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Comments (10) Posted 01.30.10 | PERMALINK | PRINT

Eric Baker

Today, 01.30.10



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.
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I’ve been following Eric’s collections for a while now. I cannot believe the quality of images he finds. We all have those collections, if only in our minds, not in our drawers, but he actually pulls them together and even gives us the sources.

Not many things on the web give me as much pleasure, inspiration and encouragement as the TODAY column.

Had to be said.
erik spiekermann
01.30.10 at 10:13

Hey: check the time I posted this! Unintentional but meaningful I’m sure. This one’s for you, Eric.

Other Erik
erik spiekermann
01.30.10 at 10:15

Nice image collection
Azam Zaki
01.30.10 at 04:42

erik, many thanks! nothing linked on your 2nd note!
cheers from Dubai!
the other eric
eic baker
01.30.10 at 10:55

I have known Eric for over 20 years and love that he is still collecting. I will be scanning something special for you, Eric in the next few days from the former "DDR".
Diana
PS. I sent to you an e mail at your office.
Diana Graham
02.05.10 at 11:55

I didn’t link anything, just dedicated the date i posted my comment:
01.30.10 at 10:13
Happy coincidence

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erik spiekermann
02.06.10 at 05:54

Dear Sir:

I think that you are doing important work.
Keep going for as long as you can.

Regards,
Chris Gould
Chris Gould
02.08.10 at 11:41

Eric,
Your postings make my eyes smile. I've been following your collections for a while now and agree with Mr. Spiekermann that "Not many things on the web give me as much pleasure, inspiration and encouragement".
More please?
Regards,
Donna McGuire
Donna McGuire
02.09.10 at 10:16

great eye eric. fab edits. would make a lovely 2000 page book.
vaughan oliver
02.13.10 at 03:32

I LOVE all the images that you put up here !!! Keep up the good work :)
MANALI AGRAWAL
03.13.10 at 01:24



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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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