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Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours
A recreation of the original 1821 color guidebook with new cross references, photographic examples, and posters designed by Nicholas Rougeux
design  colour  science  art  classification  history 
9 days ago by garrettc
Muslim rule and compass: the magic of Islamic geometric design
Islamic craftsmen turned geometry into an art form because pictures of people were not allowed in holy places. Dutchman Eric Broug - who lives in the north of England - has become a global ambassador for this design style. Here he explains why it fascinates him, and gives a step-by-step guide for a tiling of stars
design  art  islam  history  inspiration  geometry  mathematics 
14 days ago by garrettc
What Did Ada Lovelace's Program Actually Do?
In 1843, Ada Lovelace published the first nontrivial program. How did it work?
programming  history  computing  maths  adalovelace 
15 days ago by garrettc
Color Leap - History's Palettes
Search through 180 Color Palettes used throughout the last 4000 years. Find color combinations that stand the test of time and spark your imagination from history’s masters.
design  inspiration  colour  history 
5 weeks ago by garrettc
Web Design Museum
Web Design Museum exhibits over 900 unique designs from the years 1995 to 2005. Discover forgotten trends in web design.
history  design  webdesign  gallery  inspiration  museum  internet  worldwideweb 
5 weeks ago by garrettc
Ancient Androids: Even Before Electricity, Robots Freaked People Out
Shop for—and learn—about vintage and antiques. Browse the best of eBay, connect with other collectors, and explore the history behind your favorite finds.
robots  robotics  history 
10 weeks ago by garrettc
A history of Mafia mob wars
"There have been two mafia/mob wars in the United States that have changed the landscape of organized crime worldwide…"
history  twitter  thread  mafia  crime 
12 weeks ago by garrettc
Drawn Together: The Evolution of Architectural Scale Figures
"As they evolved, illustrated figures in architecture (sometimes called ‘scalies’) have grown to have more personality, color and life, serving as more than a means to measure relative distances, heights and widths in renderings."
architecture  history  design  inspiration  scale 
12 weeks ago by garrettc
www.irishfaminepots.com
Welcome to the official website for The Irish Famine Pot. A source of hope and sustenance for millions of people during the Great Famine of 1845-1850 in Ireland.
history  ireland  famine  society 
july 2018 by garrettc
Our World in Data
Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.
statistics  economics  history  data  world  society  visualisation  health 
july 2018 by garrettc
The original proposal of the WWW
HTML version of Tim Berners-Lee's original proposal for the World Wide Web "Information Management: A Proposal".
history  worldwideweb  technology  society 
july 2018 by garrettc
Below the Surface - Archeologische vondsten Noord/Zuidlijn Amsterdam
"Amsterdam drained a canal and put everything they found online, piece by piece, chronologically."
amsterdam  collection  history  museum  userinterface  inspiration  science 
july 2018 by garrettc
The Movie Poster Collection at the Harry Ransom Center
"The Movie Poster Collection at the Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) spans the entire history of film: from the silent era to the present day. They're in the process of photographing, scanning and digitizing their entire 10,000 poster collection. Over 1,000 can now be viewed online, searched through and downloaded in high resolution for free."
art  design  film  history  poster  cinema  inspiration 
june 2018 by garrettc
Ancient Earth - What the globe used to look like
Plot where your address would be throughout geological history.
earth  fun  history  visualisation  geology 
june 2018 by garrettc
The crooked timber of humanity
Nearly two centuries ago, France was hit by the world’s first cyber-attack. Tom Standage argues that it holds lessons for us today
history  security  technology  telegraph  hacking  cool  culture 
may 2018 by garrettc
‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley - The Ringer
Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech nostalgia released a gumdrop-shaped PC called the iMac.
