Photographers group in China. Very simple, I like the desaturated grid of photos on the homepage – which all change with time, with pretty slick animations in the zoomed in view. Also love the way the backdrop / icons change when the photo is dark/light, pretty cool.
Yearly Archives: 2009
Site promoting the new handset from Emblaze. Very cool intro video followed by a futuristic / sci-fi esque site. Lots of nice motion graphics in this one, with a quasi cinematic feel. Some nice touches and animation, all with a nice attention to detail.
Created by The Visionaire Group.
Promotional site highlighting life in a submarine with the Australian Navy. The level of detail is quite amazing, with high production values – the whole site is set from a side profile cut open view of a Collins Class submarine. You see how submarine operations are handled by specific people and what roles they have. Lots of video and small mini games demonstrate certain tasks – emptying the ballast tanks, or identifying radar contacts and so on. A very immersive experience, full of video and sounds – it also looks great, with loads of really nice touches – icons, animation and so on – great to see such a well polished production.
Created by Visual Jazz.
Portfolio of Danish artist Kenneth Elgaard. Clean and minimal, drag based interactivity – set around a cube with each side a different section of the site. What I like is the way you navigate the portfolio, by dragging along you view the work, and by dragging up and down you zoom in and out. All makes for a fluid, easy to use experience.
Created by I Like to Play.
Site highlighting Naoki’s range of sportswear – “NAOKI is a unique sportswear collection designed by NAOKI TAKIZAWA, a designer renowned in the Paris fashion world as the decade-long creative director of ISSEY MIYAKE”. A nicely balanced, clean minimal site, with rotating 3d panels showing the range of clothing. Clicking on one shows an overview where you can smoothly zoom in and out. Nicely designed and executed with some really nice animation and interactivity.
New portfolio site of Hong Kong based agency Pill & Pillow. Very simple with some nice touches, a Flash based, blog esque layout with tags and social content, pulled in from sources such as YouTube. I like the 3d screwed up balls of paper that represent their projects and the way they reveal, also some really nice work in here, lots of experimental work too. Well put together and looks pretty cool and minimal.
Photography portfolio of Nicola Roman Walbeck. Simple, effective, grid based site – with some nice touches. When you click on a photo the whole site shrinks, then twists around – you have the zoom in mechanism where the photos fit more than fullscreen so you can scroll around and explore the details.
Clean, elegant design promoting Andrew Zuckerman’s new book ‘Bird’. Set in a minimal interface Andrew Zuckerman’s photography comes to life, with the vibrant colours and dynamism of his subjects shining through. Beautiful photography in a great setting, I like the way the menu minimises to really focus on the photography.
Created by Ian Coyle.
Pretty cool site promoting Blackberry in Brazil. Using Twitter feeds and Flickr images and videos, you can see ‘normal’ people using their Blackberry. These messages, videos, and images scroll by to give you a nice overview of what is possible using Blackberry products. Really nicely produced, lots of slick animations with a clean and crisp visual style. Nice to sit back and let it all roll by.
Created by Grafikonstruct.
One of the nicest portfolio sites i’ve seen for a while, this time for hair and makeup artist Lasse Pedersen. Highly polished, using full screen imagery to really convey his work. Love the way you can navigate the images, and clicking the images brings them to fullscreen enabling you to pan around – animates really nicely. Even the rollover effect on the thumbnails is great, you rollover and you can then pan around the image, fantastic attention to detail, great work…
Website of Norwegian design consultancy Bleed. Pretty cool website, all the things you would expect from a polished agency portfolio – but with a bit more attitude, love all the rollover effects and the clean simple animation style. They showcase their work in a really clean elegant way.
Interesting site promoting Verbatim memory. Characters that are made up from memory sticks fight each other in an arena, you can answer a series of questions, each correct answer gives you more memory – in the end creating your character – which you can then use to fight other characters. All in slick 3D, the site is great fun to use, with loads of nice animations and interactivity. Pretty unusual and engaging way of promoting a somewhat boring product!