Eric Baker | Today Column

Today, 01.23.10

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 [3]

Wonderful selection again. Nothing particular stands out; however, Mr Baker's posts are one of the highlights of my weekend.
Mark Cotter

The ransom note is beguiling and stands out by far, simply due to its emotional conscience. Where on Earth did you find that? It certainly makes one want to learn the rest of the story.
rob zammarchi

To Rob Zammarchi: Sorry to say that the story of the ransom note did not turn out well. The boy, Bobby Franks, was found dead in a culvert. "George Johnson" turned out to be Leopold and Loeb. For a detailed account of the murder, see http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/famous/loeb/index_1.html
Ethan Robey

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