Creating a modern website for a traditional book publisher.
Balans is a Dutch book publisher of non-fictional content. Super Interactive was asked to create a brand new website that showcases all their published books and the high profile authors who write them.
Books are displayed on a colored background. The color of the background is automatically determined by calculating the 2nd most common color of the cover and fading it to a pastel shade. This created the feel of unity we were looking for.
A single book. We felt the title needed to draw more attention than normal text. And since all the background colors would be soft and light, we went ahead and placed the titles of the books partially over the background. We love this nonchalant, fashiony look.
The book profile page.
An single author with a short profile.
An author profile page. The idea was to design these author profile pages in a way that they can be used as stand alone websites for the author. That's why the header is full width and the Balans logo is minimalised.