The use of videos as background elements isn’t new, but the folks at Teehan+Lax make it work for them in an awesome way. It’s subtle but also conveys the idea that they are working hard all the time. This site’s minimal style, with good typography and a dash of color, works really well. The video background accent the site in a gorgeous way that breathes a little more life into it.
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