Max’s work often illustrates the vastness of this world with unending landscapes. This was an example of one aspect we wanted to convey through the use of a tall image area on the homepage.
Below the featured image, the homepage also displays 3 of the latest prints, a latest Instagram photo, product on display photo and an announcement.
Similar to Max’s photography, we wanted an ample amount of white space with refined typography treatment for the website design.
With a defined set of options for each print, we wanted to create a more engaging and customized selection design layout. The display photo changes accordingly as the user selects the different product options.
Max Wanger Print Shop Thank You Card Design
The final mark displays the full name of the print shop in a slanted alignment, positioned in such a way to make reference to the geographical shape of Los Angeles. Also included in the mark are two diagonal lines that references the triangular corners that held photos in place in a photo album book. Though they are subtle elements, we felt it was important to highlight the uniqueness of Max’s shop—selling printed photos in a day and age where photography is mainly experienced and stored digitally.
After confirming on the new identity, we began planning the new site for Max’s print shop. All of us wanted to introduce an online presence that was intuitive in its framework and usability while also offering a unique visual experience. We felt quite good about the final design of the site in achieving both objectives and the responsiveness of the layout really helped to rejuvenate the site as well. Upon first receiving Max’s photos, the shots that really grabbed our attention were the scenic shots of the beach from a distance.There is a simplicity to the photo at first, and then the details of the landscape are discovered as you look closer. These photos convey a vastness in scale and we wanted to convey that in the website design. We purposely looked to increase the height of the image area on the homepage to reenforce the idea.
The new Max Wanger Print Shop launched in early January of 2016 and we’re really excited to see where the print shop goes in the years ahead.
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