Many of you will already be familiar with the work of Information Architects – the Tokyo, Zurich and Berlin based digital agency who brought us iA Writer (which I am currently using to write this article).
Today however, I am focusing on their new website redesign, which I had been meaning to feature on here since its relaunch in May of this year.
The design, lead by Oliver Reichenstein, is beautiful minimalism. The website is one of the easiest and clearest websites to read that I’ve come across recently. Also technically inspiring, at least from a web designer/developer’s perspective.
The new iA website has not only been created in a responsive layout with responsive typography, but also a custom-built responsive typeface (iABC). This basically means the text on the page looks and feels the same across various devices and improves the user’s digital reading experience.
Our custom typeface gave us the liberty to embed all graphic elements of the site into the typeface. Except for actual pictures, the whole website is constructed with type.
If you have an appreciation for minimalist web design, I’d be very interested in your thoughts.