Personal Web Sites: Top Designers Push the Boundaries with Experimental Design and Graphics

Personal Web Sites: Top Designers Push the Boundaries with Experimental Design and Graphics

by Joe Shepter

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Personal Web Sites: Top Designers Push the Boundaries with Experimental Design and Graphics by Joe Shepter

Whatever.nike.com drew on an interface concept that first appeared on a designer's personal Web site. Musicians like Mick Jagger and Bjork rely on designers who have honed their skills through personal projects. These sites-whether homepages that show off a designer's work, or "business" Web pages that have been turned into creative experiments-are the breeding grounds for tomorrow's biggest commercial successes.
Personal Web Sites examines this critical genre of Web design, showcasing the personal work of more than twenty-five of the field's top artists. From narrative sites like volumeone.com; to communities like archinect.com; to portals like k10k.net, this book illustrates how the best in the business use private space as a proving ground for future commercial projects.
Insightful text and telling interviews provide an intimate window into each artist's private world of creativity, and compelling images showcase some of the most beautiful examples of online design. Offering a fresh view of how Web designers get their inspiration, this unique volume makes the undeniable connection between personal creative passion and commercial success.

Author Biography: Joe Shepter began writing about design at Adobe Systems, Inc. where he helped develop the popular Web Center and Adobe Studio sites. A respected journalist in the field of art and graphic design, he has written more than fifty articles on top Web designers, and served as an interactive writer on sites for films like Gladiator, Spy Kids, and Mark Twain. He currently lives in Palo Alto, CA.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564968630
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Section 1Emotional15
Typographic16
Mike_Young24
Abnormal_Behavior_Child32
Eneri38
Hungry_for_Design44
Section 2Narrative49
Volume_One50
Prate56
Precinct62
Gmunk_Studios68
Ndroid72
Section 3Experimental77
Natzke78
Presstube84
Supersad90
Section 4Exploration95
Eliwir_Studio96
True_is_True102
Threecolor108
Dhky114
Saul_Bass118
Section 5Collaboration122
Future_Farmers124
Born_Magazine130
Module_8136
The-Australian_Infront140
Archinect146
Section 6Portals152
Kaliber_10,000153
Linkdup154
Surfstation154
Threeoh155
Design_is_Kinky155
Holodeck_73156
Kiiroi156
Dplanet157
Factory_512
Director158
About the Author160
Acknowledgments160

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