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 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 documenting the earthquake damaged temples of Bagan in full 3D and LiDAR visualisations. Beautifully crafted experience taking you on a journey through these stunning temples. Love the interactive documentary approach, with voice over and storyline bringing out the history and acting like virtual tour guide.
Site of photographer Giovanna Silva and travel photography from across the world. Love the minimal home screen which leads into immersive galleries of imagery, tap to proceed to leave a tapestry of photography. Very simple and interesting way of presenting a body of work.
Created by Display.
Fun branding site highlighting Air France’s seasonal playlist “a nod to our favourite Frenchies (Phoenix, Malik Djoudi or Postaal), as well as an opportunity to share our current top picks from around the world”. Love all the Material-esque transitions and animations that seamlessly move from section to section. Beautifully designed experience, love the sound reactive backdrops when you are playing a track. Fun way of extending the Air France brand into a music and digital design space.
Nice experience that documents the creators road trip through the US through Google’s Streetview. Cleverly stitching together Streetview images, applying stylistic accents, calculating distance and so on. Nice crafted and interesting way of documenting a journey.
Created by Lionel Tardy.
Site for the reimagining of the Orient Express brand and offerings. Featuring full screen video and lots of white space to provide a premium aesthetic of the rebranded old school travel by rail offering. They focus on the materials and experience the railway offers and the locations along the way. Nice transitions make it feel like a polished experience.
Lovely site promoting 100 years of the American National Parks System. Choosing five of the hardest to access National Parks, Google brings an immersive exploration of these parks guided by the rangers that work there every day. You can explore a crevasse, fly with thousands of bats, soar over an active volcano, dive through shipwrecks – many shot with 360 video/audio. Each location has a few interactive moments, like scrubbing through time to see glacier melt. High production values, and a beautiful and immersive experience taking you to these iconic National Parks.
Site for new snowboarding film release ‘The Fourth Phase’. Featuring a beautiful homepage, that shows locations mapped to 3D scenes that your mouse can pan around, set alongside some moody music – creates an epic scene. Nice design details and interactive moments – all wrapped up in a modern and clean design.
Site documenting various people who live in Tokyo, their lives, and their tips & recommendations for the city. In their own words “a community driven initiative that seeks to establish the modern Tokyojin. We aim to authentically and organically capture, document, and communicate Tokyo’s unique urban culture through the insight and experience of the very people that shape it while redefining what it means to call Tokyo home.” Interesting form of storytelling through in depth journeys. Lovely photography and design, love the blend of inline video and sprinkles of Google Maps that bring the stories to life. Nice transitions and art direction tie it all together to create a compelling experience.
Created by Monopo.
Lovely photo journalism piece documenting six visual journeys in Nigeria, Black Sea, Tokyo, Venezuela, Istanbul, and Italy. Lovely full bleed imagery and video mixed with simple introductions and background to each story. Simple and elegant – really nice bit of interactive storytelling.
Lovely photography site with the interesting idea of having two photographers shooting at the same time over 12 hours in two different places in the world. The results are wrapped up in a beautifully designed and executed site full of nice details. At it’s heart is beautiful photography – love the dynamic time stamp and the juxtaposition of the photos – love the slices which transition into one another. All so elegant and simple, and these small interactions are what really brings it to life.
Norwegian Telethon campaign to help save the rainforest and raise money for forests in Peru, Brazil, DR Congo and New Guinea. Lovely 3D execution that maps a forest with areas to explore marked with areas sponsored by donors, highlight animals and stories to explore. Love the panoramas of the locations such as riverbanks, villages, trails and so on. Short videos and imagery can be explored from this view – all explaining the balance between natives, nature, and the impact modern life is having. Lots of nice transitions and animations, nicely designed layout and well integrated 3D complete the site.
Branding site for ANA Japanese airline that allows you to visualise your LinkedIn connections and their locations across the world – alongside the routes ANA flies. Love the 3D implementation here, the globe and routes visualised in a really nice way – love the way you zoom into a city and see all of your connections floating around. Nice dashboard features too summarising your connections and LinkedIn profile – lots of nice infographics and attention to detail. It looks great and is well crafted with a host of nice animations, transitions and effects.