Just a quick post today, but I wanted to use it to talk about one of my favourite adverts of 2014 so far. When most people think of holiday or hotel advert, the first ones that will probably come to mind will be Trivago or Premier Inn, maybe even Hotels Combined or that slightly odd Thomson Holidays one with the ogre.
The one that comes to mind for me though is the advert for booking.com, with its hilarious voice over and equally hilarious shots of holiday goers. It makes watching the advert fun, something you don’t really get from the other holiday and hotel advert, and draws you in. The voice over makes it sound like some sort of epic movie trailer, which is made all the better when you see it in a cinema like I did a few weeks ago. Yes, it is a bit over the top, but who wouldn’t want recreational sand, aggressive relaxation or even maximum plushosity from their hotel? It’s exciting, fun and most of all memorable.
I’ve also just put up a new project on my Behance page, there’s just a taster below, so click here to have a look at the full project.
So I found this the other day when I should have been finishing off work for the deadline I had on Friday, and it shows just how far website design has come since the mid 90’s. Space Jam was one of my favourite films when I was growing up and I’m a bit of a sucker for good web design at the moment after designing one for the past few weeks for a project of mine.
Retro design and a complete inconsistency across the pages make this website so bad its good! Who doesn’t want bright, colourful, slightly illegible text on a starry background with all manner of clickable objects and menus? Viewing it brought back some great memories of watching the film and I had great fun viewing all the pages and taking part in a trivia quiz I found by clicking on a randomly placed button. Is it too late to nominate this for best website of 1996?
You can check out the website here
P.s. thanks once again for helping my blog to another milestone of 6,000 views. Keep your eyes peeled for a redesigned website for my work coming soon!
Have you ever wondered what your favourite designers like to eat? No? Well I haven’t either, but Baseline Magazine thought we might want to know, so they published this great little book. Baseline asked 28 different designers, including Wim Crouwel and Paula Scher, for their favourite recipes and thoughts on food, with each of the designers having a double page spread in the book for their recipe and an illustration of it by themselves.
This sort of publication is not something you often see in the world of design and I especially like the old school cook book style of the book itself. It also features some great comedic elements in the text from the designers, as Michael Wolff says; “For me, the quality of food in a design company is a good indicator of the quality of imagination and creativity. Ordinary and tasteless food usually means boring work.”