Amp London is behind a new website for Antony Gormley that documents thousands of the artist’s drawings and sculptures…
The site – antonygormley.com – took two years to realise and contains a wealth of imagery of Gormley’s work since the early 1970s. It also features numerous unpublished pieces, sketches and drawings.
According to Amp much of the hard work is behind the scenes ensuring that, despite being an image-heavy site, the pages load up quickly. The navigation is also nicely done, with a clean list of Gormley’s pieces listed as thumbnails leading through to larger versions and captions.
“For the gallery pages we had to build an image viewer that could handle an unlimited number of images,” explains Amp’s Chester Chipperfield. “The site was built from the ground-up using custom components and it uses a combination of server-side caching and image loading and unloading, depending on if the image is ‘on’ or ‘off’ the screen. The search feature also uses our own backend indexing utilities.”
In the Resources section there are also numerous essays, photographs of his studio, and audio and videos files for the committed Gormley fan including, a little bizarrely, his 1998 appearance on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
antonygormley.com launces today.
Design Team: Chester Chipperfield, Melanie Bartheidel, James Hurst, Hugh Charrington. Development Team: Russell Hall, Oliver Brook, Bryan Hunt, Rory Cullen, Adrian Ma.