Econsultancy.com put out this great article about tiny experience changes that not only surprise and delight customers but make big business and perception impacts. I love being surprised by quiet UI improvements because these stick out me.
Among them, Airbnb’s “Search when I move” feature which allows you continue processing your query even as you manipulate the map, and this handy Gmail, “Did you attach anything” tooltip that triggers after you type “I attached…” into your new e-mail window.
Love these rebranded jerseys from Dead Dilly on Behance. I love the Donda one. Keepin’ hype alive.
For W Magazine‘s December 2013 Art Issue. Some BS publicity for a new movie but a great collaborative shoot featuring the Yayoi Kusama’s favorite things.
One of my favorite design teams that doesn’t try to over-engineer everything they do. Beautiful scripted lettering combined with true multi-surface talent. True, red-blooded style screaming authenticity, dirty hands and an eternal aesthetic.
Based out of Austin, TX, their outfit is two-man team Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes. They’ve put out some great work with local and grassroots partnerships like Flattrack Coffee, Ace Hotel, and my personal favorite, Hufnagel Cycles.
Can we talk for a second about how well this was designed, planned, released and used? 24 hours of music and video is difficult to not only shoot, but organize and leverage to get the biggest bang out of your buck. Think about keeping a music video fresh infinitely longer by using different video clips across channels. Not only can snippets be easily found and linked, it doesn’t feel clunky and overdone. Rather than putting out a linear video and calling it a day, the team really focused on building content bridges and usefulness. Not a second goes to waste.
Besides, it’s such a great concept all in all! I really dig this I Am Other’s dedication to being different but also having the development and strategic chops to give a concept legs to stand on. Go Pharrell!
This made me really unhappy. I feel like it’s a generational thing to be able to recognize good graffiti and keep it, if not only for the value of your building when you inevitably set up loft livin’ units.
I need to be carrying things in attache cases.
To new beginnings for Aether, see more.
Such a calming, soothing cyclocross video from Andrew Pattison.
Exceptional editing and beautiful shots. I feel so calmed and jelly that I can’t be out riding right now. Today Candice and I saw an apartment we might be moving into in Mt. Pleasant but it had kind of gross carpeting and made me really think about how lucky we are to have an accessible home.
Anyway, let me finish working a little bit and leave you with this. I hope it calms you as it did me.
I FEEL YOU ‘YE, I FEEL YOU.
You’ll hear him talk about this: they went and made Lady GaGa the creative director of Polaroid. Come to think of it, they made Alicia Keys the creative director of Coca-Cola. It’s like I get it, but when you stop and think about, I don’t, because these women know next to nothing about their product and more specifically, the essence of how people use and view that product. They are going to be there to shoot some music videos and make some commemorative cans or something. An artist should not be a vessel to be filled. It’s kind of depressing to be honest.
Anyway, I learned from this interview not to be risk-averse.