Nov 24, 2017



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The Tap Project

The Tap ProjectAs mega software drink companies make millions off bottling spring water for the "health conscious" masses, on March 22nd, participating restaurants in New York City will draw attention to the less fortunate, and invites patrons to donate just $1 for the tap water they usually enjoy for free (for those who may not know, NYC has some of the cleanest tap water in the country, and the world). All monies raised will help UNICEF provide safe drinking water to children around the world. And non-New Yorkers can donate too through this site. So drink up on World Water Day.... More

The Tap Project

Rusta Media

Rusta MediaIn order to sell airtime on SABC channels leading up to the Cricket World Cup Show, media planners are shown the shocking media options they'll get stuck with if they don't book with the SABC. In this brilliant illustrated collage design of a non-existent Caribbean media company's website, media buyers explore the dodgiest media solutions ever, reinforcing the need to book with the national broadcaster before they run out of options. Touting everything from branded coconuts, bongs, to spray-painted goats and fishing boat billboards (locations cannot be confirmed)—the results of this hilarious campaign exceeded sales target by over 250% – with 40% more hits than targeted on launch day and an average of over 1400 hits per month (from a maximum pool of only 750 media planners). Outstanding, functional, funny and also a beautifully illustrated collage design. And don't forget to check the Terms & Conditions.... More

Rusta Media


Valspar

ValsparGet inspired in this one-of-kind site, where we finally see an appropriate use of the ability to use XML with CSS to rotate random color palettes... and for whom better than this large global paints and coatings firm? Mainly driven by large scenic photography, each page brings a different coordinated color scheme... But some photos allow you to interact and alter the colors in the photo itself by picking from pre-made palettes—which you can then add to a shopping list. Impressive, beautiful and relaxing exploration in a very clean design shell.... More

Also posted under extra experimental, standards based web design.

Valspar

alta bikes

alta bikesA great sales tool for alta fixed-gear bikes, with a very nice yarn. Hilarious photo illustrations in a very short, sweet, and funny presentation... and besides the bikes are just sharp. The 'Thread behind the bike is that it's a joint project beween graphic designers (Bleed), furniture designers (Norway Says), product designers (Frost Produkt) and advertisers (Shnel&Melnychuck). Perfect.... More

Also posted under industrial design & autos, sports design.

alta bikes


Birmingham Black History

Birmingham Black HistorySet up to promote events during Birmingham's Black History Month celebrations, find out about Birmingham's Black past, which has contributed to Birmingham's present and future. As quoted from an Afrikan proverb: "A people without a history are like a tree without roots". And these roots (the site) has plenty of color (literally) in a nice, clean presentation.... More

Birmingham Black History

Doritos | Snack Strong

Doritos | Snack StrongWith a bit of nacho-on-tongue-in-cheek showmanship, Doritos beings us into their immersive virtual 3D hollywood production set, which doubles as a slighty apocalyptic-hued fantasy secret lab. Again, the detail in these animations is certainly beyond the scope of reasonable spending, but the results are really impressive. There is more than enough eye-candy to go around—down to the randomness programmed into little ant-like people on the ground... and it's only 2/5 complete as three more sections are due to be released in the near future. As a big childhood fan of original Doritos, I'm personally not sure why they need 15 new flavors, but evidently these guys have more time on their hands than you can shake a spice rack at.... More

Also posted under animation & game design.

Doritos | Snack Strong


Nestea Ice

Nestea IceFeaturing funny animated clip-art, flourishes and purely mystical landscapes, the immersive Nestea Ice site comes off as a funky cross falling somewhere between Monthy Python and an animated version of the North Pole on Zoloft. Currently hosted live only on Juxt's site, this fantasy world of Nestea Ice hopefully lives on—it's a perfect case-study of a dream design for any illustration and interactive Flash animation team.... More

Also posted under Flash, animation & game design.

Nestea Ice

Rexona | Action City

Rexona | Action CityAlthough we've all seen 3D immersive sites before, some of the newest breed take it to an uncommonly high level of detail. Take for example the Rexona (also know as Degree deodorant in the U.S.) "Action City" site, which takes its cue from a very popular stunt man TV commercial produced in 2006. It has 3D graphics rivaling next-generation video games, but due to the medium, contains only 1% of the actual full-environmental funtionality—which truthfully, given the medium, is quite an accomplishment. That being said, don't miss the mini-game and the many little hidden clickables. Overall, an A+ for gratuitous graphics.... More

Also posted under animation & game design.

Rexona | Action City


The Creative Mind

Adobe - The Creative MindIt's been a little while since we've seen a hot Adobe web advertisement like this... The visually eye-blowing site features the work of several design studios and image makers, spread across a universe of three exquisitely rendered, illustrated, and animated planets. The result is a free-flowing, interactive animated experience that shows off the new capabilities of Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 within the abstract framework of a designer's mental universe. Not to be missed.... More

Also posted under Flash, extra experimental.

Adobe - The Creative Mind

The Enchanted Office

The Enchanted OfficeMicrosoft strikes our pages again with some imaginative advertising for their new Microsoft Office 2007 rollout. This web advert takes the form of a ten page illustrated fairy tale comic book that features a fairy tale princess CEO who saves her woodland empire through the wonders of Office’s newly redesigned interface. Kudos for Microsoft for breaking out of the usual boundries of creativity in promoting software products.... More

The Enchanted Office


Center for Digital Amnesia

Center for Digital AmnesiaWhat do you get when you a real Microsoft product with a fake disease? The Center for Digital Amnesia Awareness! Featuring Colby Chester (you might recognize him as the Bad Guy from Dukes of Hazard, Episode #4) and a lemur in a ballet leotard. This real online ad for Microsoft Home Servers makes you take a second look - it's certainly not the usual line-up of dry corporate facts and photos, but rather a video and actor driven, tongue-in-cheek parody of advertising. Corny? Yes! Effective? Absolutely.... More

Center for Digital Amnesia

The Coke side of life

The Coke side of lifeCollaborating with a number of ad agencies, this online adaptaion of a Coca-Cola campaign is flooded with rich graphics and visual goodies - essentially an animated world where you can download all manner of online knick-knacks, explore fan-sites, play games, and discover tons of cross-promotions. While we feel somewhat dubious as to the true usefulness of a site like this, as a pure artistic splash of animated exploration, its certainly a treat for the eyes. All text and copy in German.... More

The Coke side of life


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