Saturday, February 22, 2003

The Hamilton Wood Type Museum ...another Saturday morning place to visit when you are looking for a little inspiration.
"The Hamilton Company began producing type in 1880 and within twenty years became the largest provider in the United States. During that time, as the waves of immigrants helped build the United States, news and public information was made visible in the many styles of wood type."
A List of Online Magazines will destroy the promise of ever leaving your computer again. Not all of the links are current - but it's still fun finding out which ones are.
Expo 67 is alive and well at this online exhibition [Flash req'd].

Monday, February 17, 2003

The Work of Charles & Ray Eames is another fine online exhibit from the Library of Congress. The exhibit doesn't have any of the Eames' films here, like the Power of Ten, but makes up for with a generous use of images.

Friday, February 14, 2003

Metropolis Magazine's Web site, to me, is an archetype of what a good magazine should do. They provide glimpses of current articles and a nice selection of archival articles. Notably, even if they don't have a full article, they will have a brief description with any possible off-site links. Plus, they have a good selection of links to anything else mentioned in the magazine and links to advertiser's sites (rather than cluttering their own site too much)They've really got the online presence of their real world mag down pat. My only regret of Metropolis is not so much with the publishers but with the inclusion of comics by Ben Katchor. I've nothing against Mr. Katchor, the writing is funny, the style is all his own and his colours are great, yet, I can't help feeling that he has the market cornered on Humourous Design Cartoons by process of exclusivity - no one else is doing it so he has a de facto patent on it. Really, I just can't help feeling that I could do that and better. There I said it. Now I have to show it. Soon, my prettys, soon.