Standout Series v:4our

December 15, 2008

I came to a realization today that I temporarily halted the Standout Series for no reason whatsoever. So in the interest of all things web design (I’ve been attempting to redesign my own site which should be finished soon) I came across Digitalmash design, the work of Rob Morris. A seven year expert in the world of web design his 3rd version of his web site was so good and clean that it was copied and hacked only a week after it was put up. His blog readers successfully bombarded the designer of the other site with emails and it has since been removed. Clean and concise design, functionality, and usability are all relevant in every design. His print work is also spectacular. Sharp and crisp colors and a great variety all round out his portfolio. Check out the case study for GLEAN to gain some insight into Rob’s brain. And Happy Holidays to all. May this time of year bring all of us fun design gifts and more work!

Welcome back, or nice to meet you.  I’ve decided to start a new series devoted to the standout pages/designers/fonts/photographers that I see. Something unique… truly unique that grabs my attention and holds it. These days it is rare to stay at a page for more than a few seconds but i spent at least 15 min poking around and admiring the interface. So to kick it off we begin the series with OurType. OurType is not only a great site for font viewing but the site design is fresh, stylistic and most of all… it’s entertaining. Designed by group94 a Belgian based flasah and web developer (who also has an interesting, yet confusing web site), OurType is the brainchild of Fred Smeijers, who has been a belgian type designer for over twenty years. Play around in the try section for a while. You might even buy something. The typefaces are clean, contemporary and interestingly unique. If you have any suggestions for the standout series I’m think about doing it on a weekly basis.

www.ourtype.be