I think you can always tell when a designer comes from Brazil. The way you can tell is that they’re so bloody brilliant with colour and they’re not afraid to go overboard. Just check out Adhemas Batista, have a scroll down the website (which won an fwa) and you just can’t help getting a smile on your face. I love his tagline too “I’m selling colors” is very fitting!
If you’re looking for inspiration on how to present your portfolio then pop by Norwegian do Grandpeople. They have recently redone their website and it sure it looking mighty fine! I love how it varies from project to project and how each project kinda has it’s own room. Grand indeed!
See it with your own eyes:
I’ve featured IAAH before but since then Nessim Higson has updated with LOADS of great stuff. OK, the website takes a bit of getting used to (for a stupid blonde anyway) but there’s so much new great stuff that I totally forgive him.
Have a look:
I recently came across a cool little animation by dutch agency KesselsKramer and went straight to their website to see more. I must say I was completely speechless upon entering their site as I had somehow ended up on a site for western hats. So I checked the link again and this time ended up on a site with lots of beards. That’s when I got it, and it totally cracked me up. I think I can safely say that their website is the worst I have ever seen, but also one of the funniest. What amazes me is the amount of work that has gone into making these horrible sites. I don’t know how they ever get any clients, but at the same time I am TOTALLY lovin’ it! I wonder if anyone smoked a biiiiiit too much Amsterdam weed. Hit refresh a few times and see what you hit. You will be equally amazed by their office in a former church.
See more eyesores:
Watch their animation for dutch tele show Het Klokhuis:
So I kinda took the piss about the Valentine’s chocolates, but that was before I saw how deadly serious the Japanese are about the chocolate giving. Every respectful department store had cleared their bottom floor and filled it with high end chocolatiers. Mostly from Europe, even Danish Morten Heiberg was there. If I was a packaging designer I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven, as it was I just spent about an hour of each day in department stores looking at chocolates (luckily my boyfriend is a designer too, and quite patient with me!).
I was especially impressed with Pierre Marcolini and Debailleul, two quite different styles. I was also very impressed when I visitted Pierre Marcolini’s website upon arrival home. A fantastic example of how to present something in a delicious and aesthetic way. Also a great example that webcomposition doesn’t have to be all boxed up.
Visit Pierre Marcolini.
OK I’m back from a great trip to Japan. My back is litteraly aching from all the good stuff I was carrying home. So I figured I’d share a few Japan related things with you and first up is an ad I saw while standing on an overcrowded train going back to the hotel in Shinjuku after a busy day.
Panasonic made quite a cool website and ads for their new range and I love how the CMYK colourrange is so effectful.
Visit the site (in Japanese):
I was recently pointed in the direction of Wrangler Blue Bell’s recent campaign site. I haven’t seen video integrated like this before and I think it makes for a quite fun navigation. You should really go and try it out. Hint: there’s definitely something for the girls!
Visit Wrangler Blue Bell.
Nicholas Felton who is the designer behind loads of wacky annual reports (check earlier post) is also involved in a project called Daytum. Daytum is a website where you can set up your own info graphic about anything you like and have Daytum spit it out in lovely typography and simply coloured piecharts. It’s great for neurotic designer types like myself. You should also pop round to Feltron’s and have a look at the 2008 report.
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If you’re a big business and you need a fantastic website done then Danish digital designer Jakob Kahlen is the go to guy. After ten years plus experience and having worked with heavyweights like IKEA, Magnum, Carlsberg and Missoni he knows the ropes. Jakob has just launched his new website and it’s well worth visiting as well as a testiment to how much you can do with a WordPress theme and a great programmer.
I’ve told you about Forsman & Bodenfors before. They’ve done numerous awardwinning ads for IKEA and here’s the newest addition to the family. I wonder if an art director saw the ABC book video (I shared it with you while back) and thought “Hmmmmm I wonder if we can use that in some way…”. Either way it is a really cool execution of the idea. Incidently my own IKEA kitchen is coming along :-)
See the video on FB’s website.
Maybe inspired by Marion Bataille’s book…