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Our Top Sites for Design Inspiration
Once a week at Fueled, our London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites
Every week at Fueled, our London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York and Chicago. This weekly email acts like a virtual water cooler, encouraging us to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in web design.
We're all over the place this week- hop on board!
Tria is a creative agency based in the northern city of Thessalonica in Greece. Everything from the intro of a young woman blowing a bubble to the interactive nooks and crannies of their website, proves that these Greeks truly “work with soul.” Definitely check out the site for its upbeat content and be sure to listen to the Tria jingle!
These guys are rock band cool. Stereo 'amplifies brands' by providing content, animation and design for some big name clients. The company's website is satisfyingly slick. We're especially impressed by the integrated campaigns with Birkenstock and the BBC. They should come hang with us in London.
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What're you doing next weekend? This French Canadian website will make you wish you were in Quebec City for the Emerging Music festival. The site is delightfully interactive and easy to navigate -- even if you don't speak French. There's a lot of emerging artists to highlight and thanks to the thoughtful design and layout, you never feel overwhelmed.
Martina Sperl's website is so beautifully designed, you almost don't notice that she also makes beautiful furniture. The photography highlighting her work and process is spot on and pull the website together. We particularly love the footer at the bottom of the main page.
This is the personal website of Il-Ho Jung, a freelance art director and designer in Germany. He is all over the place- and not in a bad way. His work is playful and vast, showcasing work in graphic design and video. His interactive and creatively designed website highlights his enormous talent.
Wrist is an "illustrative exercise to explore typography, colors, and clock mechanics," and the brainchild of designer Matt Johnston. Updated bi-weekly, Wrist invites guest illustrators design watches that are featured on the site. The bold outlines and friendly design make them seem like they're ready to pick up and wear.
We've been flirting with a trip to Tennessee ever since we became obsessed with everyone's favorite guilty pleasure, Nashville. Even if you're not so keen on watching the drama unfold between Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes, from the looks of it, Tennessee has a little something for everyone. This website is for the state's 'Tennessee Vacation' initiative and it's surprisingly great. We particularly like the simple design and easy navigation.
Which sites are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!