Headbanging Hip-Hop:
Digital Craft Weekly 33.17

Simon Martin By Simon Martin August 15, 2017

Digital Craft Weekly is a weekly design inspiration resource for interactive design and storytelling. Published each Monday, our mission is to inspire visual storytelling with new ways of creating interactive content and immersive digital experiences.

Digital Design Inspiration

Roger Water by Stefano Maccarelli

For his latest digital experience trick, Italy-based visual artist Stefano Maccarelli created this mesmerizing endless flying exploration through an infinite and ever-changing open world. Players can travel the world via their desktop, smartphones, or VR headset in real-time while interacting with creatures using their voice. Go ahead and get lost. Heads up! This one features some flashing lights, so be careful if you’ve got some light sensitive health complications.

Digital Design Inspiration

Make It Metal by Crossfaith

For their latest song release, Japan-based electrocore metal band Crossfaith created this webcam-based interactive headbanging experience that encourages users to discover how ‘metal’ they are. At the end of the song, users receive a total tally of head bangs and custom artwork generated from both their count and style. How ‘metal’ are you?

 Digital Design Inspiration

Birth of Hip Hop Google Doodle by Google

Leave it to Google’s Doodle team to make our daily internet searches that much more interesting. In celebration of the 44th anniversary of hip hop on August 11th, the team partnered with hip hop icon Fab 5 Freddy to create interactive turntables on which users can mix samples from legendary tracks.

Digital Design Inspiration

Wade Jeffree Homepage by Sons & Co

When he’s not creating brand identities or leading an ad campaign for companies like Google or Nike, Brooklyn-based designer Wade Jeffree is likely exercising creativity in his own side projects—which are among his best. For the latest iteration of his own website, the designer partnered with New Zealand-based studio Sons & Co to create a personal experience that allows users to track his own data—from heart rate to location—in real-time.

 Digital Design Inspiration

The Chaos Game by Andrew Wang-Hoyer

Inspired by a video on YouTube about generating fractals, developer Andrew Wang-Hoyer created this interactive attractor-based fractal generator for creating your own endless patterns using Canvas, SVG, and React.