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Comments (3) Posted 11.01.08 | PERMALINK | PRINT

Eric Baker

Today, 11.01.08



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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.
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I do have to ask:

What does D.O. do this? Inspiration?
James
11.01.08 at 01:01

Again, OUTSTANDING STUFF!
KEEP IT UP!
pat Taylor
11.02.08 at 10:02

I like to visit Eric's image lists regularly. Given that there's no (apparent) separate RSS feed for them, it'd help if there were a separate category for them or, at least, if his name appeared in the authors archive.
Simon Fodden
11.04.08 at 08:58


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Eric Baker is a designer, author, adjunct professor of graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York and a two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant for his independent design history projects.
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