IFTTT  Pocket  antitrust  history  internet  microsoft  world  wide  web 
may 2018 by garrettc
Onboarding: A College Student Discovers A List Apart
Samantha Lynn weighs in on 20 years of ALA, 350 articles, and how far we’ve come as an industry.
archive  webdesign  webdevelopment  history  society  worldwideweb  internet 
may 2018 by garrettc
Amazing Aerial Photographs of Great American Cities Circa 1906
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In the late 19th century, an enterprising photographer named George R. Lawrence developed a keen interest in aerial photography. He first began taking pictures with the help of high ladders, towers, and airborne balloons.
photography  history  usa  newyork  sanfrancisco 
may 2018 by garrettc
UNESCO Institute for Statistics database
UIS.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across UIS’s many databases.
world  society  culture  history  data  geodata  datamining  science  technology  resource  education  communication 
april 2018 by garrettc
Map: A tour of the Great Quake of 1906
Step back 112 years to the day and to San Francisco's darkest hour.
history  usa  sanfrancisco  disaster  earthquake  visualisation  photography 
april 2018 by garrettc
In Search of Photographic Treasure: Alfred G. Buckham
Alfred Buckham took to the skies to rediscover the world of childhood. His was an imagination formed in the nursery, so suffused with enchantment are his images.
art  photographer  photography  history 
april 2018 by garrettc
Whaling History
"Whale oil provided fuel for lighting and lubrication for the gears of the industrial revolution, until it was replaced by petroleum products in the mid-nineteenth century. The whaling industry ranked ninth in the United States in overall value to the economy at its height in the mid-1840s. The documentation of that industry is extensive; the data presented here combines many sources including logbooks, journals, ship registers, newspapers, business papers, and custom house records."
history  whaling  conservation  archive  data 
april 2018 by garrettc
Masha Ivashintsova Photography
"Photography works by my mother Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000), which I found in our attic after she passed away (Leningrad, USSR)"
artist  photographer  photography  history  russia  inspiration 
april 2018 by garrettc
Links from a talk
"In two weeks time, I’ll be in Seattle for An Event Apart. I’ll be giving a brand new talk. The title is The Way Of The Web (although perhaps a more accurate title would be The Layers Of The Web). Here’s the description: Do you ever get overwhelmed by the ever-changing nature of web design and development? Exhausting, isn’t it? How are you supposed to know which technologies and tools you should invest your time in? Will they stick around or will you just have to relearn everything in another few months? Join Jeremy as he takes a tour of the past, present, and future of working on the web. From the building blocks of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through to frameworks and libraries right up to the latest and greatest Progressive Web Apps, this talk will examine our collective assumptions with a critical eye. By learning from the past, we can make sensible design decisions today to build the web of tomorrow."
talk  research  webdevelopment  history  worldwideweb 
march 2018 by garrettc
Tiger LCD Games
LCD screens from old games.
games  gaming  lcd  history  technology 
march 2018 by garrettc
Leningrad's Lost Photographer
"She lived in the shadow of the men in her life until, years after her death, these unseen photographs of Soviet life were discovered in an attic."
interesting  photography  history  russia  inspiration  bw 
march 2018 by garrettc
DinosaurPictures.org - Awesome Dinosaur Pictures
High-quality dinosaur images, facts, and fossils for kids and educators. Easy to download or print!
history  biology  nature  dinosaurs 
march 2018 by garrettc
Ancient Earth - What the globe used to look like
A globe which lets you see how the continents have shifted during the last 600 million years
geography  history  geology  earth  globe  visualisation 
march 2018 by garrettc
Weather Spark
"Get monthly, daily, and hourly graphical reports of the average weather: daily highs and lows, rain, clouds, wind, etc."
history  travel  weather  visualisation  data  geodata 
march 2018 by garrettc
Machines for Living In: Le Cobusier’s Pivotal “Five Points of Architecture”
"Le Corbusier was a painter, writer, architect and planner, but he was also an adept promoter of novel designs and theories. So when he debuted his Maison Dom-Ino concept home, it boasted a light and elegant form, but was also cleverly named — its title referenced the look and modularity of gaming “dominoes” (with dots extruded to form columns) as well as “domus,” the Latin word for house."
design  designthinking  architecture  history  inspiration 
february 2018 by garrettc
The Web's Timeline
Over the last 25 years, the web has grown from a simple idea to the most important technological breakthrough of our time.
internet  timeline  worldwideweb  history 
february 2018 by garrettc
Everything Easy is Hard Again
"I thought it would be useful remind everyone that the easiest and cheapest strategy for dealing with complexity is not to invent something to manage it, but to avoid the complexity altogether with a more clever plan."
