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Comments (9) Posted 07.03.10 | PERMALINK | PRINT

Eric Baker

Today, 07.04.10



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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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Eric—love the timely Russian spy reference, and I want a can of those tasty ribs! Happy 4th!
John L.
07.03.10 at 10:26

I would love to see the images on that View Master reel. It says it's from Six Flags over Texas and it's titled Mexicans and Confederates! I'm sure anything on it would be very politically incorrect in this day and age. And rightfully so. But I'm so curious!
Sara Elizabeth
07.03.10 at 01:24

Bizarre synchronicity: I just saw an actual print of today's main image (Vignelli flag) on the wall in the corridor of Stanford Hospital. It has an interesting story, which was printed on the accompanying tag.
Ron Rifkin
07.03.10 at 04:26

Happy 4th of July Eric.
Carl W. Smith
07.03.10 at 10:26

234 years of independence . . .




07.04.10 at 05:55

This poster celebrates not a melting pot, but the lively interaction of the different ethnic groups that make the United States.



07.04.10 at 07:23

Happy Fourth to all!
Gretchen
07.05.10 at 07:47

Servimos solamente a blancos, no a españoles ni mexicanos.
Well, well, that image Is still working, specially in Arizona. Shame!
Romeo
07.06.10 at 04:34

Just goes to prove that Nationalism is always ugly.
aloha
07.09.10 at 10:58



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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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