360 Snap

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360 Snap

Nice idea for Vidal Sassoon in Japan, a booth that takes 360 degree photos of people has been setup for a new promotion. This has resulted in a nice set of photographs which can be seen in this interactive gallery. Each photo can be enlarged and there are some nice results that provide a quirky slow motion experience. Would have been really cool to be able to rotate each picture!

Made by Imaginative Inc.

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TERM’IT

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Term’it

Interesting site for Russian clothing brand Term’it. The explorable interface has 3 main levels, where you can zoom in, rotate and pan around to see the clothing amongst other things. Technically it well accomplished, and works well – the rotation and zooming is smooth and feels good to use. Nice attention to detail and intelligent loading of sections means it all provides a good user experience. I like the thumbnails of the clothing and the playful way they are displayed.

Made by PARK Studio.

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Joshua Sterns

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Joshua Sterns

Photography portfolio of Joshua Sterns. Nice way of viewing & scrolling the images – in that the thumbs are displayed vertically, scrolling up and down by moving the mouse, it fits to screen size too. Also really nice way of filtering the images, i.e. portrait, etc – all the images shuffle around to display the criteria. Images can be clicked to view the full size – and are even deeplinked in the Flash. Very accomplished and well made photographers portfolio – nice!

Created by Zero Style.

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Spectra

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Spectra

Very interesting way of presenting news, Spectra ‘visual newsreader’ for msnbc. You selected the channels to view, which then appear in a rotating ‘cloud’ of news items. The news items can be explored, saved, or you can click through to the full story. Your 3D view of the items can be changed and even interacted with a connected webcam – which is fantastic – as it works on the premise of colour. Each channel of news is a different colour i.e. blue for entertainment, hold up something blue to the camera and blue items will appear. What I really like is the attention to detail and the host of options and customisation available, your choices are saved, you can search – etc. Its a really nice concept and its always great to see new ways of presenting data in an interesting way. 

Created by Fluid and SSK.

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Louis Vuitton Journeys

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Louis Vuitton Journeys

Website promoting the ‘jouneys’ campaign for Louis Vuitton. A very nice experiential site, with various people describing and painting a picture of their favourite cities for example London by Keith Richards. In each of the ‘journeys’ you experience images, videos, and sound from the various cities. It is a nice concept well executed – it is interesting to see ‘famous’ people give insight into their feelings about these places. With lots of nice little touches and details together it all provides a fairly cinematic montage of these amazing cities and inspires feelings to create your own ‘journey’.

Created by Ogilvy Interactive Paris.

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Leslie Low

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Leslie Low

Website of Singapore based singer/songwriter Leslie Low. Explore an environment inspired by the music which acts as a backdrop and soundtrack to the visual fly through. Lots of layers that affect the scenes through different blending modes and provide a very visually interesting experience. Talking about ‘experiential’ sites, this is a nice example, nice attention to detail and I like the ‘about’ section (leslie low button) where the artist talks through his history and inspiration – which all overlays the background.

Overall the site provides a calming diversion that makes you want to explore all aspects of the site and provides a nice insight into the artist.

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DVEIN

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Dvein

DVEIN – an art direction, motion & interactive studio. This is their site, using a nice navigational concept whereby the work is displayed via a rotating stack of images and videos. I like the way the work is presented and just the general ‘to the point’ approach adopted, clean and stylish it shows their best work well. There are some really great pieces of work too – I remember seeing the tocame work before and being very impressed. Check it out…

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Audi RS 6

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Audi RS 6

Another great Papervision site, this time promoting the Audi RS 6. Well, Papervision again used for great effect, this site shows how you can convert nice concepts into reality. The individual boxes react to the soundtrack and also act as a mask for a video. They also move along paths in 3d space to make up the interface, all very slick. Really like the attention to detail regarding the overall almost cinematic experience.

From the same guys who brought us ‘Rhythm Of Lines’, Good Technology.

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Le Coq Sportif – Media Browser

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Le Coq Sportif - Media Browser

Nicely conceived site of adverts and so on for sports brand Le Coq Sportif. You can explore the various ads and other videos and media over the years by searching, scrolling around, or setting crieria. Well laid out and structured, its interesting to use and functional. I like the way the grid system works and particularly the vertical scrolling – nice idea.

Made by Uzik.

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Gudrun & Gudrun

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gudrun

Very nice website for fashion label Gudrun & Gudrun based on the Faroe Islands. Not ground breaking – but really nice transitions and style. I particularly like the way you zoom in on a thumbnail, where the interface zooms with you. Clumsy way of zooming in on a particular image – but the concept is nice.

Created by Hello Monday.

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Elastic Mind

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Design & Elastic Mind

Extensive collection of artwork from MoMA’s Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition with some 240 pieces. With such a mission to display this amount of work, a well conceived and executed navigation system has been produced. Each item is interlinked with varying categories and more detail can be seen. With such complexity the site is easy to use, and totally intuitive. The work in the site is amazing too, a really great website.

Created by the legendary tha ltd.

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In an ABSOLUT World

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In an ABSOLUT World

Another great Absolut microsite, promoting the visions of ‘an Absolut world’. Each vision can be opened up – the box unfolds -and shows a 3D animated vision. It provides a really nice user experience, and you can even upload your own. Really like the way the boxes open and reveal their contents – really cool. Lots more info here.

Created by Greatworks with the help of Papervision creator Carlos Ulloa.

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The Vacuum Design

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The Vacuum Design

Really cool website for The Vacuum Design. You float around their portfolio in 3D, demonstrating their style of work. There are some really great sites and motion design showcased here. A great 3D website where the form really adds to the design – nice concept and nice design.

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Red Bull – Flugtag Flight Lab

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Redbull - Flugtag Flight Lab

Wow, incredible site for Red Bull promoting the Flugtag – an international event where people create flying contraptions and run off a large ramp into a lake! This is the interactive equivalent. You can design your own plane, edit other peoples, or use templates – you can paint it, choose what material the parts are made of and so on. You then enter the flying arena where you take your design to the skies and perform tricks and try and get a high score.

The attention to detail is incredible, created by Less Rain, as they write in their blog: “Flight Lab gives you the real thing: It’s a 6DOF (degrees of freedom) flight simulator modeled by a physics engine in 3D using rigid body dynamics. Real airplane wings can be described by specific lift and drag coefficients, depending on how quickly and from which angle the air flows over a wing section. That’s what Flight Lab does.” Some great ‘making ofs’ can be found on their blog, part 1, part 2. Just a really amazing, ground breaking site, made in Papervision that really couples great design, usability and latest technology. I love the art direction and the concept has been well thought out and executed, really impressive!

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