Friday, August 28

12 Creative, Interactive and Engaging Websites for August 2015

Creating websites and apps have come a long way since the boom of the internet. These days it takes much more to attract and more importantly, retain your visitors.

As technology grows and the attention span decreases, it’s getting tougher to deliver interactive, intuitive and engaging content. Tough, but not impossible.

Be it scrolling one pagers, hover states, cinemagraphs, or slide interactions, these 12 selected websites for this month proves that we’ve only begun scraping the surface of amazing connections between human and machine.

Spacecraft for All

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Spacecraft for All documents the journey of ISEE-3, which was launched in 1978 to study the sun, and provides a stunning live simulation of the satellite’s current location based on a trajectory model.

VOID

VOID has a hypnotic feel that pulls you in. An interactive website produced by Hi-Res, it houses some of the agency’s creative works.

Feed

Feed is a data management platform that allows users to secure, monitor, exchange, and monetize their data under their own conditions. Their site use music as basis, giving it a sense of harmony and fluidity.

Super Sync Sports

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Super Sync Sports is an experiment for Google Chrome that allows you to play classic sports arcade games by syncing your smartphone or tablet to your computer. It allows for solo and multiplayer gaming.

Numéro 10

Numéro 10 a creative agency that puts emphasis on the power of storytelling, accompanied by great visuals such as those presented on their website.

Kilfish

Kilfish is a graphic and motion designer from Hungary. His website doesn’t only showcase his best works but is in itself a representation of his quirky personality and great talents.

Ice and Sky

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Ice and Sky is an educational website that shares the life of Claude Lorius, the first scientist to prove the impact of human activity on our climate, which he uncovered while studying Antarctic Ice.

Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater

Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater is a project of Cloud Red, which visualizes all the Shakesperean plays, along with their actors and directors, of the New York public theater in a minimalist yet comprehensive dotted timeline.

Paka Dla Bezdomniaka

Paka Dla Bezdomniaka is an organization that aims to move people into helping homeless animals, especially the assortment of dogs, cats, pigs, horses and even bears that live in a shelter in Korabiewicach, Poland. It mixes human and animal faces to engage visitors.

Diva by Makole

Diva by Makole is all about high fashion. Offering pieces from top designers such as Prada, Gucci, and Dolce and Gabbana, it helps clients to get excellent shopping experience and the best ensemble for any event in Salzburg.

Andrevv

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Andrevv is the home of Arizona-born, Berlin-based digital designer and developer Andrew McCarthy. Simplistic in style, the site utilizes a sort of loop that produces a fun effect as the naked backdrop moves, similar to stop-motion scenes.

How Far Is It to Mars?

How Far Is It to Mars? is a unique informative presentation that turns the distance between Earth, the moon, and Mars into pixels.

Thursday, August 27

Featured Work: Creepy Yet Fascinating Political Portraits

Today’s featured work comes from Irish artist, Lola Dupre. Not everything or everyone is as they seem to be. Dupre conveys this message in her series of eerie and bewitching political portraits.

There are always things happening behind the scene—things that only the highest and most powerful political figures are able to know. Perhaps in an attempt to shed light to this truth and poke a bit of fun out of the serious dignified faces of authority, Lola Dupre released a selection of her political portraiture work.

Though chilling to see at first, it provokes viewers to see people in another way, to think outside of the box, and to understand that not everything is as they appear.

Take a peek at Dupre’s bizarre collections at Behance.

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Tuesday, August 25

12 Coffee Mugs Every Designer Should Have

There are numerous ways to start and keep your energy high throughout the day. However, few can be as satisfying as drinking hot coffee. And to drink coffee elegantly, you ought to have a nice coffee mug to hold it.

But why would you settle for a plain old white mug when you can have fun coffee mugs that will give you a chuckle and maybe some inspiration for that project you have to finish today?

These coffee mugs are the perfect companion to weary-eyed designers all over the world. They feature a simple outer structure but are infused with brilliant graphic designs, majority of which are heat-activated. Then there are the oddballs that will delight your eyes from the sheer awesomeness of their shape and construction.

The chair spins

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The fun never stops when you go ‘round and ‘round.

I’m not saying I’m Batman

Really, who can prove that I’m not the masked crusader of the night?

Stansport Steel Mug

Deviating from the normal porcelain, this can be heated on your stove top and make you feel like a legit vagabond.

Shark Attack

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Just when you think the legend of Jaws has ended, this monster comes.

Ready, Player 1. Start!

The gaming madness continues until you reach the end of the story. Or finish your cup of coffee.

Have a Nice Day

Sometimes, you just feel crappy and want everyone to know.

Pac-Man

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If you love the dot-eating, ghost-kicking yellow monster as much as we do, then get the mug.

Prescription Coffee

My doctor says I need to drink at least three cups a day.

Mighty Mug

The mug for uber-busy and forgetful folks. Now your coffee will never spill, regardless if you forget it on your table or the top of your car.

Pixel Heart

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Get another life, and rescue the princess!

Tired Eyes

Waking up from a good night’s sleep or trying to stay awake to finish that darn project that’s taking forever? Open your eyes along with this mug.

Camera Lens

The best mug for photography buffs and coffee junkies.

Mug Warmer

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And here’s a nice bonus! For those who can’t stand having your cuppa go cold while you work, here’s something to keep ol’ Joe nice and warm!

 

Font Marathon

Monday, August 24

Featured Photographer: 463 Historical Photographs From Chris Niendethal

Today’s featured photographer is award-winning Chris Niendethal. With a strong focus on people and portraits, Niendethal’s photos have graced the covers of esteemed publications such as Newsweek and TIME magazine.

A freelance photographer virtually all his life, Chris Niedenthal is born and raised in London. After graduating from the London College of Printing, he has decided to return and stay in his parents’ hometown of Poland.

He has been contracted by Newsweek and TIME throughout the 80s, at which he has witnessed vital events, including the birth of the Solidarity union at the Gdansk shipyard, the implementation of martial law in Poland, and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

Since then, he has won a World Press Photo prize, published four albums and an autobiography, and authored exhibitions featuring mentally handicapped children.

You can see all 463 and even purchase a copy of Niedenthal’s classy photographs in his website.

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Thursday, August 20

Featured Work: Have a “Cyber” Month with Loot Crate

Today’s featured work comes from Gabriel Silveira of Sau Paolo, Brazil. Drawing inspiration from popular science-fiction movies, Silveira has turned the Loot Crate June illustration into a hunk of iconic characters and objects.

Loot Crate is a fun subscription for geeks and gamers. Filled with exclusive goodies neatly packaged in a box, it is essentially a monthly treasure chest tied by a theme. For the month of June, the theme is “Cyber.”

To best present the theme and wonderful goodies it comes with, Gabriel Silveira was assigned to draw each letter based on the featured franchises.

In the end, C becomes a cyclon from Battlestar Galactica; Y becomes a light cycle from Tron; B ends up as the Blade Runner spinner; E transforms into Optimus Prime’s fist; and R is changed into the T-800 from Terminator.

Want to get access to exclusive goodies? Visit Loot Crate.

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Be sure to drop by Behance and show Gabriel Silveira some love, too.