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Comments (9) Posted 03.21.09 | PERMALINK | PRINT

Eric Baker

Today, 03.21.09



The abundant visual material that resides on the web is truly an amazing resource for us all. Photographs that we've never seen before, obscure design material that has never been published, contemporary (and vintage) art and architecture from esoteric sources, not to mention the wonderful oddities and ephemera... it is all out there waiting to be discovered.

But without the passion and hard work of many, many people that take the time to locate, scan and assemble this terrific material, we would not have the opportunity to enjoy these treasures.


When I am looking for things that strike my fancy there are certain 'must see' sites that I look at. I'd like to take a moment to thank, acknowledge and link to some of these great and important sites.

These are but just a few of the many sites that are worth visiting:

This Isn't Happiness
Things Magazine
Les Avant-Gardes
Human Resources
Paleo Future
That's Right
Architectectuurantiquariaat Opbouw
Curious Expeditions
Musselsoppans Vänner
Reference Library
ArtBBQ
Travel Brochuregraphics
UCLA Library
Yale University Beinecke Library
Duke University Library
The Memory of the Netherlands

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Eric Baker Design Associates is a Manhattan-based design firm established in 1986. Eric teaches the history of graphic design and corporate identity at the School of Visual Arts, and has twice received National Endowment for the Arts Grants for independent design history projects. He is inveterate collector of books and ephemera. Editor's Note: All images link to their original source and are copyright their original owners.
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Very inspiring. These will help me get out of my rut. Thanks.
Roger S Ruiz
03.20.09 at 08:43

Thanks for the images plus the many sites! P@
pat Taylor
03.21.09 at 09:02

Thank you for sharing the links. Each one is an amazing storehouse of information and images from different times and cultures.
armeen
03.21.09 at 12:41

Thanks for posting the resources.
JT
03.21.09 at 01:25

I find myself always using UCLA's Melvyl system. Its such an amazing resource, because 1) its WorldCat for free (most libraries use WorldCat but you need to have a school ID to login to it) and 2) it allows you to tag and annotate items. It will become an even more amazing resource as it progresses and people add their own findings to it. I'm amazed more hasn't been written about it, but I'm guessing its because I don't frequent library science sites...
Derrick Schultz
03.22.09 at 01:43

Thanks both for the images and resources -- i've always wondered where you look.
ben
03.26.09 at 11:18

Amazing, as usual.
Aja West
03.29.09 at 06:45

Great article! I'm another aficionado/collector of odd cultural ephemera and it was a joy to see an article on the subject.
shampton
03.31.09 at 07:09

Really nice collection.
BGdesign
04.08.09 at 12:13


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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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