Another month is in the books, and the beautiful and innovative work isn't slowing down at all. We know you can't read every article on Vox Media's eight sites, and we know you can't soak in every delicious, visually stimulating piece of design. That's why we're here to bring it all together for you in one place! Kick back, relax, and enjoy some of our best work from November.
The night we faced Aldo
Edward Cao / Freelance Illustrator / @edward_cao / http://www.edwardcao.com
MMA is a brutal combat sport. Photos from MMA fights are often cringeworthy, which is why Edward Cao's illustrations are so special -- they force you to dig deeper and react with both bewilderment and excitement. His color and textures really make the story multidimensional, as if you can smell the sweat and blood.
Gift Guide Advertisement Integration
Kelsey Scherer / Designer / @kelsa_
Matt Sullivan / Designer + Developer / @mjsxi
The entire gift guide is fantastic, but this piece in particular demonstrates our ability to integrate native placements with content in smooth yet honest ways. It also demonstrates our ability to present more noticeable, custom units within our stories.
Meet Jane and Michael Stern, the Original Culinary Road Warriors
Tiana Tucker / Freelance Illustrator / @tianatucker / http://www.tianatucker.com/
It is impossible to look at these illustrations and not have fun. The movement and color are so fluid and it all tells a great story, a million puzzle pieces put together beautifully.
Mobile-formatted Vox.com Snapchat Advertisement
Sharon Wong / Designer / @shazzwong
This is a mobile-only unit meant to advertise the launch of Snapchat Discover for Vox.com. It highlights our ability to think of ads in device-specific ways, and gives a great preview of the experience users find on Snapchat Discover. Not only does it look fantastic, but it’s smart and effective.
Festive Instagram Images Racked
Brittany Holloway-Brown / Designer / @brtttny / http://withlovefrombrittany
Behold the beautiful baby of photography and video! Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving and Black Friday with these fun GIFs! Go ahead, put a dollop of whipped cream on that pumpkin pie.
Come back next month to see what we are showing off!