Visually arresting infographics and the parallax effect cleverly provide a soft-sell marketing pitch for collaboration software—and document all the ways in which we waste time at work. (As if we didn’t already know!)
You’ve heard of pop-up stores. This pop-up website for an “intergalactic” portfolio review sponsored by Behance, sends you through virtual galaxies to learn about the event.
The site was produced by Scott Simpson, Roberto Nickson, and Mike O’Brien, with assists from Zach Goodwin and Sarah Sugarman. Read about the development at Behance.
Designer Caleb Heisey, aka Patch Co., has designed patches for every one of the 120 state parks in Pennsylvania, “in hopes that it would inspire both residents of PA and out-of-staters to visit parks and fall in love with the outdoors all over again.” This is a sample. Love the retro feel, color palettes, and iconography.
The website for Acumen was designed and built by Briteweb. And believe it or not, it’s done in Wordpress. Spend some time in a web inspector to appreciate the beauty, chops, and web standards at play.
Design firm johnson banks’ calls the new identity system it designed for Acumen an “active identity.” What’s interesting is using the logo to communicate the organization’s manifesto. The “A”, like the work to end poverty, is unfinished. Johnson banks also did an active identity for the Cystic Fibrosis Fund. Brand New does a nice post dissecting Acumen, and you can see the work at johnson banks.
The new business cards and identity system for Studio Moross are an explosion of color and variety, and clearly establish the firm’s personality.
A map by Xiaoji Chen is one of several different ways to map America, in this case, by visualizing phone call patterns across states. It comes from Robert Krulwich’s Krulwich Wonders on NPR.
Another stunning website from Second Story Interactive, which shows what can happen when content design and user experience is deeply examined and then integrated into a responsive design. Visitors can explore a multitude of issues facing North Carolina, examine accessible datasets, and share and hear voices of Carolinians. Wow.
Colorful, minimalist postcards featuring well-known cultural icons, from Barcelona-based design studio Forma & Co.