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.
A source of design inspiration for a while now has been FormFiftyFive. Without doubt one of the best design blogs out there. It was founded by a bunch of designers eager to share the cool things they found. Now in a world of thousands of design blogs it still stands above much of the competition. The secret seems to be in the quality of it’s content. Every image used is of exceptional quality and the work featured is interesting and varied. If we had one criticism then it would be that we would like to see more digital projects.
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.
If you are around in Edinburgh at Hogmanay 09/10 then chances are that you will see a MINI dressed as a Highland Cow driving about the streets of Edinburgh. To promote Peter Vardy’s status as the Number one for used MINIs in Scotland Whitespace has created Scottish MINI – a loveable city MINI that has never seen the beautiful Scottish scenery so has decided to travel around Scotland and meet the population. The car was created by Inchmere Design who were the team behind the Innocent Smoothie grass Vans.
Checking out what it’s up to at:
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.
Not often that we put up our own work but thought this job for Chang Beer was worth a wee mention. We have just launched a penalty shoot out competition for Everton fans to win a mascot experience for their children. It’s a pretty amazing prize as waiting list for the being the mascot are up to 5 years!
To help promote St Andrew’s Day, Edinburgh based Whitespace have just created The World Wide Ceilidh for Scotland.org. The aim is to get as many people to join the world’s biggest Scottish country Ceilidh dance for St Andrew’s Day on November the 30th. You can upload you and your partners picture via Facebook or a webcam, customise your dancers from a range of tartans, sporrans and even shoes. Then choose a dance and watch yourself join in the action.
Fantastic project by the talented Johanna Basford in which over a 48 hour time period she is attempting to draw objects as suggested by her Twitter followers. Simply tweet your object with hashtag #twitterpicture and then sit back and let Johanna do all the work. This is why they invented Twitter! You can see the latest artwork on her blog.