Nice find from Whitespacer Kate Bordwell today. This new campaign from Stella Artois utilises Facebook Connect wth hilarious effects! Are you the heir to the Jacques’ legendary weekend in Cannes? Find out! Nice extension of the campaign on a Facebook fanpage aswell.
Love the never ending scroll bar on the Skittles website. Also impressive that Skittles have 3,692,105 (and counting) fans on Facebook. In fact by the time I’ve written this sentence it is probably going to be 3,692,106 fans.
A while back us designers here at Whitespace did a straw poll to discover our favourite design blogs with the intention to write a post about our top 10. Unfortunately there were so many we never did did get a chance to work out the top 10. So instead we are going to post a few of our favourites.
First up is recently revamped ComputerLove, a daily magazine on art, design and creative culture. It’s been around for a while and used to be quite ‘out there’ at times but the new version has become much more relevant to today digital culture. Split up into static, motion and interactive it shows off some amazing pieces of inspiring creativity. The varied nature of topics keeps it fresh. They have also added a search feature which was something lacking in the old version. The new layout is also nice and easy to scan. It’s almost like reading a broadsheet although it is slightly annoying that you can’t view endless pieces of work as per Reform and Revolution. You can also feed in you own blog and social media has been integrated at every opportunity. The new version is still in it’s Beta stages so maybe there will be more improvements to come. Watch this space. Looks good on an iPhone as well.
There a love/hate relationship with Flash based sites at Whitespace. We love the visual look but hate (really hate) the long loading times and the usual complicated navigation that goes with them. Refreshing to see Canadian based Academy creating a visually stunning, easy to use and most importantly fast Flash site for The History of Flight. This engaging site takes you through Michael Jordan’s life and his relationship with his Nike trainers in a super slick timeline which includes video content of the man himself. Nice!
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The latest talk hosted by Long Lunch this October is by London based multidisciplinary design studio Proud Creative. These events are usually top notch and this one looks no different. Proud Creative have produced some fantastic work recently including a rebrand for former Sci Fi Channel Syfy (pronouced “Sci Fi”). Event is at the Glasgow School of Art. Get tickets quick!
And some more Proud work whet the Long Lunch appetite!