Project - James Butler RA

Acclaimed sculptor and member of the Royal Academy of Arts

I felt honoured that no name no slogan were chosen to create the official web site for the world renowned sculptor, James Butler. Examples of his work can be seen all over the world. The Queen and The Royal Mint are among James Butler's impressive client list.

The site was authored in Flash with a HTML sub-site for people that are unable to view the Flash content. The smooth animations and transitions are designed to hint at (without being too literal) the additive process of James' working methods. The colour scheme was based on printed literature.

Technically this site was a great challenge due to the large number of sculptures in the 'gallery' sections. The Flash version of the site is broken up into over 60 different files, which are only loaded into the viewer's web browser when requested. This avoids unnecessary waiting and ensures quick download times.

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