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swing state on irie.be

swing state has just made the cut over at the web design showcase?irie. just in time for some nice weather too.

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tavivian group website

steaming back into the world of luxury brokers, our site for?the tavivian group went live this weekend. we hope you enjoy it.

on top of that?swing state has been receiving a fair amount of praise. it’s been considered a ‘supercharged creative bookmark’ by the kind folk over at?xhilarate. it’s also been posted over at?picked by six.

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so who doesn’t enjoy particles or ironman. we enjoy both and here is a fun little gadget that combines the two, so click around to your hearts content. start clicking, and maybe some holding.


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swing state website

two new sites from us. the first a mini-site to promote 65 days of static’s?new dance parties EP.?the second our first film site for the documentary,?swing state.

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peter saville

it’s hard not to feel?underwhelmed with the state of the design industry today. one avenue i personally had always relied upon was designing artwork for bands. however now the music industry can barely afford to pay for the great designs they need to present their artist’s work, we are all having to find work elsewhere to make ends meet. this, along with other elements, is adding to the larger realization that now more and more of the market is being eaten up by corporations forcing designers to use their art to sell incompatible, emotionless products.

if you have a moment, i highly recommend registering to the (albeit commercially founded) ‘i love design’ site and watching this short interview with peter saville. i have been feeling a great weight on my conscience recently and after watching this i felt it all lift a little as one man defined the issue so succinctly. i hope many can take a lesson from this and things will change. thanks, peter.


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another experiment using the first playground entry to animate album artwork. this one includes a song (might take some time to load it) and animates the equalizer right into the artwork.?check it out and select your favorite artwork. again, mouse-overs create even more effects.


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one of the reasons we’ve started a blog is that we’ve reopened the playground (v). as such you can look forward to all kinds of (useless) pieces of code, graphics, animations and other fun stuff. the first is?a little flash experiment codenamed ‘ballgrid’. this thing was made in order to get used to Flash’s all new AS3 language and i tried to play around with coded kinetics applied to a bunch of randomly created balls in a grid. please mouse-over for some action, or don’t… for some other action.


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hi. welcome to?our new blog.?it will be our news page from now on, hence the archived news posts dating back to the beginning. it will also be a place for a bunch of other things too. stay tuned.



we’ve just been told that ipa-nima.com is ‘site of the day’ over at designlicks.com. huge thanks to all involved, as ever.



we have just launched our website for the vietnamese fashion house ipa-nima. we hope you dig it! also, caspar has just been interviewed by wise elephant over on their blog. you can read the full transcript here. happy 2008, everyone!

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