One Giant Read

Space to explore new ideas.

One Giant Read


Literature Works set us the ambitious goal to design and create an interactive and engaging website for their new reading project – One Giant Read. This project would follow the progress of Tim Peake and his Principia mission, along with competitions, films, media casts, podcasts and all things science, sci-fi and literature. We would need to make an online hub for the project which was inviting to read and easy to update.


With large amounts of articles, images and videos to display, we opted for a magazine-style website layout. This enabled visitors to gain a good overview of the site’s latest content and archived material at a glance. A well-planned structure of categories for each piece of content also helped aid user navigation, and guided the organisation in making updates. Style-wise, we opted for sky-blue line details and a geometric modernist font, which suit the futuristic subject matter. An animated space travel background added an element of fun.


The result is fully responsive and retina-ready, future-proofed website for use on a variety of devices. The whole site utilises strong visuals inspired by the subject material and is presented in a compact and user-friendly interface. Acting as an interactive ‘digital magazine’, each month brings about a new topic for content whilst older articles are stored creating an information archive.


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Alex Cluness - Development Director

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