Jun 24, 2017



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Loft Investments

Loft InvestmentsFinancial minimalism taken to its finished state, finely tuned and carefully polished. A very wonderfully crafted grid design for a financial investments firm based in Sweden. Beautiful splashes of color dotted throughout for the graphs and diagrams. Excellent.... More

Loft Investments

First Data

First Data"Going beyond the transaction" is their tag line, and that attitude extends into their design—up to a certain point. Certainly, this is a bold and up-to-date design for a payment transaction firm. We really liked the bold chevron ribbons as a branded contrast against their deep blue backgrounds. Then there's the use of dark squares and shading which give boxed elements the appearance of floating over the background. We were also impressed with the look of the dashboard, which contains bite-size graphs and financial snippets. Plus the drop-down navigation elements are quite nice too. Overall, pretty slick looking.... More

First Data


IBM - Smarter Planet

IBM - Smarter PlanetGood old IBM leverages its branding power and smarts to try to make the planet a better (and smarter) place to work, live and do business. If you are looking for new grid designs and graphs, you'll find clean pages, graphs-a-plenty, and a very snazzy set of colorful icons... And that's just what you see on the surface. It's all about the ideas and how they can help make things better for all of us.... More

Also posted under green design.

IBM - Smarter Planet

Transcendental Meditation

The Transcendental Meditation ProgramOpen up your consciousness to the Transcendental Meditation Program in this peaceful and enlightened design. Highs include the clean blue and white color scheme, clear breakdown of information, simple typography, informative research graphs, and the happy, personal presentation. Self-explorations in the use of the grid gives each section its own personal experience. So close your eyes, take a comfortable seat, and use your imagination to take you away from your day... then when you are done, visit TM.... More

Also posted under promotional design, xyz miscellaneous.

The Transcendental Meditation Program


Manhattan Loft Corporation

Manhattan Loft CorporationContrary to its name, MLC operates out of London, England. As one of Britain's most innovative property companies, this site helps set them apart from the standard fare expected of a conventional property development firm. Think more art, design and architecture, rather than concrete, bricks and mortar.... More

Also posted under art & architecture sites.

Manhattan Loft Corporation

Electrolux

Electrolux.comAh, we can feel the effervescent cleaning power at work on our brains already... With this sky-blue background and gravity-defying water droplets, this single page gateway site for Electrolux – a Swedish appliance company – oozes with a fresh, sensual appeal. Unfortunately, the killer drawback to this page is that every single link takes you to another pop-up Electrolux site... Which wouldn't be so bad if the designs were more similar. It's a great gateway splash page, but ultimately this page is 99% functionally irrelevant. It's a testament to the difficulty (and failure) of unifying a multitude of branded global sites under one design. We can only hope, perhaps, that the design of this one page wonder will eventually be "filtered-down" to all the sub-country sites. In the meantime, enjoy the bubbles, but just don't click on anything!... More

Also posted under industrial design & autos.

Electrolux.com


Remstar Corporation

RemstarRemstar Corporation plays a big role in cinema, music and television entertainment in Canada. This full flash corporate web site is rich in content (each film has a trailer) and easy to navigate with quick, and fluid animation. This site also includes a content manager so the client can update its content. Nice and clean.... More

Also posted under movie and film sites.

Remstar

Novo Nordisk

Novo NordiskNovo Nordisk is a healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. They have a nice subdued pinkish-grey website—featuring appealing rounded edges on their tabs and borders. Above all, we really enjoy their logo, which is a stylized reproduction of the Apis bull, one of the sacred animals of ancient Egypt. This choice follows an old European chemist's tradition of identifying pharmacies by an animal symbol. Smooth and sophisticated.... More

Novo Nordisk


Avaris

AvarisWhile we can't speak to the name of this company and its similarities to a word you certainly don't want your company associated with, we can definitely say there are several things we liked about this simple corporate presentation. Sure, it's brochureware, and there's no bells and whistles attached at the edges, but it has a very understandable navigation, big easily read buttons, and a clean presentation that few corporate heads (or their wives) could really find disagreeable. Perhaps it's a bit boring, but hey, it's gene therapy services! Avaris is based in Stockholm, Sweden.... More

Avaris

BDA Worldwide

BDA WorldwideBruce Dunlop & Associates (BDA) is a creative agency that provides a range of promotion and design services to broadcasters and advertisers worldwide. In this re-launch design, animated 3D-Waves, a lot of high quality motion graphic-content and a simple, clean interface that allows you to easily surf all four worldwide offices and view the film, media and TV spots they have developed for a number of high-end clients. In fact, BDA does everything but webdesign, which is why this site was farmed out their peer counterparts Elastique, a smaller German design firm that BDA has chosen for their ability to create this fully-loaded motion-based interactive design.... More

BDA Worldwide


Novalux

NovaluxNovalux creates something called NECSEL, a unique laser technology that is slated to be the future of projection displays. And in this modern-looking site, we are presented with very clear demonstration of this revolutionary product and it's benefits - while also getting a company breakdown for those interested in the people behind the technology. It's a wonderfully spacious site that conveys both the product, message and insider information all in one branded package. From the typography, to the layout and through all the custom 3D motion demonstrations, each element of the site is top-notch and attractively built.... More

Also posted under promotional design.

