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AIGA’s Eye on Design AIGA’s Eye on Design blog publishes the best new work from emerging and established designers. Inspired by Paul Rand’s 1968 riff on the AIGA logo, the blinking eye in the website’s header is forward-focused, and a nod to its past.


Voisins The web documentary Voisins presents urban revitalization in a Montreal neighborhood through its citizens’ eyes. Videos project users into the reality of the Chameran neighborhood. ...


The Oyster Review The Oyster Review is a modern literary magazine about a life well read. Elegant type and bright illustrations evoke a sense of bookish wonder. Under the hood, it uses a custom CMS to let users start reading new books quickly.


Lois Jeans A clean and responsive website for Lois Jeans, the legendary Spanish jeans brand, stands out for its seasonally updated interactive campaign and the simplicity of its product galleries and content.

webpick of the week   12.26.14

Eat: The Story of Food The story of food extends far beyond nutritional labels—by following the history of grains, junk food, seafood and meat, we learn about ... Read Review


Maaemo Michelin two-star restaurant Maaemo’s website focuses its imagery on the raw and harsh climate of Norway, rather than giving away the culinary experience with food photography. The mystery encourages visitors to delve deeper.


ECAL Master in Art Direction From ECAL in Switzerland, the Master in Art Direction (MAAD) website showcases student work. The site features understated design, a collapsing menu bar and a filter to optimize the viewing experience.


Fetzer Winemaker Fetzer’s website uses photos and videos to highlight its varietals, along with pairing suggestions, recipes, awards and content chronicling Fetzer’s history of innovation in sustainable farming and winemaking.


Many Rivers Paris-based Many Rivers helps disabled jobseekers find employment. Its new visual identity features carefully curated colors, an accent on elegant typography and, above all, clarity in its message.

webpick of the week   12.19.14

Napa Valley Film Festival The Napa Valley Film Festival pairs the best new indie flicks with the region’s world-class wine and cuisine. To entice new viewers and ... Read Review


Haigh & Hastings Australian watch company Haigh & Hastings’s fully responsive e-commerce website provides an immersive, highly visual experience to convey the brand's positioning—“timepieces for dangerous men.”


Wonderland Amsterdam digital creative agency Wonderland puts storytelling at the heart of its approach. Its homepage evenly balances video, graphics, photography and continuously updated text.


Villa Feltrinelli This sophisticated site for Italian hotel Villa Feltrinelli uses scroll-based videos to reveal its luxurious atmosphere, giving the feeling of fresh wind, summer rays and green leaves directly on your screen.


Instrument reflects this Portland digital agency’s philosophy to “make the complex simple” by minimally showcasing its work. Built on Squarespace, the site serves as the main case study for the platform’s latest version.
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webpick of the week   12.12.14

Disaster Resilience Journal Some natural disasters unfold over days, while others happen in a matter of seconds. Regardless, we can control how we spend our time before ... Read Review