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Darioush Winery Darioush’s fully responsive website combines ancient wine tradition, the owner’s personal story and Napa Valley style. Traditional touches meet modern imagery to welcome visitors into a rich cultural experience.


Design Salaries Each year, AIGA conducts a salary survey for the design profession—the largest of its kind. This year’s version is fully responsive with a simplified interface, using typography, charts and icons to organize the information.


Academy of Art University Digital agency JVST rebuilt the Academy of Art University website, starting with brand and web strategy and a responsive framework to showcase student success stories. The new site has more than 600 pages and 110 components.


The Fader Music publication the Fader reached into its archives to create content streams around artists, events and more. They avoided superfluous design so that content would continue to reign as King, albeit a very well-dressed King.

webpick of the week   10.03.14

Vogue The redesigned brings glamour to the computer screen. Its fresh look blends an automated feed and manual curation with specific areas set aside for ... Read Review


R + Co Hairstylist collective R+Co is a brand with a wild, creative spirit—and its site also pushes boundaries. Overlapping typography, bold colors and a playful splash page fit a brand that aims not to fit in.


Julien Joly The portfolio website of architecture firm Julien Joly uses a masonry layout to stack all the usual website components in a non-hierarchical pattern. ...


We Are FINE Digital branding firm FINE’s website features in-depth case studies and a grid layout of portfolio snapshots to show how they help clients with strategy, design and technology.


Climate Reality Project The Climate Reality Project empowers people to drive change for the environment. Its website invites users to act with easy-to-follow steps customized to their commitment level and individually tracks each of their actions.
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webpick of the week   09.26.14

Cooper Hewitt Along with a new name and museum remodel, the Cooper Hewitt redesigned its website. The fresh look emphasizes openness to the public—beyond just the design ... Read Review


Turner Contemporary Museum London-based digital agency Red Leader distilled information on Turner Contemporary into a beautifully clear design, using the font Akkurat and foregrounding the arts organization’s activities and the work of its artists.


Unlock Iran Unlock Iran, a campaign from the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, gives participants a digital tour of the lives of Iranian prisoners and includes a regularly-updated interactive database of political prisoners.


Hopscotch Music Festival The responsive new digital home of Hopscotch Music Festival is as dynamic as the bands that play each year. The robust interactive landscape houses extensive festival content while maintaining a clean, intuitive user experience.


Love Radio Love Radio is a transmedia documentary about reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda, combining film with photography, audio, text and archive material. Bright green graphics highlight the site’s simple navigation.

webpick of the week   09.19.14 To entice web explorers to traverse the physi­cal world instead, travel-planning brand features luminous photography, sophisticated ... Read Review