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“Steve Jobs list of creativity-led patents: http://t.co/Sa1j5xh1 Makes adlands “creativity” look pretty pathetic in comparison doesn’t it. – Rob Campbell (Robertc1970)
via NY TIMES / via Michael Surtees Steve Jobs’s Patents – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com.
There are some interesting points to mention regarding the sentry scarf from the Christopher Raeburn for Victorinox. First, they were made in the same workshop that Karl Elsener, founder of Victorinox made the first Swiss Army Knife. A total of 100 scarves were produced and most important, they are all made from remnant Swiss Army blanket materials - over-dyed to give them their distinct look. Ron Herman has them.
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The Frankenfont project by Fanthom (Ben Fry and co) is an edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches.
For each of the 5,483 unique words in the book, the team ran a search (using the Yahoo! Search API) that was filtered to just PDF files. They downloaded the top 10 to 15 hits for each word, producing 64,076 PDF files. Inside these PDFs were 347,565 subsetted fonts. From those fonts, 55,382 unique glyph shapes were used to fill the 342,889 individual letters found in the Frankenstein text
Twisted pencil conveys aesthetic value with a nuance of amusement by expressing the relations between the two things- pencil and pencil vase. In comparison with general products, it isn’t a pencil vase that can contain a lot more pencils, but it includes new aesthetics and morphological consideration about things.
Before there was MySpace, there was GeoCities, the vast metropolis of glitchy amateur websites, pulsating with gif animations, that were the hub of digital culture for countless late-’90s teens. If you haven’t found yourself in some cobweb-coated corner of the internet in a while and landed on one of their sites, that’s because Yahoo shut down U.S. GeoCities two years ago, just 10 years after acquiring it for $3.57 billion at the height of the dot-com boom.
Pained by the potential loss of the record of 35 million participants’ personal expression, the Internet Archive Team launched a project to save the GeoCities data for posterity, releasing a 641-GB torrent file worth of GeoCities data on the one year anniversary of its closing last October. Now this year, Dutch information designer Richard Vijgen has plotted that data along a scrollable world map of all those ancient GeoCities. He’s calling it The Deleted City, “a digital archaeology of the world wide web as it exploded into the 21st century.” It lives as an interactive touchscreen data visualization.
The project gives a visual representation to the change in thinking and living through the internet that we’ve undergone in the past decade and a half. Before the internet was understood as a (social) network, GeoCities conceived of it as a city, where “homesteaders” could build on a digital parcel, grouped in “neighborhoods” based on topic. (Celebrity oriented sites were grouped together in “Hollywood,” for example.) The Deleted City replicates this logic by organizing the old websites along an urban grid. Thematic “neighborhoods” that had more content associated appear bigger. As you wander the city, you can zoom in to get more detail, and eventually locate individual html sites.
While GeoCities lives on in the popular imagination as the punchline of design and tech jokes—there’s even a website to paint over slick 21st-century design with a GeoCities patina—Deleted Cities draws attention to the the way that it helped many people pioneer the web, and captures a slice of web history in a dynamic and elegant way.
(Via fabric | rblg.)