Designs From the Past – Anchor Blue
Welcome to the first installment of Designs From the Past – old bits of work I find new reasons (excuses?) to talk about. This issue: Anchor Blue.
A few years ago when Flash sites were all the rage and the possibilities were open to complex designs also being functional, I was at FLY and came up with this design as a pitch to Anchor Blue to add ecommerce functionality. It was a pitch, so of course the possibilities were stretched but looking back on it now, it seems that it has a place here in 2010, trend-wise.
Natural wood textures? Check. Distressed but not too distressed type? Check. And with the fervor over HTML 5 and more live type options than ever before (thanks again, typekit!) a design like this without having to use flash is actually feasible. And so, I unearth it from its time capsule to share with you.