• Date added
17 November 2023
token.com is a platform that aims to make tokenisation accessible to a wider audience, beyond crypto enthusiasts. Recognising the general public's limited understanding of this concept, token.com strives to simplify investing in things that truly matter.
London-based creative company 20(SOMETHING) collaborated with the token team to build a brand from scratch that brings the founders’ mission to life, encompassing everything from strategy to design, all while serving as a central hub for the latest token projects, making them easily accessible to those beyond the Web3 niche.
The token economy is on the verge of expanding, offering anyone the potential to tokenise assets. The concept however remains within niche circles and has yet to gain traction in the mainstream due to a lack of general understanding. token.com seeks to bridge this gap by simplifying the tokenisation process and prioritising ease of use in the platform's design, akin to a Tinder-like experience, as opposed to the intimidating trading platforms typical in the crypto world.
The platform encourages users to invest with intention, encapsulated in the slogan "Invest With Intent."; an approach that reframes crypto-investing, shifting from a gamble to a values-led investment in projects and ideas that matter.
In terms of design, token.com departs from conventional crypto aesthetics. 20(SOMETHING) avoided the numerical and graphical complexities associated with Web3, opting instead for a softer and more inviting visual style, characterised by soft colours and human faces. Drawing inspiration from the 1960s space race era, particularly the expressive hand-drawn letterforms found on vintage sci-fi book covers, they selected Rutherford Craze's MD Nichrome typeface as a modern interpretation of this style.
To complement this distinctive typography, introducing a logo character named Ken was instrumental in guiding visitors through tokenisation, fostering a sense of familiarity and trust. This design approach was further enriched with a collection of vibrant illustrations by Bertrand Aznar, creating a visual narrative that strikes a balance between being relatable and aspirational while eliminating the intimidating mystique often linked to the world of crypto.
To translate the brand into an app and web experience, 20(SOMETHING) partnered with ON, centering the core of their user experience design philosophy on "Intent." Their goal was to streamline the learning process and prioritise quick and easy comprehension, empowering users to make well-informed decisions effortlessly.