Site of Japanese design agency Studio Details. Nice dark look and feel with a nice body of work showcased in an elegant way. Love all of the transitions and attention to detail, making the site have an app like experience. Nice touch of floating particle effects adds an element of depth.
Yearly Archives: 2016
Site of French based digital agency Big Youth. Colourful and playful site with well crafted case studies showcasing their range of work. I love how each of the key case studies are custom crafted to represent the brand they worked on. Some nice playful elements on the homepage that trigger full screen 3D moments highlighting their 3D WebGL skills. Nice little UI moments dotted throughout the experience and gorgeous transitions that inject life into the site. Great example of a modern agency site.
Created by Big Youth (@big_youth).
Beautiful site and data vis of the words and dialogue from Game of Thrones. Divided by each of the seasons, each with their own custom ambience, you can dive into the relationships between the characters and explore the data. Love the various ways they have visualized the data, one chart showing the amount of dialogue and who they spoke to, another showing the sentiment, one allows you to explore the words, and another shows types of words with a more graphic approach. The level of polish and detail is amazing, from particle effects, fantastic imagery, to nice type – you can tell they have poured heart and soul into this project – and it shows. All of the design is lifted by transitions and animations that add a dynamic element to the experience.
Site for collected recipes from design collective Adoratorio based in Italy. Nice side scrolling layout with subtle sliding transitions. Nice choice of typeface and art direction lifted by lots of very cool transitions make the site feel app-like. Food looks good too…
Site showing a series of experiments combining the huge database of art collected by Google and creative technology to show some great experiments. Shows collaborations with some amazing digital artists and programmers. Some really cool stuff here, allowing you to explore the range of art by interesting means – from huge 3D spaces, to machine learning interpretation, visual similarity. Great way of shining a light on the range of art Google has catalogued in fresh and modern ways.
Beautiful experience and collaboration with Google Play Music and Hilltop Hoods. Through The Dark was written by Dan Smith for his son Liam, who was diagnosed with leukaemia at eight years old. The site takes you through an interactive 3D music video – using the scroll mechanic to change the position of your view. On mobile your accelerometer performs same task. Your view transitions between the light and the dark of the world, each view with subtly different perspectives of the same scene, light representing hope and the dark, fear. Love the simple mechanic and the stunning use of 3D to draw you in. Beautiful idea brought to life in a fantastic way.
Site of London based More and More a motion and design studio. Reel upfront followed by case study thumbnails all with nice looping motion so in a full scrolls you get the picture of what they do. Click into a project and you get a case study with lovely detailed moments of the design / motion work. Love the way you can zoom into a project, click and drag to cycle through the work and scroll to go back to previous screen – very simple and elegant mechanic. Lovely work, great site.
One of the nicest portfolio sites i’ve seen for a long time – Art Director / Designer based in France – Lionel Durimel. Love the homescreen – on rollover the specific project thumbnail slides in and the background fades to a complimentary colour. Enter a project and explore the details – love the absolute elegant simplicity – inline animations / video – details and full layouts. When you have reached the end of the case study the next one sides in from right and the next patch of project details appears. The minimal design and layout is lifted by the addition of small details – the transitions, progress bar at top, the awesome scroll effect that skews the type and images based on scroll velocity – (and the url). Fresh, modern, fantastic portfolio.
Site for design agency Bureau Cool. Super simple and fun, love the constantly scrolling background of projects that simply link out to the respective sites. Nice detail in the foreground of the rotating logo, super simple, super fun – lots of cool.
Site documenting the BMW presence at the Paris Motorshow. In depth 360 degree photospheres showing the range of BMW cars – love that you can jump inside the cars and see the cockpit view. Sweet transitions when looking at the details of the cars / model detail, nice way of mapping the view of the motorshow and highlight additional information. Love the 3D map of the exhibition space that allows you to jump around, loads of details and thoroughly polished experience.
Site of London based photographer Liam Ricketts. Interesting wavy fabric based header image, revealing an elegant site to explore the photographer’s folio. Love the rollover effect which isolates particular projects, but love the horizontal scrolling mechanic even more. Nicely implemented – with offset grid of images and supporting text, like how once scrolled to end the next suggestion is suggested. Refreshing, clean and modern photographers site – nice.
Site for UK & France based collective of artists and illustrators. Great collection of work – nice homepage carousel – love the dots with the circle growing around to show time between the carousel cycling. Colourful design that mirrors the colourful work – transitions between each section and pages are fun and playful. Nice and fun body of work in a simple and easy to use wrapper.
Site of French artist Florian Monfrini. Calm and considered layout, love the floaty images and text elements that smoothly scroll down the page. Love the simplicity and elegance of the design, that lets the art pop off the page. Lots of nice subtle interaction details that elevate the simplicity of the layout.
Site documenting some of Citroen’s most iconic cars. Love the immersive app like approach – with an exploratory interface that encourages deep dives into the content. Lots of great content, sounds of the cars starting, brochures, posters, photography and specs. Nice use of 360 renders – from both the exterior and the interior. A lovingly crafted and in-depth experience that looks great and works well.