Sites we like: Cargo, The Obvious Corporation, and Metamarkets
July 1, 2011
A publishing platform, making a difference on the web, and beautiful numbers in this week’s sites we like.
Cargo is a publishing and community-building platform, beautifully set in FF Dagny. FF Dagny’s classic grotesque form and range of weights make it flexible and easy to use; but it has just enough personality to feel human rather than generic — the perfect fit for Cargo’s culture-focused branding. (Added bonus: Cargo is completely compatible with Typekit, and simple to customize, so users can benefit from their network and ease-of-use, while also making their own typography shine.)
The Obvious Corporation comes from Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, along with former VP of Product at Twitter, Jason Goldman. TypeTogether’s Adelle feels newsy but accessible in the all black-and-white design. Adelle’s large x-height works especially well for the generously-sized introductory copy.
Metamarkets provides predictive analytics for digital media, using Gesta and FF DIN Condensed. The pairing (along with the vivid color palette) makes for a professional (but hip) design. Plus, Gesta’s excellent rendering quality (even at small sizes, and even on Windows XP), makes for lovely and readable statistics.
That’s all for this week; share sites that you like in the comments.