AUDI R8

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audi r8

Site promoting the new Audi R8 for the UK market, from the perspective of 12 ‘chapters’ explaining the intricacies of the car. There are some really nice transitions and touches that liven it up a lot, nothing ground breaking just a nice example of a car microsite and an interesting use of navigation.

Developed by Good Technology.

Website here…

UNIQLO – Grid

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UNIQLO Grid

Another cool UNIQLO website, this time in the guise of a grid ‘game’. I say game lightly as its more like a kind of interactive experiment with up the 50 people from all over the world interacting with cubes in a virtual space. You can create cubes, rotate them, divide them, move them and so on, everyone can edit your cubes and vice versa. It provides an interesting irreverant website, with cool sounds and great interactivity.

Created by the legend that is Yugo Nakamura of YUGOP.

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Gyre

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Gyre

Beautiful website, promoting a new shopping centre in Japan. Set to a piano soundtrack sentances are formed in different patterns – giving an ethereal atmosphere, more akin to an art display. ‘Gyre’ means swirl, and as such the information displayed is always being updated and swirled around. This can be seen from inside the Gyre building, on your phone and on the website.

A wonderful simple idea – in terms of art direction and style – it just works really well and is a nice way to promote a concept. Created by one of my favourites tha ltd.

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Playground – Canon EOS

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Playground - Canon EOS

Amazing site – powered by Papervision 3D – again!! Promoting the new Canon EOS 400D camera.

Really lovely style of interaction – you pan around and explore 3 different scenes each with interlocking pictures which move around in a 3D environment. This has got to be my favourite example of Papervision so far, the execution is really accomplished.

Created by Mediacatalyst.

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Feel Something

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Feel Something

Very simple idea and execution demonstrating a nice concept to promote Foxtel, an Australian tv service. Short videos of people watching a selection of different tv channels set alongside a nice soundtrack. I really like its simplicity & concept – overall a nice little site.

Created by SOAP.

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RECYOU.

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recyou.

Japanese Sony Walkman promotional site, using Papervision 3D to provide an enjoyable visual and audio feast! Explore faces mapped to 3D objects that dance in time to music, see them displayed in landscapes and mapped to various different shapes. An extremely well executed and fun Flash site, its so great to see experiential sites like this, just good fun and promoting a positive image for the Sony Walkman.

Created by NON-GRID, and more specifically developed by Keita a very talented flasher.

Website here…

The Infinite Oz

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The Infinite Oz

Inspired by the classic Zoomquilt which has been around for years, ‘Infinite Oz’ is based on the SciFi Channel’s new mini series ‘Tin Man’ – a new take on the classic Oz tale. Nine artists have collaborated to make an endless journey where the viewer explores mystical scenes with ambient music and sounds. Like Zoomquilt you can control the direction of travel.

I am amazed that there hasn’t been many more examples of this style of navigation/user experience in the commercial world. I have always loved Zoomquilt, and its good to see people paying credit to its origins and getting good artists to make the scenes. A really nicely polished experiential website, created by B-Reel and Fallon.

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Nike ACG Sweetspots

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Nike ACG Sweetspots

Another great example of a site integrating Papervision 3D, this is one of the best showcases of it I have seen to date. A globe highlighting ‘sweetspots’, i.e. a cool snowboarding area, is the main navigation – very easy to manipulate & use. The attention to detail and overall design & polish is really spot on, i.e. the motion blur whilst rotating, and lovely transitions.

Created by Duke, it is an inspiring, enjoyable example of a slick, usable, and cutting edge Flash site.

Website here…

Red Bull Mediamix

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Red Bull Mediamix

Innovative Flash site providing video content in an interesting layout, really like the design and fantastic transitions. he way a mass of information is organised and displayed is really nice, with good use of rollovers and fades – its also very easy to use.

Made by Less Rain, they explain it best: “The purpose of the Mediamix is to bring media content – in particular video content – to the foreground and make existing media content more accessible through an innovative channel interface.One of the main goals has been the cross linking of all media with related content. Additionally all media items are downloadable, linkable and can be embedded on 3rd party sites with the branded Red Bull player you can see below.”

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Javier Ferrer Vidal

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Javier Ferrer Vidal

Winner of the Flashforward2007 Boston Film Festival in the Typography category – again it’s been around for a while. But it is really well executed, not just down to the typography – but also in terms of navigation and style. Using 3D esque parallax navigation it is a joy to use and at times jaw dropping. It remains simple and easy to use but also the animation and transitions are amazing.

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Anteprima

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Anteprima

Anteprima’s website for the autumn/winter range 2007. There are several nice touches – particularly the parallax style navigation – it just feels very fluid and intuitive.

Made by the famous Japanese agency FICC inc.

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Digitaria

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Digitaria

Very nice and appropriate use of Papervision 3D! A kind of parallax environment which is cool to use. The rest of the site is pretty nice too, good use of Flash for a agency portfolio website…

Website here…