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.
This week, we have some great end of summer inspiration.
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
The not- yet- open Fair State Brewing Cooperative is Minnesota’s first cooperative brewery. Their motto? "We love to brew good beer. We love the good people who love our beer." Their website reflects this message. Scrolling through the clean design, you learn all about the new company and their commitment not only to stellar beer, but also to their community of beer lovers in the co-op. It's an honest, simple site.
Check out this page before August 30th. The designers over at Italian design agency, Neotokio!, are currently on vacation and instead of directing you to their regular website, Neotokio! has designed a lovely scrolling popsicle that announces that they're out of the office. Their website is not only super interactive, it's exciting and brilliantly designed. Scrolling uncovers a site full of great content.
There’s not a lot to this website for the obscure Italian clothing store, HotelStyle, but we like the presentation of the full screen video that opens the site. The video features the kind of man your mother would not want you to talk to (when you studied abroad in Florence) modeling the company's clothing. The angles are great.
TCM's Summer Under the Stars
This website is interactive, beautiful, and educational. The movie lovers over at Turner Classic Movies has produced an awesome website for their "Summer Under the Stars." All summer, TCM has devoted an entire day to one classic movie star. On TV, the day is filled with back to back movies featuring the actor. Online, the website provides information about the star and allows you to reflect, via social media, on why that star was legendary. It's all part of the network's new marketing scheme. Today’s star? The American actress Jeanne Crain. Our favorite website this week!
Yep! is an app that "creates instant meetings with fun people." You choose an activity- a walk, a meal, a tennis match- and the app finds you a friend. In a couple short scrolls on their creative website, you not only understand Yep!'s mission but you become excited about it, too. Yep! is based in San Francisco, but we were impressed with the ability to view the website in Russian. Can't wait to try it out.
MediaBOOM is a digital design agency in Guilford, CT. Their website features an impressive portfolio while animated full screen video plays in the background. Definitely check out the tour of "MediaBOOM: Interactive Capital of the World!" in 3D. Don't skip the intro.
The designers over at charity: water always churn out great content and design. The clean water non-profit recently launched their September Campaign, a month long effort to raise money for clean water and sanitation in India. The website is beautifully executed and unexpectedly interactive.
Which sites were your favorites? Let us know in the comments!