VanGoYourself.com is a web service developed as part of Europeana Creative, a European project which enables and promotes greater re-use of digital cultural heritage resources by creative industries.
Concept: Culture24, Plurio.net
Art Direction: Jakob Thorbek
Design: Jakob Thorbek, Lau Futtrup Rasmussen
Project Manager: Christina Holm
Frontend: Surface Impression
Backend: Austrian Institute of Technology
The web service encourages people to recreate classic scenes from iconic paintings and thereby engage with cultural heritage in a fun and playful way.
All images are provided by the platform europeana.eu.
The design of VanGoYourself is based on the idea of creating a simple, minimalistic and highly call-to-action driven app interface that favors the image based content and the mobile friendly concept.
Vangoyourself.com was launched in May 2014 during the annual Museums at Night festival in London. In April 2015, the web service received 2 x "Best of the Web" Awards by Museums and the Web in the categories Digital Exhibition and People's Choice.