Digital Design & Development
Little Brown and Company imprint, Reagan Arthur Books, selected ERA404 to design the site for their inaugural release, The Unnamed, by Joshua Ferris. The site features 35 original sound-bytes of mysterious diseases, tracked onto original footage from a Grand Central Terminal security video feed. Fans of Mr. Ferris may also learn about the book, author, and read excerpts, press, praise, watch trailers, listen to audio interviews and follow a host of links by the author.
ERA404, who has worked with author, Jonathan Safran Foer, on The Project Museum (his personal site) and Who is Augustine? (the exploratory site for Everything is Illuminated) just launched the site for Foer’s much anticipated third book, Eating Animals (Little, Brown and Company, 11/2009). This book, though focused on the same audiences as his fiction, departs from his traditional work in that it is an exploration on his paternal concerns for meat consumption. Watch the trailer, learn about the book and author and interact in the Eating Animals forums.
Be careful, though. He has already converted Natalie Portman. You could be next…
“Working with ERA404 has been not only productive, but pleasurable. They’re hugely imaginative, technical wizards. But more than that, they’re some of the nicest, most responsive people around.”
Jonathan Safran Foer
Jane Goldman and Carol Balacek, of Instant Comma, Inc., approached ERA404 about designing and developing the online presence for their new magazine, CHOW. The magazine, dedicated to “Food, Drink and Fun,” has a youthful, energetic approach to cuisine. With this in mind, ERA404 designer, Chris Whaites, and developer, Juliano Ghisi, created a site showcasing the periodical’s style and culture.
“We changed our priorities during the development process, and ERA404 was quick to shift gears to meet our new requirements. They proved to be flexible and professional.”
Carol Balacek, CIO
ERA404 had the honor of working with Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe to design and develop the official site for the late tennis legend, Arthur Ashe.
The site features information and videos on Mr. Ashe’s life, lessons and legacy, an introduction, and a fully-interactive guided site tour.
ERA404’s most most visited work is the exploratory site for Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel, Everything is Illuminated. Who is Augustine features an online community (Heritage Tourists), streaming video, secret clicks and passages from the novel itself.
Mark Courtney, Founder of New York’s Courtney & Co, hired ERA404 to develop the Residences, Grand Cayman, site for their client, Ritz-Carlton. The site, designed by Courtney & Co., features interactive image galleries, property listings, streaming music and dynamic content.