Design Focus

Friday Focus 04/06/12: By Four

We’re already into the fourth month of the year, and this week we’re featuring designs whose main navigation strictly use that number.

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Brand Almanac website

Brand Almanac

There’s a chalkboard look on the homepage, plus circular links that contrast against the four boxes and alternate with slideshow photographs. On the inside it’s a lighter look while still retaining that classic, old school, neutral feel.

Raffaele Leone's website

Raffaele Leone

I like the keyboard navigation all the way into the deeper sections like the portfolio, but using the bright colors as backgrounds on top of the chunky font in white and black, it’s a bit much.

Planet Propaganda website

Planet Propaganda

The navigation’s actually on top of the full-screen slideshow, but arranged in a triangular, X-mark fashion, carrying both the studio’s logo and slogan—smart and effective move. The shape is repeated in their about page as well.

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