Much more than just an updated online portfolio, design studio FL@33’s new website is a complete archive of the work Tomi Vollauschek and Agathe Jacquillat have been doing since they founded the practice in 2001…
According to Vollauschek the new flat33.com contains over 200 new, previously unreleased and “classic” FL@33 projects, details of which have been updated with a search function and extra background information. The site balances random image displays with tightly focussed search options to find particular projects.
But the studio has been meticulous in its gathering up of all FL@33 mentions in the press and details of exhibitions and lectures it has been involved with. CR has been following the duo’s progress since 2001, for example, and users can even see the issue they first appeared which covered their Royal College of Art graduate show (below).
To delve into FL@33’s portfolio, users can search by type of project or by sector. The ‘Illustration’ page is shown above; roll over an image and the site offers more detail on the project. Individual project pages look like this:
The new responsive site is also optimised to be displayed across different browser sizes, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices.
All in all it’s one of the strongest studio sites we’ve seen for a while, and evidence that when you care about the work you do this much, it pays to show it off well. As well as highlighting new work, they’ve also managed to put everything they’ve done into a wider context, too, so the story of the studio is told right from the start. See flat33.com.
CR in Print
The January issue of Creative Review is all about the Money – well, almost. What do you earn? Is everyone else getting more? Do you charge enough for your work? How much would it cost to set up on your own? Is there a better way of getting paid? These and many more questions are addressed in January’s CR.
But if money’s not your thing, there’s plenty more in the issue: interviews with photographer Alexander James, designer Mirko Borsche and Professor Neville Brody. Plus, Rick Poynor on Anarchy magazine, the influence of the atomic age on comic books, Paul Belford’s art direction column, Daniel Benneworth-Gray’s This Designer’s Life column and Gordon Comstock on the collected memos, letters and assorted writings of legendary adman David Ogilvy.
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