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.
Site of Montreal based luxury luggage brand who creates custom made bags. Full of energy and classyness, lovely seamless transitions between the sections of the site, this site oozes style. Love all the dynamic elements that never feels overwhelming, and lots of elegant touches to elevate the design.
Site featuring an infamous stretch of road called Roxham, home to a border crossing into Canada. Photographer Michel Huneault captured various stories of the people looking for asylum crossing from the US, all presented in web VR and 3D. Really interesting approach to story telling, mixing audio, interviews, photography and 3D space.
Site of Montreal based film production agency Film Truck. Bold type driven design, with the videos sitting as the background elements. Nice touches throughout, such as the colour transitions also love the seamless transitions between the various sections of the site, nicely animated and implemented with a modern + fresh design.