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Design Focus: Neck of the Woods

We’re going on a camping trip this week and exploring designs that feature beautiful scenery featuring trees.

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Last Broadcast Design Service website

Last Broadcast Design Service

I like the bold and painterly strokes to the illustrations as well as the subtle texture on the ribbon navigation. The design would do a lot better if they had picked a custom font and refined their copy a bit.

Pine Trail Mountain Bikers website

Pine Trail Mountain Bikers

The background has a high amount of blur but even so you can tell it’s a row of trees in the forest, and the subtle motion makes it that more dynamic. Again, the subtle texture on the email form and site logo are a nice touch.

Minerva - Spring / Summer 2012 Lookbook

Minerva – Spring / Summer 2012

I don’t think I’ll ever be at home with the use of a typewriter font to achieve a certain look. But the scrolling and uncovering effects here are pretty interesting.

4 Pines Beer website

4 Pines Beer

Practically everything here has a custom illustration to it, including the dropdown menus using torn old-style paper as background. Cool and quirky!

Utah.gov website

Utah.gov

Initially it reminds me of Bing, but there’s also some subtle parallax going on here. Extremely interesting idea to put a large infographic link beside each submenu group, which helps break the large amounts of text and give a convenient overview to each content category.

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