webdesign  designthinking  design  history  worldwideweb 
february 2018 by garrettc
JSNES
A JavaScript NES emulator.
javascript  emulator  games  nintendo  nes  history  arcade 
january 2018 by garrettc
Weird, Wonderful Photos From the Archives
A grab bag of interesting, seldom-seen historic images depicting myriad people, places, and and things—from epic achievements to small moments.
funny  history  interesting  photography 
january 2018 by garrettc
The London Time Machine
"The Morgan Map of 1682 was the first to show the whole of the City of London after the fire. Produced by William Morgan and his dedicated team of Surveyors and Cartographers it took 6 years to produce, and displayed a brighter perspective on city life for a population still mourning their loved ones, possessions, and homes."
history  maps  mapping  london  geodata 
january 2018 by garrettc
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Prints and illustrated broadsides of historical, graphic and/or documentary importance produced in the U.S. and abroad. About 13,000 prints.
archive  art  history  usa  library  research  resource 
january 2018 by garrettc
The Languages Which Almost Became CSS
The history of all the languages which almost became CSS and the development of the styled web.
css  worldwideweb  design  history  code 
january 2018 by garrettc
A short film about a one-of-a-kind collection of letterpress plates for printing film advertisements
"In 1999, two friends went into a Nebraska antique shop and found a massive collection of letterpress blocks and plates that were used to make advertisements for movies in newspapers. They bought the whole shebang for $2000 and have spent the last 17 years cataloging and cleaning the 60,000 plates & blocks"
film  cinema  history  design  newspaper  print  letterpress 
january 2018 by garrettc
The In Our Time Listeners' Top 10
The top ten programmes as suggested by In Our Time's audience, to mark the 750th edition.
list  podcast  bbc  radio  education  science  history  art  philosophy 
december 2017 by garrettc
As We May Link
The history of hypertext reaches as far back as the history of storytelling. Its future, in turn, is characterized by the power of building connections across an ever-expanding body of knowledge.
html  worldwideweb  hypertext  technology  history  society  knowledge 
november 2017 by garrettc
Grim London
They say you’re never more than 3 feet from a rat in London. But what about faceless women or the remains of a burnt witch? London’s past is closer than you think.
history  london  horror  search 
november 2017 by garrettc
Lost Heritage
Find out about the hundreds of English country houses which have been lost since 1800.
uk  history 
october 2017 by garrettc
Restoring the The Toast-O-Lator
This is the best of the web, in-depth and nerdy.
restoration  toast  food  design  history  bestoftheweb 
september 2017 by garrettc
The Flash Games Postmortem - Page:
15-year Flash game developer. • Developed over a 100 flash games, culminating in plays into the billions… including Achievement. Unlocked, This is the Only ...
flash  game  history  internet 
september 2017 by garrettc
Abandoned States: Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment
The transformation of these Poconos and Catskills resorts is like looking through some sort of dystopian View-Master.
history  photography  architecture 
september 2017 by garrettc
Women Film Pioneers Project
"Women Film Pioneers Project features silent-era producers, directors, co-directors, scenario writers, scenario editors, camera operators, title writers, editors, costume designers, exhibitors, and more to make the point that they were not just actresses."
cinema  film  history  feminism 
september 2017 by garrettc
Uli Westphal - Elephas Anthropogenus
"After the fall of the Roman Empire, elephants virtually disappeared from Western Europe.
Since there was no real knowledge of how this animal actually looked, illustrators had to rely on oral and written transmissions to morphologically reconstruct the elephant, thus reinventing an actual existing creature. This tree diagram traces the evolution of the elephant depiction throughout the middle ages up to the age of enlightenment."
art  drawing  history  illustration  roman  elephant 
august 2017 by garrettc
The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street
Discover The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street in London, England: The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate.
london  uk  history  urban  signs 
august 2017 by garrettc
13 amazing maps to celebrate 13 years of OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap, a collaborative community project to map the world, is celebrating thirteen years of helping users find their way.