Novalux

CUPE

When you represent over a half-million union workers in Canada, you have a lot of information to disseminate and a lot people to inform. So when CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) turned to Happy Cog, the design firm arm of A List Apart, to redesign their hulking site, it became a showcase in how to manage information sprawl. CUPE's new design displays an expertise in information architecture, graphic and type design, and web standards. The results turn the intimidating into the friendly and approachable, and simultaneously provides a public relations trump card for this workers association. While we're not big fans of standardized employee policies that pay you while you strike, we are certainly huge fans of beautiful, standardized design and information architecture that elegnatly solves information design problems.... More

Also posted under standards based web design.

CUPE


Nivea

NiveaNivea continues a design legacy, winning Digitalthread webgallery status again (but this time with Flash). This redesigned site is quite simply, beautiful. The design features large photographic duotones and are freshing mixture of script and full-bodied type. The concept is strong, and the navigational elements and general depth of design throughout many different areas make this a superior branded wonder worth multiple explorations.... More

Nivea

DigitalDNA

DigitalDNAA clean Flash-driven corporate site with great navigational tidbits, and subtle shading in this uniquely shaped site that all comes together to create a nicely refined feel for this site. A promotional corporate site from Motorola for their Digital DNA product. Each page presents a new graphic nugget of goodness. Especially check out some cool features like the DigiCrawler, an interactive walking 'stick-creature' that you can modulate and control through environmental variables. Inside Look: Soda (UK) produced and liscenced a branded version of their sodaconstructor called DigiCrawler to Motorola as part of their promotion of the DigitalDNA brand.... More


epb communications

epb.communications is bygoneThe design for epb.communications, a 3-tiered marketing agency, boasts a finely refined corporate palette of grays and medium hued pastels that help create a pleasing surfing experience and a unique online indentity. Overall, a very nice modern site with a controlled, yet seemingly 'patchy' tonal appeal. epb is a respected consultancy and this site design sets a distinctive online mark for this marketing firm.... More

epb.communications is bygone

iTheo

iTheoiTheo.com, a new online art marketplace, has a unique site design that sets them apart from their competitors. The site is friendly, inviting, and appeals specifically to the target audience of emerging artists. Richly decorated in earthy and warm tones that function like a painting's frame, iTheo's design respectfully highlights its showcase art and artists. The design of this sophisticated and compelling interface is matched by the voice of the site, which is welcoming and accessible and focused on the user experience.... More

iTheo


jetBlue

jetBlueA hipper new airline from the chaps at Virgin needs an original presence online to highlight its new approach and separate it from the competition. This design needed to separate jetBlue from the commodity business and negative outlook on the airline industry. The solution achieved through the branding, site design and additional advertising was enacted by promoting jetBlue's solution-driven attributes: "simplicity, honesty, explicit people focus and very fair fares..." while still communicating the rewards of flying. JetBlue is a new airline from the founders of Virgin and Virgin Airlines.... More

jetBlue

Kyocera

KyoceraKyocera Wireless puchased Qualcomm's wireless phone business and inherited their website. This corporate product site showcases wireless devices in a clean, modern and boldly colored panel design that elegantly breaks from traditional webpage layouts to provide information quickly, and with style.... More


Mr.French

Mr.French PapersMr. French Papers is one of the more respected distributors of custom papers used for printing, decoration, wallpaper, or whatever you desire. The site exhibits three main sections where one can browse custom papers, intricate design patterns, or buy one of their custom fonts. Overall, Mr. French exhibits a very clean style but with bold shapes and coloring to impress their flair without detracting from the user experience. We lowered this positioning to 'Honorable Mention' because we had several issues with the navigation and usability of the site.... More

Mr.French Papers

Gateway

GatewayThis site has a renewed focus to sell computers, and a tight redesign right down to the pixel. Computer shopping gets right to the point. This site features super attention to details down to the pixel within a clean, grid-based design that is intuitive and transparent. This site has lost much of it's cleanliness since this posting. The attention to detail has dropped as features are added and the impact of the design is considerably weaker than when it first launched.... More

Gateway


Blue Marlin

Blue MarlinBlue Marlin sells hand- stiched baseball caps from bygone eras. This is a sharp, appropriate and instantly classic site design. Blue is beatifully branded, following a unique and picturesque design throughout the site and navigation. Blue's inner pages are thoughtfull, clean and easy to use. The products really shine on this site.... More

Also posted under fashion, clothes & photos.

