March 30th, 2012
Forward Thinking Vol. 69
This vertical scrolling site does a great job explaining the hard-to-explain movie, Inception – making a complicated story come to life in a simple way through technology.
This “”typographic dating game”" is a simple way to help you learn to pair typefaces. Along the way you explore typographic terminology and history – creating a fun, educational experience.
The Future of Magazines Should Look Like Spotify
Hamish McKenzie suggests that we build a platform for magazine content — breaking up stories and aggregating them into one simple app with the user experience in mind. This platform could allow readers to buy individual stories (think iTunes) or a subscription to the service (think Spotify and Netflix). An interesting take on print in the digital age – now we just have to wait for someone to build it.
Brining Pinterest to Life
A smart way of leveraging Pinterest for a brand, Kotex celebrated Women’s Inspration Day by picking 50 influential users and sending them customized gift boxes filled with the things that inspire them – based on what they pin. These 50 users shared the boxes using their social channels, creating over half a million brand impressions – excellent proof that picking the right group of influencers can be extremely effective.
HINT.FM Wind Map
A simple HTML5 project, Wind Map visually captures the wind in real time as it travels around the country. Another great example of using existing data in a new and compelling way.