Beautiful experience “The Atlas of Moons” that offers an immersive and fascinating glimpse of the moons orbiting the planets in our solar system. The editorial experience parallels that of their magazines and reminds me of the fascinating book ‘Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will’. Love the use of 3D here to offer a draggable ‘map’ of each of the major moons, but to also highlight the orbit of the planets and moons. The level of detail is incredible – love the ability to map states in the US to see and relate the scale.
Playful celebration site of US agency Zero. Love the bold type set against inverted white on black styling, with parallax effect on the photography and type. Love the fun cursor replacement to explore the imagery. Lots of personality weaved into a fresh modern experience with an amazing feel of depth.
Beautiful 3D comic book celebrating the beginning of 2019. Told through the eyes of a nomadic tribe leaving their island, small delightful interactive 3D scenes encourage interactivity. Detailed and well crafted, love all the delightful interactive vignettes.
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.
Immersive cinematic interactive 3D music video! From 21 Pilots in collaboration with Spotify, beautifully crafted site taking you through the key track. Love the flow from the city, to wind swept panoramas, layers of meaning added as you explore the scenes. Love this kind of exploratory creative work.
Interactive 3D documentary of the making of this new album from T.I. Love this super creative approach to story telling, with an interactive 3D world you explore and hear descriptions of stages in life. Beautifully crafted and brilliantly executed piece of modern story telling.
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.
Interactive documentary chronicling the testing of nuclear weapons. Fascinating combination of first person simulated VR / 3D videos, first hand testimonies, and history as told by those who were there. Beautifully crafted experience that really takes you there, and gives a multimedia overview of the history of these world ending weapons.
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.
Site of ESPNs 10th Body issue – celebrating the physical prowess of male and female athletes. Beautifully designed with bold type and strong photography, great transitions between the homepage and profiles, and lots of subtle animations on each page.
Created by Stink Studios (@stinkstudios).
Site of photographer Sara Mandi and her collection of fashion and luxury photography. Lovely homepage showing a large type driven menu which on rollover reveal thumbnails from the project below, love that the horizontal axis shows other imagery. Nice seamless transitions to the project detail pages, clean aesthetic and nice typography throughout site.
Fun multi-player drawing game, where quick doodles are turned into 3D objects placed into a co-created 3D world. Created for Google’s i/o 2018 in Mountain View as the fun follow up to the Paper planes from the previous i/o. First of all the doodle recognition to a range of objects is great, and love the lively and fresh transformation to the 3D shape. Once created your doodle goes into the co-created world for you to explore in a rich 3D world.
Interactive and annotated discography of Prince from the Prince Estate. Showing all the major releases, collaborations, recordings from Prince, each with an annotated history. Really simple and minimal layout that allows you to focus on the music and info – love all the small details such as the cursor replacement, minimal menu thats simply a purple dot that is attracted to cursor movement. Love the large type driven layouts and the personality dotted throughout.