Over There (in the UK)

January 6, 2001 at 1 AM

Ever had a hankering for

Ever had a hankering for Monet? Munch? Matisse or Magritte? Michelangelo? Or maybe someone of a lesser letter of the alphabet? The Artchive is an impressive collection of high-resolution scans of, you guessed it, art (that's pronounced "aht", by the way) from hundreds of artists.

Besides making pretty good desktop backgrounds, the collection is basically a what's what collection more vast in scope than any museum. You can't quite smell the paint, but this is the sort of thing that makes the Internet actually useful, as opposed to just a superfluous tool to contain the random babblings of various folks.

It also highlights how design need not play a big role if the content is good enough. Actually, Artchive is classic 1996 Web design: black text set in Times New Roman, blue links, white background and ugly frame-borders. It's less a museum than a storage vault. But chances are, you'll still find what you need. And really, isn't that what counts?



Previously: So it only took me

Subsequently: What year is it again?

January 2001
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In Earshot

I only really read it for Canucks coverage, but even still it’s nice that The Vancouver Sun finally redesigned its hideously awful website to look like it was designed this century.

On pizza box art

Web 2.Origami

Welcome to Obama, Japan

The Toronto Star shows where and how the seats changed in the 2008 election

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In Frame

Photo of Madrid Modern Photo of Wasp Photo of Hairy and Stripy Cactus Photo of Stripy