Sometimes the best sites I come across are not really websites in a conventional sense. They are not designed to sell something, or provide any factual information per se. They are more…experiments. They are little pieces of artwork that are stunning not only for their design aethetics but also for their conceptual beauty. Here are a few of my favorites.
Fly guy – by Trevor Van Meter, one of my all time favorites. Part of the beauty is in the calm accoustic guitar loop and part from the simple line art. The interactions are witty and charming. “Look out for the photocopier flyguy!”. And the alien guitar riff is freakin’ awesome! Spend 15 minutes exporing this awesome piece of flash work.
Astronaut – By Felix Jung and Dan Frick, this flash piece grabs Flickr pictures for various people and incorporates it into an animated video. It is a neat use of the Flickr API and tagging to illustrate the lyrics of this very moving song. It takes awhile to load but I guarantee it is worth it.