprehensive design concept

When it comes to some of the most iconic applications in the world, it can be difficult to picture it with any other design. The likes of Apple's OS X, Gmail and Facebook have all had their fair share of concepts thrown at them but would any of them really work?

Here, German designer George Kvasnikov (opens in new tab) tackles one of the most popular sites and biggest web brands around. Wikipedia is known for its vast array of user-generated information and facts for just about anything, and less for beautiful or engaging design; Kvasnikov wanted to change that.

"Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world," he explains. "It hasn't been changed or redefined during the last 10 years. This is my attempt to try to make Wikipedia more modern, readable, useful and personal"

Wikipedia redesign

The concept's 'cover view' for Wikipedia's homepage

Wikipedia redesign

Facebook/Twitter-style header image opens up the user experience

Wikipedia redesign

The concept envisions an innovative built-in text editor

Wikipedia redesign

See more images from the concept on Behance (opens in new tab).

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.