Nov 20, 2017



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Volkswagen

Volkswagen of AmericaWelcome to the masterful branding that is the Volkswagon auto site... from end to end, title to widget, hype to reality and rubber to chrome, every nook and cranny of this car site is meticulously polished and in line with the new "V-dub" branding. The only comparable web site we can think of which is so seamlessly intergrated is Apple's—which also builds upon the strong use of white, (occasional black) and bold, full-screen presentations. Screen after screen there are beautiful layouts and great car photos to behold... but functionally, there are some real wonders in here too; 3D-on-the-fly-rendering of videos, the widget/dashboard nav, build and crash your own car, or take one of the VW rides into the Compare-o-tron. What can we say—after three days exploring this site, we are still finding it increasingly impressive.... More

Volkswagen of America

the greencurve + alittlebettergasstation

the greencurve + alittlebettergasstation.comThis posting is actually two sites by BP—two sites which share the same branding, color scheme and purpose; to indroduce us to "greener" ways we can live our lives in conjuntion with gasoline usage. BP is savvy when it comes to grasping the idea of environmental impact, and has used it extensively in crafting their brand. In site one, (thegreencurve.com - see main link) we learn how well we are doing personally on the "greencurve" of environmental impact. In site two, alittlebettergasstation.com, we explore some new forward-thinking industrial design by BP in the form of their futuristic and eco-friendly gas station. This page contains a stand-alone Flash piece that uses animated, "cartoony" characters reminicent of very early TV ads for gas stations with a dash of Looney Tunes thrown in. Hopefully, this kind of thinking, and eco-friendly branding becomes more of a trend moving into the future.... More

Also posted under green design.

the greencurve + alittlebettergasstation.com


Test Drive Unlimited

Test Drive UnlimitedIn a continuing sign of the explosion of video gaming to come, Atari rises from the ashes to release a first-of-its-kind Massivly Multiplayer Online racing game for the XBOX360 platform. Test Drive Unlimited is the signature release for the 360 (much as Halo was for the first generation XBOX) which is virtually set on 1000 miles of 3D roads on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Test Drive brings many unprecedented online features to the racing genre and is the first title to fully showcase the true power of the new triple-processor system. If you haven't been keeping up with video games since the days of Spy Hunter then you'll be astounded by the graphics available for home systems which undoubtedly rival the realism of 3D created for blockbuster animation movies. We're very happy that Atari has released a slick, flashy site that describes all of the features, and provides fresh... More

Also posted under animation & game design, promotional design, sports design.

Test Drive Unlimited

Tansu

Tansu Yacht DesignForget for a moment – websites, posters, fashion, electronics, and furniture... here is an outstanding design firm that specilizes in shipbuilding... yachts to be exact! And what yachts they are – we just can't get enough of the design of these unique vessels. Some of them look like PT-boats, updated with a modern twist. The larger yachts have this sophiticated, military line to them, almost like mini naval cruisers. But that's just the exteriors... Tansu takes their vast experience in product and interior design, and pours it into an thoroughly obsessive attention to detail, styling and architecture that raises the entire boating experience to a higher plane of expression and usability—inside and out. Living at the crossroads of so many design disciplines, while crafting such beautiful, usable crafts is really just unfair. Damn right, we're straight-up jealous! All that, and a great Flash site too.... More

Also posted under Flash, art & architecture sites, sports design.

Tansu Yacht Design


Spavia

SpaviaEvery once in a while, we come across a site or portfolio that truly breaks new ground in interaction and interface design... Of course, you don't need to read any farther to know what you can only experience by visiting the site. But let's just fill in the blanks; This is an art and industrial design portfolio website for the works of a creative duo from Hungary. Spavia (both sections) contains artworks and projects in ceramics and porcelain, silicate design products, paintings, photograms and photography. Kudos go out to these two who have obviously contemplated the medium (Flash) and made their portfolio very easy to use and understand, while also developing a highly original creation. (Added HINT: Use intuitive keyboard buttons to "walk" through instead of clicking.)... More

Also posted under art & architecture sites, fashion, clothes & photos.

