The Design Observer Twenty

Eric Baker | Today Column

Today, 09.19.09

Here are Today’s images.

TODAY is a weekly jewel box of seemingly random, yet thoughtfully selected, images. At times tender, wicked, nostalgic, amusing, and dazzling, each edition is presented without narration, editing or explanation by its author, designer Eric Baker. "It all began as a goof. One day I sent a good friend about 50 random pictures of cheese. I don't know why, but to me cheese is funny, perhaps it is the word itself and its various connotations. Eventually I began looking closer, or should I say broader at 'things'. Things lost on the fringes...ordinary, odd, beautiful things. Esoteric images, old diagrams, typography, cartography — visions of a once promising but now extinct future."

Editor's Note: All images link to their original source and are copyright their original owners.

Comments [5]

These are fantastic, I have love old book covers, and their subject material is always interesting/hilarious.

Thanks for this!

What a crazy adventure in word/image relationships! I find it neat to think of the small scale of these paperback covers. They pack as much punch as a great movie poster does.

'The Moving Finger' made me laugh. I was looking at the images on my iPhone, so I was doing just that to go through the selection.
Mark Cotter

Its a very cool style ;-)nice
webdesign bremen

Some great stuff here - you can see where modern artwork / design has taken inspiration from with some of these pieces
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