Japanese Pop Culture Space NEW PEOPLE Chooses WordPress

NEW PEOPLE is less a retail space than an embassy for Japanese pop culture in the US, showcasing the latest live action and anime films, manga, Japanese art, food, music, and fashion in its San Francisco-based three storey space.

NEWPEOPLE Store

So it’s awesome to see that the clean, minimal style of the building itself is mirrored in a beautifully designed WordPress-powered website that shows off everything they have to offer:

NEWPEOPLE Homepage

The design itself — created by btrax for publishing powerhouse and owners VIZ Pictures — doesn’t just mirror the clean good looks of the store, but also makes use of an interesting floor-based navigation system, virtually guiding site visitors through the different offerings found in the real-life version of the NEW PEOPLE space:

NEWPEOPLE Navigation

The roll-out floor-by-floor navigation

The site nicely shows off the CMS and rich-media capabilities of WordPress with lots of video, photo galleries and other rich media content in keeping with the culture, retail, cinema and eating experiences of the space.

Be sure to check out the website, or, if you find yourself in San Francisco’s Japan Town, the store itself.

Intruders.tv Web TV Network Chooses WordPress

Intruders.tv, an international web tv network, recently relaunched their globally focused channels, having switched to WordPress MU as their publishing platform of choice.

The all-new, WordPress-MU powered Intruders.tv

Since they started out two years ago, the Intruders team have been bringing high-quality, high-profile tech/Internet interviews to the world with HD video, in a number of languages, from a refreshing breadth of locations. Head of content and Co-Founder Vincent Camara explains:

“Throughout last year, Intruders tv registered over 10 million video plays, conducted over 600 interviews and have a library of over 300 hours of HD content available”

The new, streamlined MU implementation and design (by howard/baines) provides a seamless experience between the growing number of channels Intruders.tv is adding to its rosters.

Retaining a focus on the innovators “creating tomorrow’s business, today“, Intruders is expanding the breadth of its offerings to cover Film, Fashion, Mobile and Cleantech, in addition to partnering with leading technology news site the INQUIRER as a content provider.

Best of luck to the team, and a warm welcome to the WordPress family!

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