design - graphic , design - interactive , design - packaging , graphic design , illustration , motiondesign
Tags: ;-) design, awards, best design, ED-Festival, European design, graphic design, illustartion, motion design, packaging design
The 2010 edition of the ED-Festival has been held in Rotterdam from 27th to 30th May. For the fourth consecutive year, ED-Festival brings to life a unique event presenting the best communication design in Europe. The winners have been announced and here’s a couple of my faforites.
AND MY ABSOLUTE FAFORIT is this animation from Paul Postma
Check the EDaward website for full details, credits and all winners.
New on my blog is the typography I’m using. It’s generated by a new plug-in: Typekit, witch can be used either on a Worpress blog or on any other type of website.
Typekit is an easie way to use real fonts on the web. It’s a subscription-based service for linking to Open Type fonts from some of the major type foundries. The fonts are served from a global network on redundant servers.
Every major browser now supports the ability to link to a font. That means you can write a bit of CSS, include a URL to a font file, and have your page display with the typography you expect. For designers and developers, this is a significant step forward. No longer will you need to trap your content in images or Flash. But Fonts have copyrights.
And that’s where Typekit comes in. They’ve developed a web-only font linking license with the major type foundry’s. And they’ve build the technology platform to host free and commercial fonts.
Inspirationspam is now using the VERA SANS by Bitstream as bodytype…
… and LFT ETICA DISPLAY WEB by TypeTogether for the headings.
Check out the WEBSITE for more details
And since we’re on the subject of innovative and cool user interfaces (The New York Times Innovation Portfolio), before we were interrupted by the worst policyical campaign in the Netherlands… Check out the this website of wonderwall. Very nice!
Check out the Wonderwall website. You’re gonna need a pretty serious bandwidth though.
design - graphic , film , film trailer , motion design , motiondesign , video clip
Tags: 3D animation, film, motion design, motion graphics, trailer, typography
This is a little clip made for Reggs. It’s used as a trailer before our design agency’s presentation. Inspired by the ‘industrial looking’ space we work in, you stumble upon words giving our payoff INSPIRE CREATE ACT substance. Enjoy the show!
Watch the film in a higher resolution here
Concept & Art direction & Design: Ben Heppener
3D modeling & Camera: Hein van Dongen
Graphic design: Daan Huet
Music: Summer 78 by Yann Tiersen mixed with Pale Horses by Moby
This toy prototype helps your kids not only their ABCs but also the basics of font design. Instead of 26 distinct letters, the oversize, 4-inch recycled-cardboard cubes (known as “Letterboxes”) divvy up the alphabet into combining geometric parts. The cubes can be stacked in all sorts of combinations to produce a variety of shapes and letterforms. The typeface is available as a free download.
THX Daan @ reggs 4 the tip
What makes me stick and hang around on a website for a while? Either there’s a lot of interaction with others, or I get the depth info I’ve been looking for (or stumbled upon) or I’m blown of my socks by the impressive creativity and beauty of the content or the website itself. Well, this one is in the last category. You really should check out this new website that group 94 designed for photographer Denis O’Regan. The site is a documentation of decades of his rock photography. I’m a fan of both the photographer and the designer. Make sure you don’t have anything else to do the next half hour when you visit the site ;-)
Top: The new website of Denis O’Regan
Below: Some of my favorites of Denis O’Regan