Inspiration

Making Material Design

Having only switched to from iOS to Android myself a few months ago this is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at building Google’s visual framework. What’s most inspiring is how their digital user interface was essentially born of folding bits of paper.

We Love the Halfbike

We came across an amazing Kickstarter campaign recently that we felt was definitely worth a mention (if your jaw hasn’t dropped at the sight of it already). It’s not often you get a classical object such as the standard bicycle, that you thought could never be changed or improved, and see it morph into a brand new and exciting vehicle that is the “Halfbike“.

“The standing rider position is essential for the Halfbike. It brings you closer to natural walking and it’s the only way to control the vehicle with your whole body and not just your hands. Halfbike is a sort of an extension to the body that allows a smooth and intuitive ride.”

The campaign has already received more than 6 times it’s $50k goal and we can’t wait for it to roll off the production line so we can go for a spin!

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D&AD Winners Announced

This year’s D&AD winners have just been announced and we’ve had a great time going through them and being inspired.

There’s always so much to look at and sometimes the entries really surprise us – the biggest surprise usually comes from the sheer amount of inspiration we get from non-web design entries. This year is just no different. There are some balmy, unique, informative, creative things going on out there and all of them have us talking about them for different reasons.

A few of our favourite winners that sparked the most chatter in our studio this year:

London Symphony Orchestra

Interactive invitation to join the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican,  online.

Life Signs

Love this simple, striking and thought-provoking idea to reduce the number of road death’s in Cordoba every year. If regular signage isn’t already helping, surely this has to.

Magic Of Flying

This I’ve added for my kids! Would be great to know the answer every time they ask ‘Where has that plane come from?’ (And I would like to know too!)

The Scarecrow

An innocent and stunningly animated film and app, designed to entice us to question where our food comes from. I could watch this over and over, it’s beautiful.

Jazz

The evocative illustrations in this book really capture the ambience, the strength and the meaning of jazz.

 

Thank you D&AD for all the inspiration and good fun this year. We look forward to the next!

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