Music Review

Kontacto East — Japan
Branding ∖ Website Design∖ Direction

A music website focused on non-mainstream artists and completely honest non-sponsored release reviews (a rarity in Japan). As the site is the only presentation of the content, a dynamic logotype was devised which is randomly loaded per page. Letter construction is made from slices of sound waves — the most basic building blocks of music, and also formally related to synthesis (most of the covered music genres are electronic-based).

One subtle design invention — since the image content is fairly random in terms of color and quality, a large color palette was created which is then randomly applied to dividers. With this, the site appears to imitate and integrate the visual content rather than fight against it.

Home page
Reviews index in one of five randomly loaded arrangements with pull quotes that link to article they‘re from
Review page
News index
News item
Feature index with custom name constructions
Artist curated top ten charts with multi-store purchase links via the dots on the right column