Spavia

Saab

SaabSaab A clean and picturesque place for cruising through the simplicity of Saab's automotive wonders. Saab is a delicate and finely balanced corporate site. The light balance and subtle shades of colors hints at elegance and craftmanship while the precisely positioned shots and close-ups speak more to the underlying power of engineering coming from the twofold craftsmen of jet planes and automobiles. Overall, a simple and classic site that also provides multiple language support without sacrificing design. The site was redesigned recently, but it did not loose any of it's beauty and even gained some usability features in the process.... More

Saab


Porter Teleo

Porter TeleoHummingbirds, asymmetrical berries and mathematical rain are just a few of designs you'll find in this beautiful site for a custom wallpaper design studio. Why frame your art when you can have it as a repeating pattern all over your walls? Porter Teleo puts the art back into wallpaper by using very minimal concepts - a type of Japanese sensibility - and abstract shapes incorporated into harmonious color schemes. And the site, designed by Shawn Sanem Art & Design, brings out all the beauty of the art inside by allowing it to take center stage. It's a perfect harmony of art, product and online visibility vehicle.... More

Also posted under fashion, clothes & photos.

Porter Teleo

Philips Dynamic Lighting

Philips Dynamic LightingHere's an interesting site (we missed) that launched back in 2005... Remote controlled, dynamic lighting—an advanced lighting solution that brings the rythmic fluctuations of daylight into the working environment. Dynamic Lighting is something you install into your home or office that alternates between blends of cool and warm light to create a stimulating (or soothing) ambience, based upon the time of day, or your own preferences. It's a really interesting technology, and this clean, sky-tones-on-white website has all the right demos and diagrams to communicate the concept with the utmost clarity.... More

Also posted under promotional design.

Philips Dynamic Lighting


Meubelen Van Aerde

Meubelen Van AerdeWe've always been big fans of wood textures in websites – and even more so when it compliments the subject matter. In this case, the site is for a Belgian furniture design company. And like the furniture itself, the site uses classic grid-based design—pure simplicity with wood texture backgrounds.... More

Meubelen Van Aerde

Mazda6

Much like the Adidas a3 campaign, (linked here a few weeks ago) this Mazda6 campaign tries to take it to that next level of adding dimention and "shazamm" to a Flash site. Not sure if it shazamm'd me, but it's always nice touch to have some depth to a page.... More

Mazda6


Maybach Manufaktur

Maybach ManufakturHeralded as one of the world's most luxurious sedans, Maybach Manufaktur is a lineage of traditional craftsman who create an exclusive class of hand-finished saloon style automobile. From bumper to bumper, interior to exterior, the Maybach sedan exudes beauty, refinement and sophistication. Therefore it only makes sense that their online presence is in a class far above and beyond any other automotive web sites. On their site, you can bask in the the rich heritage dating back to the late 1890's and follow the history of the Maybach founders to the present day, as a part of DaimlerChrysler Works. Crafted in alluring beige and brown tones, the site truly exemplifies the magical aura of the Maybach Manufactur line of high-end sedans. Certainly, best of breed for the category.... More

Maybach Manufaktur

Kia Rondoism

Kia RondoismEven if the Rondo is not a true "green" car, this design for the Kia Rondo site is very eco-friendly and happy—it is actually a mid-sized hybrid SUV with the fuel efficiency of a sedan... but it does not use any alternative fuels. And the bright copy and fictional marketing words like "giddyupidness" and "cabinocity" remind us a little bit of the Tour De France branding on TV in 2006: "The Cyclism". None of this is necessarily a bad thing! It's "enlightening" that car companies are beginning to base some of their marketing around eco-friendly appearing designs... it's just not truly eco-friendly until it's not creating pollution at all. But we loved the soft rainbow colors, and the happy marketing copy. We also liked the idea of small puzzle-based mini-games, enforcing the concept of a car for "smart" people. It maybe a bit too cheery for us, personally, but for... More

Kia Rondoism


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