Penscratch

Penscratch, a crisp new theme designed and developed by Caroline Moore, made its debut in the WordPress.org directory this week.

“Penscratch was inspired by a similar portfolio theme, Sketch, which I designed for visual art. I wanted a clean, minimalist theme with a similar look and feel, but tailored to writers.”

With support for Jetpack Site Logos and special styling for pull quotes, Penscratch is worth checking out.

Penscratch screenshot

Sketch

Five New Themes Come to WordPress.org

We’re tremendously pleased to announce the WordPress.org launch of three gorgeous portfolio themes and two elegant business themes by Automattic.

Espied, Illustratr, and Sketch take advantage of the portfolio custom post type available through Jetpack to let your projects shine. Illustratr was designed by Thomas Guillot and Sketch is by illustrator and web developer Caroline Moore. Espied was created by Takashi Irie, designer of the upcoming Twenty Fifteen default theme.

Edin and Goran both showcase your company or organization through an optional front-page template featuring a large full-bleed featured image. A grid page template provides the perfect place to display a range of information, like team members, case studies, or services. Thomas designed Goran, a child theme of Edin, and collaborated on Edin with Takashi.

We hope you enjoy these new themes – let us know what you think!

Sketch

Illustratr

Espied

Goran

Edin

Adaption, Bosco & Isola – Three New Free Themes

A trio of themes from Automattic designers has launched in the WordPress.org Theme Directory.

Designed by Tammie Lister, Adaption has a bold, contemporary, vibe. It features full-width images, two widget areas, and an optional third column.

Adaption

Adaption

Looking for an uncluttered single-column theme with strong typography? Check out Bosco, crafted by Frank Klein.

Bosco

Bosco

Isola was inspired by a “less is more” philosophy and influenced by mobile design patterns. This minimalist theme was designed by Joen Asmussen, with web development by Caroline Moore.

Isola

Isola

All three themes are responsive, and look gorgeous on devices both small and large.

Meet Kelly

Kelly, a colorful personal-blogging theme designed by Automattic’s Kelly Hoffman, is now available for download from the WordPress.org Theme Directory. Here’s how Kelly explains the creative inspiration for her namesake:

I really wanted to keep it simple but fun, which is why I went with bold splashes of color and large type. I went with the complementary color palate of reddish orange and green as a fun reference to my red hair and green eyes.

Kelly

Pictorico

Spring Theme Launches on WordPress.org

Over the last few months, Automattic has released a half-dozen new free themes in the WordPress.org theme directory, ranging from stylish personal blogging themes to photo-intensive portfolio themes.

Meet the class of 2014:

Designed by Automattic’s Dan Hauk, Pictorico is a snazzy portfolio theme with large featured images and a classy post slider.

Pictorico

Caroline Moore launched three flexible blog-oriented themes of her own design: Fictive, as well as Quadra and Circa, both child themes of Hexa. All take attractive advantage of post formats, with charming use of colorful geometric icons throughout.

Hexa Circa Quadra

Tonal is Tammie Lister‘s debut solo theme in the WordPress.org directory. Tonal’s graceful, minimalist look also comes with a bonus: change the site’s background color to a shade of your liking and the theme automatically adjusts the typography to ensure your text stays clean and readable.

Tonal

Musicians have been taking full advantage of Singl‘s strong, contemporary vibe. Crafted by Thomas Guillot, it serves its creative niche with polish and panache.

Singl

We hope you enjoy our Spring Collection!

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