Site of Kwok, US based designer, and a personal portfolio. Love the personality dotted all around this site, from the playful dot to dot represenation of distance from my ip to where he’s based, through to a guestbook where visitors leave their messages, it’s like going back to the fun websites of yesteryear. Lovely design and nice mix of type and languages, particularly like the transition from project thumbs to the detail page. Super cool and super fresh.
A collaborative interactive story writing experience. “BOOOK.LAND is a space for collaborative storytelling, bringing the online world together to write a novel. The digital platform allows participants to take part in a live novel anywhere, anytime. By continuing the story where it was left off and illustrating it as it’s being written, participants are able to collaborate with the rest of the world. The final novels are unconventional, unexpected pieces born from a clash of digital and print worlds.” Incredible idea, nicely crafted and inspirational for the digital medium.
Site of freelance stylist based in Paris. Elegant site full of fashion photography highlighting the range of styling from Julie Cristobal. Love the colour transitions when interacting with the thumbnails and the seamless transitions when diving into the project details. Love the colour palette and light, fluid experience throughout.
Playful site of Art Director & Designer Sandra Autukaite based in London. Love the old school nod to the cursor animation, and the engaging and playful way of viewing work – click and random artefacts start appearing on the canvas. Really simple, stripped back experience that gets across the breadth of the folio.
Interactive documentary about what it’s like to exist while black. A range of stories from people describing discrimination in everyday existence – shopping, driving, parenting. A bold type driven experience, full of heart wrenching stories, told through the eyes of those who are victim of everyday discrimination.
Site of French Art Director and designer Gilles Tossoukpé. Bold type driven folio, minimal layout to allow the work to speak and seamless transitions between projects. Modern and clean aesthetic with a mix of imagery and motion.
Site of Swiss born artist, photographer and director, with a focus on luxury brands. Lovely minimal folio, stripped back to the essentials – love the homescreen where scrolling down either side reveals a floating stream of imagery. Nice seamless transitions into the detail pages – elegant and fluid.
Site of French Art Director Louis Ansa. Nice range of project wrapped up in a slick and stylish folio site. Bold type, bold icons, lots of transitions and animations really make this site feel alive and fresh. Love the transitions from the project thumbnails to the detail, great attention to detail throughout.
Site of Danish fashion label. Featuring the latest range of clothing, look books, social media, together in an offset grid layout. Love the colour palette and the way the accents transition between sections to compliment the photography. Lots of nice details and attention to detail throughout, beautifully crafted and realised site.
Site of Emergence magazine a quarterly online publication with an annual printed edition with stories that explore the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. Beautifully crafted articles and innovate interactive pieces that draw you in engage with you. Love the art direction of the site – lovely large type and nice photography throughout.
In Amsterdam they dredged the Rokin canal and uncovered a wealth of objects dating back from 1349. Each object uniformly photographed and documented – fascinating reveal of thousands of objects documenting human history in the city. Incredible overview of all of these items all in the same style. Love the minimal design and elegant site that lets you explore each item. Fantastic project beautifully realised.
Interactive documentary about ethics in design. “Every day we use objects, services and applications designed by all kinds of designers. But does this mean that everything a designer conceives is done in our interest? Some interfaces are designed to get all of our attention and some products are designed to die prematurely.” This documentary aims to cover some of the interesting topics in design in a thoughtful and innovative way. Love the use of the pane mechanic to dynamically resize the windows.