Web He­roes

A pop-art-in­spired so­cial-net­work­ing site that en­ables at­ten­dees to keep in touch

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Web He­roes is a web­site for a lo­cal web de­signer meetup that is as much about the peo­ple at­tend­ing as it is the con­tent of the site it­self. It serves to ex­tend the life­time of the phys­i­cal meet into the dig­i­tal do­main, where each per­son (or ‘Hero’) at­tend­ing has a place to find out about forth­com­ing events and forge links and con­nec­tions with other mem­bers be­fore or af­ter a meet has taken place.

In­spired by Licht­en­stein and pop art, we de­vel­oped a play­ful comic-book style grid, which was used to re­in­force the idea that each per­son was a Hero. Their su­per­pow­ers are rep­re­sented – Top Trump style – in their pro­file in­for­ma­tion: what they’re work­ing on, where they’ve worked and their in­ter­ac­tions with oth­ers. He­roes can ‘like’ or ‘hang’ with oth­ers they’ve met and see who has hung with each other us­ing a counter. The ty­pog­ra­phy, pho­tog­ra­phy and bold colour scheme is con­fi­dent, con­tem­po­rary, a touch ir­rev­er­ent and fun: per­fect for a mem­o­rable meet.

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