London-based web designer and developer Benjamin Elwyn, who creates digital identity work for clients, happened upon the core design element of his new portfolio site during a personal experiment. “I saw some prints by Sol LeWitt, which were variations on lines across a page, and decided I wanted to re-create something similar in a browser,” says Elwyn. “After working on this for a few days, I ended up with the blue lines [featured on the site] and decided they would make a good basis for a portfolio—I like how it combined two trends that I enjoy on the web: the taste for crudeness and big 3-D gestures.” Elwyn created a build system for the site with Node.js that uses Markdown for the text, Pug templates for the HTML layout and a YAML file for the content structure; it then generates a full markup for every page. The site’s animations were created in WebGL, including the links to Elwyn’s projects. “Glitzy WebGL is fun, but it often feels like decoration,” Elwyn says. “Turning it into an interface with big clickable flying links is satisfying.”
BETC and BETC Digital teamed up with makemepulse to create this digital translation of Xavier Veilhan’s Studio Venezia.