A minimal grid meets a horizontal scrolling in this interesting, minimal, website about design and typography.
The capital C in Lane Crawford’s logo stretches out vertically and completes itself leaning on the lower r stem, forming an almost full ellipse.
You can play this incredible human beat-box by drag-dropping a set of fanciful black-and-white icons.
area 22 is a nice portfolio from the San Francisco based designer Sonia Chan and a beautiful example of minimal design as well.
Apart from that, I love the tiny text snippets that introduce each section: they give a really personal touch to the browsing experience.
A nice black and white page using a three column layout: the nonaligned content boxes break the design scheme, bringing this page to life.
I find black and white layouts so sexy: especially when, like in this case, text is center aligned, set in a large column, with big leading and with small, lovely serifed numerals.
As for the contents, Inventory Magazine is a trendy publication dedicated to featuring on some of the most inspiring and talented people in the industry, as well as editorials, reviews and original photography.
You can’t get much simpler (and elegant) than this: a silhouette logo mark, clean typography, two-toned color scheme and sparse graphic elements.
Oh, this blend tastes so good!
I was casually browsing on Coolhunting when I noticed two simple navigation features I really liked.
A collapse and expanding option: huge headlines and/or long summaries are a steady trend in nowadays websites (or is this all simply a plot to force us into buying bigger screen?) so it’s good having a feature that let you skim easily through the page by collapsing unrequired data.
A nicely shaped tag cloud: nothing really unusual, just a simple list of tags, neatly disposed into “little bricks”. Instead of the usual more-for-the-SEO-than-the-user heap of links, this tag cloud really offers an alternative to the main navigation.
Maison Kitsuné is
is the brainchild of Gildas Loaec & Masaya Kuroki, the meeting between a young dynamic entrepreneur from Brittany and an architecture student who switched to fashion design.
I know that b&w, minimal layouts might seem a little clichéd for you, my dear webdesign experts, but I still can’t get bored by the simple charme exuding from a single line black divider, a nice serif type or a minimal layout grid.
Zara Picken‘s a Bristol-based illustrator that brings us back to the magic Fifties with her clean, marvelous illustration style.
Aside from that, we definitely love Zara’s website structural rigor: broad wide spaces are cut into columns and rows simply by black/gray lines while circle shapes of various kinds play a major role in grabbing user’s attention and to mitigate the otherwise too rigid elements organisation.
- a black circle is used to create this website’s logo;
- semi-circle shapes, jutting out from the layout , emphasize slideshow’s arrows;
- big gray bullets encircle posts date.