Do you know Copenhagen? – they do!

January 30, 2007

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At our previous after-work meeting here at 1508 the creators of www.mitkbh.dk presented the ideas and strategy behind their new user driven website. To put it simple: The logic behind the site is that 10 Copenhageners know more about their own city than one journalist – so why not let them share their own reviews on restaurants, café and other places with each other!

But mitkbh.dk is more than just written reviews. It is also an intelligent database that compares user information. Thereby mitkbh.dk is capable of providing the users with suggestions for new places to go according to their individual taste and preferences.

It was inspiring to experience to the thoughts, drive and energy that these guys had invested in the project, and it will be interesting to see how the site will develop in the future. According to the focus that mitkbh.dk has already received in the media it won’t be long before everybody knows about the site. But in order for the site to become a real success people need to actively participate by writing their own reviews. 

So if you haven’t already visited mitkbh.dk now is the time to do it. – And don’t forget to write a review about your favorite – or worst – place in Copenhagen. 

 PH.   

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Fakepilot

January 30, 2007

Fakepilot

I just couldn’t help but put this one out there, not just because it has a Japanese video intro but also because the works are pretty damn good. If you dont believe me go look at it for yourself and be impressed! i know some of you certainly have seen some of the work in the portfolio.

– S


Scandinavian designers (pt.1)

January 30, 2007

Zion
Zion Graphics

Pistachios
Pistachios
Pistachios
Amazing motion graphics from Pistachios: GE996 – Old but still sweet as hell (does anybody by chance know the soundtrack to this piece?)

mermermer
MerMerMer from Göteborg

This Way Design
We Recommend
B-Reel, not Cypress Hill but Swedish designers
SuperShapes, old site but still worth the visit, and hey!? don’t these guys from the States look very similar Ingredient
Made By Made
Markus Karlsson

– S


Domo Arrigato Mister Roboto

January 29, 2007

Check out these robots, pretty darn sweet

Robo

Robo

Robo

– S


Typography blogging and Chris Bolton

January 28, 2007

The Art of Type is a panel discussion about typography from Extensis, go and listen now!

Extensis Font university
“This year at the Macworld Conference and Expo, we hosted a number of expert font panel discussions at our booth on the show floor. The discussions turned out quite well, and for those of you who were unable to make it to the show, we’re happy to report that we recorded everything!”

Bolton
Chris Bolton is a Finnish designer, not only does he make interesting work, but so is his site: It is built on xml and xsl styleshees, making it quite fast to update and in a logical way too.

Letter by Circle is founded by Dante H Carlos, and you will like it.
Outlandish is photography creation house for young Belgian talent, not to be mistaken by the Danish music group.
Hey that’s my pencil there

Last but certainly not least check out Tony vs Paul, they really are rivals huh?!

– S


Don’t design for yourself

January 26, 2007

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (2nd Edition)

I just finished reading Steve Krugs bestseller, Don’t make me think. It’s a book about user-friendly web interfaces and it was kind of an eyeopener too me. Not because it told me something I’ve never heard before, but because it emphasized that not all users are working at a design studio. Was that an eye opener? Well… yes it was. Once again I was reminded how difficult it is decode your audience and how easy it is to design for some one like yourself. So Krug retold me the story of just how different web users really are, and what level of navigation principles you really should design for. If you work with usability and web design, you aught to be forced to read something like this every half year. Agree?

By Rudolf


ABSOLUT respect

January 25, 2007

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Visit absolut.com …you probably been there before, but this time navigate to the poster ABSOLUT DESIGN. Draw your own bottle shape,
lean back and enjoy how they manage to integrate your design into a fun story.

BY ABSOLUT RYING


A Bunch of crazy links

January 24, 2007

Go to Diesel.com and check their new site. They are doing some sort of viral thing which is quite funny.

Anybody interested in flash design experimentation should look at this, crazy stuff from the labs of Mathieu Badimon

Adidas Y-3 old but still good
Darren Firth
Banksy be sure to check out the shop its free of charge
Audrey Kawasaki amazing illustrations
Anteprima Japanese fashion brand with explosive site
Charles S. Andersen
Found Associates Nice work. Site by Engage
Christiane Beaulieu Yuo should definitely check this one out. Quite funny and good work, makes you wonder whats real and not.
And last but not least atypography site, the great Lineto


Frej Hedenberg Photography

January 24, 2007

Check out this Scandinavian photographer living in NYC, Frej Hedenberg’s portfolio. It really shows some great work.

By the way he was voted “avant guardian” by Surface magazine (they basically showcase the best unknown, for a while anyway, fashion photographer in the USA).

Site is by an old colleague, Patrick Marckesano, whats up dude!

– S

Frej 4

Frej 2

Frej 3

Frej 6

Frej 5


Werkplaats Typografie

January 22, 2007

nice work from Dutch firm Werkplaats Typografie…good work but the navigation could probably use a little TLC

– S