Happy Themeday, all! Today we have two brand-spankin’-new themes for your visual enjoyment.
First up is Gridspace, a classic, elegant premium theme by Graph Paper Press.
Gridspace lets you show your work in style. Designed as a portfolio for photographers, its slick features include light and dark color schemes, multiple thumbnail sizes, a responsive design, and a convenient space for your logo. Your readers can easily switch between two blog layouts on the fly – grid view and list view – while large featured images and an elegant overall design make your work the focus.
Live on the grid, and check out Gridspace on the Theme Showcase!
Next up is Ascetica, a beautiful theme from AlienWP, designed by Galin Simeonov.
Get rid of the clutter and concentrate on your content. Ascetica prefers subtle details over flashy gimmicks and provides the perfect balance of minimalism, white-space, responsiveness, and customization to allow you to focus on and support what matters most – your content – while doing it in a way that is uniquely your own.
Love that minimalist look? Then make sure to visit Ascetica on the Theme Showcase.
- Sep 6, 2012 @ 4:03 pm
Sep 6th at 6:46 pm
These are truly beautiful, but yet again, Ari is the theme I am sticking with! So exciting to see new stuff, guys.
Sep 6th at 6:59 pm
It must be just me. All of these look so much the same.
Sep 6th at 7:37 pm
Ascetica looks great!
A couple of the recent new themes that prominently display pictures with featured posts are making me re-evaluate my blogging strategies, since I customarily store my photos off-WordPress for the sake of space.
Sep 6th at 8:12 pm
Too simple for me… nothing new, nothing special.
Sep 6th at 8:32 pm
Ascetica looks fabulous. Debating the switchover…
Sep 6th at 9:27 pm
Ascetica is nice, thanks.
Sep 6th at 10:10 pm
Beautiful themes, as always!
Sep 6th at 10:27 pm
Are you expecting any new themes from Elmastudio?
Sep 6th at 10:31 pm
Love Gridspace~wish it were free! Please make one similar to this for those of us with less greenback!
Sep 6th at 11:53 pm
I really like Gridspace. Looks exciting. I was looking for a theme just like that.
Wish it was free.
Sep 7th at 12:39 am
Gridspace is legit. I want to see what it looks like on my photo site. I love checking out the new themes every Thursday!
Sep 7th at 1:07 am
Wow this is great for photographers like me. Thank you and keep up the good work! Will try this some other time
Sep 7th at 1:21 am
I like the Ascetica but I’m sticking with my current theme. LOL. Thanks for the new themes. I am looking forward for more themes that will entice my interest to change my current theme.
Sep 7th at 1:30 am
Great themes. I’ll use the Gridspace for my future photo blog.
Sep 7th at 1:44 am
Ascetica is rather elegant. I’m no designer so I can’t really pinpoint the subtle differences among these minimalist themes but I will have to admit that Ascetica is my favorite. Great timing too because I just decided to manually import my 2003-2006 blogs (read: hundreds of entries) from Multiply because they are shutting down the blogging service and deleting everything, and I’m looking for a fresh look. This would have to be it. Thank you for all your hard work! I appreciate that WordPress is a dynamic and well-supported community. I hope this service stays around forever!
Sep 7th at 2:29 am
I have tried Ascetica, but the header image is not shown… can you fix it? Thank you. I like this theme
Sep 7th at 2:37 am
I finally found my theme!!!! After months of searching, it felt like fate to get this new theme today.
Sep 7th at 2:51 am
Is the featured slider a Flash embed where the featured pic for the post changes automatically, or do we have to set it manually? Can’t confirm with the live demo. Immediate response is much appreciated. Thanks!
Sep 7th at 6:44 am
I’ve customized my site to such an extent that changing a theme seems to be a nightmare now. Great theme,s though. Some of them tempt me to go through all the customizing again.
Sep 7th at 9:22 am
Pretty “less is more” themes… though I continue by “Mixfolio”.
Sep 7th at 9:38 am
Gridspace looks great. As a photog, I love how the images are displayed.
Sep 7th at 11:17 am
Two absolutely stunning themes. Please keep up the great work!
Sep 7th at 3:22 pm
Sep 7th at 7:41 pm
Options are most always a good thing.
Sep 8th at 11:55 am
I really enjoy all of the new themes. However, may we see some new themes that can easily accommodate the ‘foodie’ in us? I have a food blog, and my readers like an easier access to my recipes. Thank you.
Sep 8th at 12:29 pm
Wonderful. 0.0 I like this!
Sep 8th at 4:02 pm
I have a question about Gridspace. Is the fee of $75 a one-time purchase or a yearly fee? and I am assuming this is a WordPress.com and not .org? Thanks!
Sep 8th at 11:00 pm
Reblogged this on Technicolby and commented:
I really like the Ascetica theme. Will use it in the future!
Sep 9th at 9:26 am
Gridspace looks nice.
Sep 10th at 2:57 am
More FREE themes please.
Sep 10th at 6:37 am
I will always love minimalist themes. I like the first one a lot more… sadly, it wouldn’t work for my blog AT ALL.
Sep 10th at 12:47 pm
Simply brilliant! Thanks for the info.
Sep 10th at 2:05 pm
They’re both wonderful, Gridspace is my favourite.
Sep 10th at 3:09 pm
Actually I love them… but always wait for free themes, please.
Sep 10th at 6:13 pm
Very nice designs. Contemporary, sleek and stylish. Keep doing what you are doing, you are talented.
Sep 11th at 1:07 pm
Really like Ascetica but it won’t work for a multi-author blog due to the lack of info on the post writer
Sep 11th at 4:02 pm
Sep 12th at 12:24 am
Reblogged this on ranibarra and commented:
These are good WordPress themes for those who are into photography and graphics designing. Having a portfolio for various image works is a great help with regards to organization and visibility.
Sep 12th at 9:57 pm
Cool style for an online portfolio. Kudos!
Sep 14th at 9:04 am
Love the Gridspace theme — very clean and smart and gives the content full attention.
Sep 14th at 1:51 pm
I really dig the Gridspace theme. It’s simple, modern, and I think that the font chosen for it is perfect.
Sep 15th at 1:01 am
Wow, that’s simple and beautiful. Love it.
Sep 15th at 8:26 am
My blog is using Ascetica. I love it. Thank you. Gridspace and Ascetica are so good.
Sep 16th at 4:00 am
Love Ascetica, it’s clean and I really like the way the featured images are also present when you click into the actual post. There are so many themes out there that just seem to forget about this. My two points are: The slide doesn’t seem to slide, am I missing something? And the box for writing the email address in a Follow Blog widget is really tiny. Your response would be greatly appreciated. Kellie
Sep 17th at 6:17 pm
Sep 19th at 10:09 am
I wish there were more dark themes for musicians. There’s only one right now and the front page has too much type. Any suggestions?
Sep 19th at 11:23 am
I have just changed my blog to the Ascetica theme. It is so nice. Unfortunately, my WP Like button doesn’t work. My readers can see the WP Like button, but when they click it, it doesn’t work. Help me please.