New Themes: Escutcheon and Orvis

Introducing two dark, minimalist free themes for writers and visual artists.

Happy Theme Thursday, everyone! Today we have two new free themes for your perusal.


Escutcheon WordPress Theme

Escutcheon, designed by Automattic’s own Mel Choyce, boasts a smoky color palette and bold typography. It’s a striking theme for writers who want to stand out, with a front page that gives just enough information to entice your readers. Individual posts and pages are stylish and easy to read.

Find out more about Escutcheon on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site.

Escutcheon Responsive WordPress Theme


Orvis: Portfolio Page Template

Orvis, designed by Thomas Guillot, is the perfect companion for all photographers and designers. It is a minimalist, vibrant, and flexible theme, whose bold grid design keeps the spotlight on your projects, and scales to fit any screen size. Orvis also lets you share your thoughts and engage in a conversation with your visitors through the blog, which shares the same minimal look.

Orvis: Responsive Design

Check out Orvis on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site.


Explore our Themes

A Universe of Beautifully Designed Website Templates

Whatever your goals, you’ll find a hand-crafted, flexible theme to transform your design in minutes, not months. No designer necessary.

Missing out on the latest developments? Enter your email below to receive future announcements direct to your inbox. An email confirmation will be sent before you will start receiving notifications - please check your spam folder if you don't receive this.

Join 95,448,654 other followers


Comments are closed.

  1. xbox36050


    Liked by 3 people

  2. aqilaqamar

    I wish you guys will bring back the former version of Misty Lake. These are nice for food bloggers or photographs. Longreads require something else. I am hoping for new text oriented themes for 2016 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Jessica M

    Very nice. Hoping for some serif fonts in the next batch of themes!

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Arohii

    Looks Lovely

    Liked by 3 people

  5. thefujifreak

    I’ve updated my blog and am now using Orvis, which I love. Thank you for producing it…

    Liked by 2 people

  6. theartfulblog

    Both beautiful elegant themes. You WordPress peeps are always doing fine work. Thank you for all that you do. Grateful.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. PiedType

    Always interested in seeing new themes. But a text-heavy theme should never be based on reverse type. Looking for more beautiful text-based designs (we don’t all focus on images) that feature excellent readability.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. jabrush1213

    Cool themes

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Barefoot Justine

    So many of these new themes seem so cold and gray, so slick and basic. It would be nice if we began seeing a few more romantic themes, a few more gently mystical and exotic themes.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. flawinek

    Beautiful design 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Minoring In Baseball

    Escutcheon looks pretty sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. sexyladiesworldblog

    Nice one thanks

    Liked by 4 people

  13. kobeyuen


    Liked by 2 people

  14. user12vv

    Nice themes

    Liked by 4 people

Create your new blog or website for free

Get Started

%d bloggers like this: