Saturday, March 11, 2006
Digitalthread Version 2
Well, we finally re-launched a new design. This old site will stay live, but the new site will be the only one regularly updated. The New Digitalthread has plenty more features, a cleaner design and improved navigation. Look for a powerful new search, related site links and descriptive keywords. Plus tons of new content, re-written reviews and updated links. This re-design celebrates 10 years of Digitalthread being online!
Digitalthread 2.0.
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Westchester County's finest is none other than independent brand, motion, interactive and graphic designer Andrew Thompson. This self-proclaimed portfolio of "trendy stuff" shows us that Andrew has a solid understanding of the design game and knows where and how to kiss some serious butt. Yes... it's all in the irreverance, isn't it? As long as it sells, kids... as long as it sells! And that's why this great motion graphics designer with a BFA in design is looking for full time work? Please, someone snap him up quick.
Andrew Thompson - Atslopes.
Vingtneuf Degres
Otherwise known as 29 Degrees, this collective of artists and designers from Switzerland have a cohesive philosophy, as demostrated by their logo of interlocking hexagons forming a chain... a chain of design power! Framed in this fabulous site, and only in French, we see some great photos, but not much showing of the work they have finished. Yet, while it seems they are graffiti, industrial designers and toy designers, we actually suspect there's more print and graphic work being done here, and they've just been too busy to post it all. Well, we're curious already!
Vingtneuf Degres (Switzerland).
Friday, February 03, 2006
Cubicle Cooties
Part creative fun, part commercial endeavor and all really well constructed, Cubicle Cooties is a funny Flash mini-site about avoiding the cold and flu bug from your cubicle mates. Learn a bit about your work environment and maybe even save yourself from your next germ-induced vacation this winter.
Cubicle Cooties (US).
Monday, January 30, 2006
just for the F of it
Just another really sick animated Flash music site from our falafel-eating, funky-faced, far out friend, Todd Purgason. But this time it's different - this time the site ain't anything you've seen before. So figure out what the hell a fugly fairy really is, and even torch her with a bow and flaming arrow by a belligerent french ferret. And hey, there's cool Easter egg stuff to download, like free MP3s from some bands, and a blog by Mark Hoppus. And of course, have fun!
just for the F of it - by fuse.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
A full-service design studio, biz-R has a given us a very fresh approach on their portfolio in this classically motivated, yet very modern design. Their expertise is in identity systems, branding, print communications, and obviously their interactive design and development (though there's not much on display) is quite solid. Great overall look 'n feel. Love the teal and grey colors of the site.
biz-R (UK).
Home of the twisted films of PES, this is an amazing catalog of fantastic short films by video artist PES (and company). Mostly using everyday objects, and stop-motion "filmography" with outstanding editing, PES turns the everyday into the extraordinary. Imagination is at a premium here. Explore and be delighted!
Friday, January 20, 2006
A flamboyant Flash designer and Flash motion specialist, Piotr (Peter) Lupinski, has provided a (temporary) one page online showcase of his rather full portfolio of professional looking work. In a sense, it appears as a type of "Fibonacci spiral" timeline, although no dates are provided; just the number of days taken to complete each project. Piotr has set the bar high for any forth-coming iterations and we're sure to follow and support any new works from this artist in the future.
Flamaster2 (Poland).
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
A new chocolately portfolio is available from the illustrator and poster artist, Scott Hansen. Replete with finished wood grains and electro lounge music to chill by (by Tycho), The Visual Work is a complete package of dreamy and detailed portraits and scenes that taper off into a dusty kind of brown velvet. Take a leather seat, clip a cigar and come chill in this sculpted multimedia environment. Newly released in November 2005.
ISO50 - The Visual Work of Scott Hansen.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Appearances can be deceiving, and this French graphic design studio and portfolio gives us all types of different realizations. Specifically, there's an impressive range of original, hand-made typography to be found inside, if only you decide to look closely. The navigation is also original, showing us a thoughtful kind of mind is behind the work inside, which also cover graphic design, print and multimedia.
Kouglof (Lille, FR).
Monday, November 14, 2005
Barry Schwarz sends us an update of Addict; They have a new site, a new reel and a sh*tload of new projects up! (quote, un-quote). Addikt is a strong motion design firm based in the Netherlands, and does commercial work for a wide range of European clients. Great stuff.
Addikt design movement (NL).
Christian Layugan
A work selection spanning 5 years from a very polished - and amusing - print, motion and web designer. It's not a confusing or hard website to follow, because it only one page with some links, but it represents a great cross section and very accessible view of this fellows' work. The work photos are great, so 'njoy!
Christian Layugan (Sydney, Australia).
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Shahzia Sikander - Feature
Shahzia is an Internationally acclaimed modern artist, who, as many of today's artists have a wealth of imagery, influences and impressions to draw upon for their work. She has created a new visual language of her own, that combines traditional technique of Indian/Persian miniture painting with her own interests and styles, to create familiar - and abstract - concoctions that reflect back to the viewer many of today's social and economical issues and struggles. In this website, we get a chance to see her work through the eyes of admiring young artists who have an opportunity to interview her and ask about her personal life. We liked the completeness of the Flash website, that combines audio, video and a broad slice of her artworks that are all easily accessible. Finally, the best part of the site, perhaps, is the ability to exhibit some of her animation work, that demonstrates a rather new technique in storytelling -- especially when considering her "traditional" art forms in contrast to the work of modern video artists.
Shahzia Sikander - Feature.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Every 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.)
On the surface, Abiuro is simply a personal portfolio of a graphic designer living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That would be the simple perception. However -- true to his nations' lively aggression -- this body of work reflects a very bold and colorful panoply of print works. We really liked the multiple large portfolio images, which really bring out the quality of the design... quality which would compete at the highest level with the graphic design from any country or firm.
Abiuro (Brazil).
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Nicole Foran
A tapestry of flowers frames this beautiful and simple one page wonder -- a portfolio site for a painter and printmaker. The work inside has a breath of personality, and coveys a particular understanding of the visual world. What that message is, of course if up to the viewer... but we couldn't ask for a better online casing for this artists' unique work.
Nicole Foran (Canada).