FFFFOUND! is a web service that not only allows the users to post and share their favourite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user's tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience.
Ffffound is basically a great website dedicated to art, images and photography, very popular with (not surprisingly) designers, photographers and artists. There's a huge plethora of images posted here and one can literally get lost for hours ploughing through them; there's literally thousands. I'm especially intrigued by collections such as '50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos' and 'Bring something incomprehensible into the world! - but does it float'.
In terms of functionality, fffound is very simple to use and navigate. If one clicks on an image of their choice, many more appear, this allows one to get deeper and deeper into the sites vast catalogue of images added by its users. Saying that, though, it would be good to have a little more control over how one discovers the wealth of images on offer via some kind of categorised filtering system.
Another big plus is that there's also an app available, however i don't have it because at present, it has to be paid for. Call me stingy but despite it being a minimal fee, I would only have it on my phone if it was free, as I don't feel I'd use it as much on there. Possibly if I had an iPad, it would be a different story. I've also heard that it's very nicely designed so perhaps the minimal fee is well worth it.
Although the layout of fffound is very simple and innocuous, I would love to see it looking slightly more creative, in order to bring it into line with it's fantastic content. It's logo is well worth a mention with it's intriguing illustrative style. I would even go as far to say that it's outstanding and one to be reckoned with!
I sound awfully picky but I don't like the love heart that's been used for the favicon. Compared to the beautiful logo, it feels a bit cheap and tacky. That said, it's very difficult to find something that would work in such a tiny area and I don't really see how any elements of the logo would translate into those realms.
As fffound is updated constantly, it's definitely worth revisiting on a regular basis. I find it easy to get lost in it's labyrinth of inspiring and often provocative images. As a creative, it's the perfect kind of site to browse through in order to get inspired for projects and I'm sure used in conjunction with Pinterest it would be a great way to build up inspiring mood boards.
I highly recommend this site and I hope you enjoy, as I do, getting absorbed into it's inspiring, whacky and wonderful clutches!
Ps. If you have any idea how I can get an invite to be a member, please let me know.