AIGA Design Archives (2005)
LocationAIGA, New York, NY
This interactive archive provides broad accessibility to an extensive collection of contemporary design for research and reference.
AIGA, the professional association for communication design, is the place that design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research, and advance education and ethical practices. The AIGA Design Archives are a record of annual juried selections of design excellence and the work of designers honored by the AIGA. The winning entries from the most recent annual are presented in a unique, reactive interface that facilitates rapid discovery. Thousands of works are presented in the archive browsing mode, where fields of thumbnails reward visual exploration, while the search mode serves focused inquiries with robust filtering options. A powerful lightbox feature allows visitors to make custom collections, write notes for every record, add curatorial text throughout their collections, share their collections, and publish unique slideshows for colleagues or classrooms to experience.
Press & AwardsGuidelines for Online Success, Rob Ford and Julius Wiedemann, 2008 (Taschen)Digitalthread, February 15, 2007
The ultimate collection of awarded designs, the AIGA Archives are the recorded catalog of annual juried selections in design excellence. Featuring 3,269 hand-picked entries..., the entire site is a graphic designer’s goldmine. The best part is the Flash-built interactive navigation which allows you to browse and cross-reference entries by publication date and category...and even lets you lightbox your favorites. Pretty...no, very damn cool.HOW, Interactive Design Annual, Merit, 2006SXSW Web Site Competition, Winner, Art, March 2006“FWA Review 2005,” Favourite Website Awards, Rob Ford, January 17, 2006
[T]he top 50 websites and web experiences for 2005.Print Magazine, Digital Design Annual, Winner, 2006Communication Arts, Web Watch, Rebecca Bedrossian, July 2005
It’s a great way to get an inside glimpse at the cream-of-the-crop in contemporary design.“The Tao of Design,” The Christian Science Monitor, Jim Regan, May 2, 2005
From a redesign of the Comedy Central network logo, to the cover design for the 2001 Charles Schultz retrospective, ‘Peanuts,’ to packaging for everything from iPods to Star Wars merchandise, this site will be a valuable resource for the student of design—and for the rest of us, an entertaining spot to do a bit of poking around.I.D., Annual Design Review, Design Distinction, Interactive Media, 2005“Next: Design Industry News that Matters,” STEP, Mary Fichter, March 1, 2005One Show Interactive, Silver, Non-Profit Web Sites, 2005Communication Arts, Interactive Design Annual, Winner, Self-promotion, 2005
Beyond being a valuable online resource, the AIGA archive displays a clean and clear approach to interaction and usability that never distracts from the work it was designed to feature.
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