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Friday Focus 07/24/09: For the Birds

This week’s Friday Focus features designs with pretty little birds in them. (No, this isn’t another collection of Twitter-related sites—only two of them are.)

Designs of the Week

Tori's Eye

Illustrations are inspired by origami and papercraft, animations are done purely in JavaScript. Pleasant and brilliant.

Loja Birds

I love the mobile motif here—everything is hanging onto something until the very end of the page. Great concept for an online shop.

media140

I like the illustration style here because it’s more cartoony instead of delicate and craft-y. And it seems dotted and dashed lines are all the rage these days.

Pingvin Studio

I like it when sites go all out on a metaphorical design. This one has the content floating on ice!

TweetHawk

Two things about this site mask how simple it looks. First, the hawk looks stunning—big, bright pink, and detailed. Second, the illustrations (aka Twitter backgrounds) listed on the site speak for themselves—if you’re designing a portfolio, do the same thing.

SocialSnack

Some of you might have to squint to see the birds, but I appreciate the subtlety while still paying attention to detail—you can play hangman (or is it hangbird?) on the site! They’re all over the place, though, so you will enjoy their company.

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  1. By Victoria Blount posted on July 24, 2009 at 8:12 am
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    I love the jewellery website thats layed out like a mobile, its really delicate and elegant looking. The folded paper design is also very unique and clever design.

  2. By Luke posted on July 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm
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    Yeah I agree the jewellery site is top. I do find the tweethawk pretty menacing!

  3. By Andrew Abogado posted on July 25, 2009 at 4:21 am
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    What a lovely collection. I’m having fun with Tori’s eye visualization.

    thanks.

  4. By Sam posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:52 pm
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    Incredible collection, they are all wonderful!

  5. By Thais Vilanova posted on July 29, 2009 at 6:47 pm
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    hi, guys! thanks! i designed the jewellery site, and i’m very happy that you liked!

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