Studio Bites: No. 18

Each week we ask our team to select something they’ve seen that is inspiring, interesting, or simply intriguing. At our creative breakfast we meet over coffee to share and discuss what everyone brought to the table.

 

Fanboy

In addition to defying the laws of nature (he’s 43?!) Pharrell Williams undoubtedly has the midas touch when it comes to entertainment. From music and film through to fashion, design and social action, his work embodies a freshness of thinking that keeps people smiling the world over. Fittingly then, the latest redesign of his website places his fans at its heart, asking them to submit their favourites from over 500 pieces of his creative work from the past 20 years.

 

 

Prototype

Our Design Director Stew’s attention was grabbed this week by the LL Prismaset typeface. Taking the uppercase-only typeface ‘Prisma’ from the late 1920s as a modular template, the team from Lineto extrapolated and consolidated it into 10 different sets that create a striking blend of old and new.

 

 

Stitched up

Handmade arts and crafts have undoubtedly seen a major resurgence in recent years. It’s not hard to see why, when the results are as eye-catching and intricate as in this embroidery by Danielle Clough.

 

 

Light touch

Our designer Martin was rather taken by the site of the talented duo at Waaark. Utilising the After Effects plugin bodymovin, they’ve created an experience with just the right amount of charming interactivity and motion.

 


Hangry for more

Taking the ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’ concept and running with it, is this rather smart collaboration between Snickers, the Melbourne Institute of Technology and 7-Eleven, to create the ‘Hungerithm‘ algorithm. Pure and simple, it modulates the price of a bar according to the prevailing mood online; the angrier the online community, the cheaper a bar becomes. What could possibly go wrong?

Speaking of a certain peanut-laden snackbar, why not check out the latest article from our Group Strategy Director, Rob Coke – ‘Designers are from Mars, consumers want Snickers‘.

 

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