opensource  maps  mapping  openstreetmap  history  visualisation 
august 2017 by garrettc
Dana Library Hand
"Dana Library Hand is inspired by a recommended penmanship style for librarians to use when writing out card catalogue cards, and closely resembles the style of penmanship I learned in grade school in northern Vermont in the early 1960s. "
font  typography  history 
august 2017 by garrettc
Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci ('The Codex Arundel')
Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci ('The Codex Arundel'). A collection of papers written in Italian by Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452, d. 1519), in his characteristic left-handed mirror-writing (reading from right to left), including diagrams, drawings and brief texts, covering a broad range of topics in science and art, as well as personal notes. The core of the notebook is a collection of materials that Leonardo describes as 'a collection without order, drawn from many papers, which I have copied here, hoping to arrange them later each in its place according to the subjects of which they treat' (f. 1r), a collection he began in the house of Piero di Braccio Martelli in Florence, in 1508. To this notebook has subsequently been added a number of other loose papers containing writing and diagrams produced by Leonardo throughout his career. Decoration: Numerous diagrams.
art  book  history  science  design  designthinking 
july 2017 by garrettc
A Million Squandered: The “Million Dollar Homepage” as a Decaying Digital Artifact
"But to what extent has this history been preserved? Does the Million Dollar Homepage represent a robust digital artifact 12 years after its creation, or has it fallen prey to the ephemerality common to internet content? Have the forces of link rot and administrative neglect rendered it a shell of its former self?"
culture  history  internet  worldwideweb  archive 
july 2017 by garrettc
The 100 Greatest Props in Movie History, and the Stories Behind Them
From the lightsaber to Wilson, these are the most iconic movie props in film history.
movies  film  history  culture  cinema  props 
july 2017 by garrettc
The history of Oxfam Campaigns in posters
An archive of over 700 posters from Oxfam campaigns through the decades. A fascinating survey of the history of design and social change.
posters  oxfam  history  campaigning  inspiration  art  design 
july 2017 by garrettc
Retrospective on GDS
Great series of posts from Richard Pope looking back at lessons learned from his time at GDS.
government  history  govuk  gds  business  startups 
july 2017 by garrettc
Not even wrong - ways to dismiss technology
How do we get beyond 'that's a toy!' and 'but everything looked like a toy!', and try actually to understand whether a new technology might matter? What are valid lines of reasoning, and what statements are 'not even wrong'?
designthinking  technology  predictions  society  flight  history  science 
june 2017 by garrettc
A Big Dumb Button · DEDPXL
Resources, educational videos, tips and inspiration for photographers by Zack Arias & More.
photography  history  hassleblad 
june 2017 by garrettc
An Atlas of Cyberspaces- Historical Maps
An atlas of maps and graphic representations of the geographies of the new electronic territories of the Internet, WWW and other emerging Cyberspaces.
internet  history  worldwideweb  maps 
june 2017 by garrettc
NYC Space/Time Directory
"The NYC Space/Time Directory will make urban history accessible through a set of resources including: a searchable atlas of New York past, an historical location directory and geocoder, a set of APIs and data sets, and a discovery tool linking NYPL collections together in an historical and geographic context."
data  geography  history  mapping  nyc  geodata 
june 2017 by garrettc
List of Physical Visualizations
A chronological list of physical visualizations and related artefacts.
history  data  visualisation  society 
june 2017 by garrettc
Vectors Website Map
The Vectors website is dedicated to educational writings on science, technology, and history
history  reference  science  technology 
june 2017 by garrettc
The Holga story: A cheap plastic camera made in Hong Kong and how it became a cult classic
"Holga may not be a brand name as recognisable as Canon and Nikon, nor is it as highly regarded among perfectionists as German brand Leica, but it does have a global cult following and it has influenced the way people think about photography. And surprisingly, it is from Hong Kong."
photography  history  holga  hongkong 
may 2017 by garrettc
When TV Logos Were Physical Objectsby Christopher Jobson on May 15, 2017
It goes without saying that nearly everything made with graphic design and video software was once produced using a physical process, from newspapers to TV Logos. But some TV stations and film studios took things even further and designed physical logos that were filmed to create dynamic special effects.
video  animation  design  history 
may 2017 by garrettc
Ancient History Encyclopedia
The web's source of information for Ancient History: definitions, articles, timelines, maps, books, and illustrations.
encyclopedia  history  reference  antiquity 
april 2017 by garrettc
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