11 October 2022

Total Design and Finalist win a Splash Award

Last Thursday, Total Design and Finalist won a Splash Award. Together they received the second prize for Best Drupal Website in the category ‘Government’ for their joint work on the website of KB, the National Library in the Netherlands.

KB.nl is developed by Finalist, the design is made by Total Designers Paul Wolfs (Senior Designer) and Edwin van Praet (Creative Director). The job was very versatile, developing a corporate identity, but also a major challenge around digital accessibility, responsive applications and recognition within the application of the style in many digital expressions of the KB.

From design to webdesign
Paul and Edwin developed an atomic design system for digital applications, which preserves the KB identity of each expression, no matter how diverse the functionality and content is. We converted the signature book arrow into a web arrow and, together with the specialists of the KB, provided a system that allows any application to comply with the WCAG AA qualification. We first made sure to get the basics right, and then we designed the website, with the building blocks from the design system as the fundament.

Great collaborations are rewarded! Together with Total Design we managed to put up a great new website for the KB, National Library. A textbook example of how a collaboration should be. Thank you!

— Paula den Boer, Account Manager Finalist

This case is special. We turned an enormous complex website, into a very accessible and clear website on all levels: color, typography, form and technology where we constantly looked for the ultimate balance between design and functionality.

— Edwin van Praet, Creative Director Total Design