Each month, HOW’s art director Adam Ladd selects a series of inspiring websites of interest to designers and creatives. This month’s selection includes an update to Google Fonts, a platform that links color with Instagram photos, and a product design industry report.
1. Google Fonts – Update
The well-know Google Fonts site has gone through a fantastic, customizable redesign.
An experiment in human interaction & color representation. Select a word and view its most prominent colors shared on Instagram.
3. Lots of Logos
A few designers are trying to each design a logo a day for as long as they can. Some really nice concepts.
4. Mile Inn
A production company collective whose site depicts their unique approach.
With fun animations, the National Institute of Feline Orbital Studies gives numbers for how much it will take to house a cat.
6. Product Design Industry Report 2016
A nicely constructed report by InVision with strong typography and a restrained yet bold color scheme.
7. Small Victories
Intriguing… quickly turn your files from Dropbox into a website.
8. The Lost Sloth
A quick, playful exercise to try to find the sloth hiding out in the scene.
9. The Official Guide to New York City
With bold type, photos, shapes and color, this feels about right for NYC.
10. Type Terms
An interactive tool for designers to learn (or refresh themselves) the basics of typographic terminology.
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