Blue Marlin

Softimage

SoftimageA museum of finessed shading and delicate dimentions in web design. And not just the site - check out Softimage to see creative 3-D experiments by amateurs and professionals alike. This site artfully enforces Softimage's role as leaders in 3-D software development and design. You can find variations of great bevel work in some of these previous gallery features: qaswa, anderson consulting and kasparov vs. deep blue.... More

Softimage


Art Center

Art CenterArt Center College of Design's site is the cream of the crop of intelligently constructed sites. Never has it been easier to locate the information you need than here. Art Center's site is characterized by its utilitarian navigation; the pull-down menus are implemented to perfection. It is clean. It is fast. It is one subtly powerful site.... More

Also posted under art & architecture sites.

Art Center

Safe Route

Safe RouteSafe Route is a limited route shipping company that operates at the southern cape of Africa. The design, in deep rich blue tones, alludes to nautical pursuits. Saferoute's design around the concept is what makes this a choice site. Originally designed in South Africa. The site is down since this posting.... More


Adobe

AdobeAdobe recenlty redesigned their site to be faster and cleaner than ever before. It sets high standards for clarity and content that is both beautiful and informative. Consistency of type, imagery and layout stregthens users' identification with this magnificently large site. The site houses a wealth of great design content including stock photography, software tips and tricks and Adobe's typefaces. In 1999 Adobe embarked on providing detailed portfolio samples and articles on leading-edge web designers, illustrators and new media greats. These interviews are usually very informative and very worth checking out.... More

Adobe

Precision Digital

Precision DigitalPrecision's design enforces an excellent concept that creates an cohesive environment so users are always visually reminded of where they are visiting. This site forms a cohesive and contained shell where the design, thanks to a strong concept, reminds and enforces this company's field of expertise to us at every page.... More

Precision Digital


Grupo DESC

Grupo DESCDESC's 25th year anniversary site is wonderful to explore - especially in the pop-up window. The shapes and colors of the sections are beautiful. The branding is clear and definative. Groupo DESC, or 'DESC Unit' in English, forms joint ventures to produce synthetic rubber in Mexico for worldwide markets. This site celebrates and informs on their 25th year anniversary, expressing the vision and the facts about DESC now to their worldwide audience. DESC is still maintaining the nice design into 2000.... More

Andersen Consulting

Andersen ConsultingAndersen's site provides a bold and distinguised graphical interface which combines many elements of color, imagery and contrast that provide an overall sensation of cohesiveness. Redesigned since this review was posted. Anderson's consistent navigation hierarchy was enhanced by colors that differentiated individual sections with subtle shadings that neatly encapsulated information within each page. This site has since been redesigned.... More


Ego Media

Ego MediaOne of the first sites to feature complete full-screen - semi-video - Flash with an effective interface to accomplish total user immersion. Boldly emphatic but with a nice duotonal edge that lends a touch of sophistication and saves K. Even so, anything less than ISDN may lose some of the fabulous flow and those ego-maniacal movie trailer style intros. As far as we know, at this time, the firm does not exist or has reformed under a new name.... More

Also posted under Flash.

ford (S.Africa)

FordLike the drafting room at Ford auto design school, the execution of this conceptual design measures up to lofty graphic standards. Allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised. There's a strong movement of design 'down under' that is quickly catching the public's eye. This is one example. Since this posting we have seen many great works coming from SA and they all rock. Unfortunatley, much of the orginal beauty of this site has re-appropriated for new content and the original details are now gone.... More

Ford


Champion Paper

Champion PaperA very cool navigational work, merging great interface work with strong design. Their premium quality products get nothing less than a premium web site architecture - with its nooks and crannies filled to the brim with tasty nuggets of information. Notice the excellent frame work, and the meta- navigational system that plays off the letters in "Champion". Champion was bought by Int'l Paper a few years later, and site is no longer up online. Original design by Jessica Helfand | William Drenttel.... More

Kahlua

KahluaBased upon specifically selected tonalities and supported by original navigational ideas, this compact site for Kahlua evokes a playful and colorful sensation. Interactive features also help absorb users within the site. The design was as smooth and tasty as the drink itself. Here's to the dude. Redesigned for the worse since this posting.... More


ear1

ear1An online center for musical promotion and discovery, we found this front page possesses an eloquent reflection of musical sounds and notation that combined fluidly with navigational instruments along the left, bottom, and within the main area. Ear1 featured good typography, branding and navigation, all rolled into one page. No longer online since this posting.... More

Sm:)e comm

Sm:)e commSimplicity evokes a wealth of ideas, as displayed by this single page minimalist intro to a web design firm. The inside is also subdued, but we just loved this front page. Smile Comm's entry page utilizes principles of Swiss grid graphic design without losing it's objective strength and interest. It also loads fast, which puts a double-smile on our face. The site has changed since this posting.... More

Also posted under promotional design.


Nivea

NiveaA conceptual merging of sun and sky flowing like water across these pages. The cleanliness of each detail is refreshing and adds totality and strength to the concept. European based design firm Fork (as reviewed in Das Designhaus) realizes a refreshing concept for Nivea. The result is a soft design that uses a great contrast of both fat and light fonts to create impact while maintaining a natural sophistication. The site has since been redesigned again in 1999 by Fork with great results. The new site predominantly uses Flash and Shockwave, and maintains all the beauty of the original site and more.... More

Nivea

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