Whoaaa, I wanna know where I can get prints of the on-hovers under the "Where we invest" section.
Not bad, I personally am not a fan of the brutalist trend but these guys did it a bit more tastefully
Hey, Mike WIlson. Your "le sigh..." was clever and funny. I'd love to crack open that enigmatic wonderland called your mind and learn more about your design history expertise. After all isn't this a friendly and inclusive community?
The 'Brutalism' thing in a nutshell:
- Designers coming out of art schools like ECAL, Gerrit Reitveld, etc. in the mid-2000s start bringing some of their experimental work into the small print magazine movement (mostly in Europe at this point) after print starts getting less scrutinised in favor of digital. See: https://www.creativereview.co.uk/the-new-ugly/
- Hits NYC from Europe (to be fair people in scenes like RISD were always woke) when guys in publishing like Richard Turley bring the aesthetic into the mainstream on publications on Bloomberg Businessweek
- More traditional (not product focused) design agencies/studios bring the aesthetic to the web after the fall of skeumorphism and the rise of web type
- SF Tech bros who hang out on Dribbble finally take notice when these sites get posted on SiteInspire, steal the term "brutalism" to describe it since it doesn't look like a stripe landing page.
- 'Brutalism' becomes a catch-all term for any website that contains an aesthetic nod to a design movement that didn't happen on Dribbble
- Myself and others find this amusing and post snarky/snob-ish finger-wagging comments on DN
Also, see Aaron's comment below, this site falls much more under Swiss International Style than it does this so-called "web brutalism."
I think it was just an eye-roll at the term "brutalist" being used to describe everything now. Would come across naturally in face-to-face conversation, but the internet is hard to convey that.
No need to give a demonstration of what being unfriendly looks like.
Yeah, by not using anything that could be remotely called "brutalism" you mean? I'd be leaning towards Bauhaus influences more than "poured cement buildings", but you know.
I'm really impressed with how well this scrolls. Most sites with that much going on graphically stutter on my 2012 MBP, but this is super smooth!
a great example of how you can be inspired by trends but not being ruled by it. I love this site.
Really digging this site, from the concept itself, to the URL, to the swiss typography, to the subtle background animations, to the background graphics/illustrations when you hover over an investment area.
wow this is a beautiful site and cool concept