Here are links to sites that I find to be interesting, useful, informative, good looking, or otherwise intriguing and well-conceived.


Design related


Smashing MagazineSpeckyboy Design MagazineEllen Lupton Edward Tufte Ben FryBen Fry [MIT site] | Nick Sherman > DesignDesign Observer

Type and Typography

Typography Discussion ListsTypophileSIL InternationalTypedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of TypefacesAlex Poole: Legibility of TypeAmbigramsThe Science of Word Recognition


Visual Intelligence

Thinkmap Visual ThesaurusVisuwords™The Secret Lives of Numbersdavidthompson: Drawing in 3-D

Other design-related sites

FreeGIS.orgUS Census Bureau maps

Art related

Museums and galleries

The Art Institute of ChicagoLACMAMoMANorth Carolina Museum of ArtNew MuseumSoutheastern Center for Contemporary Art

Art and cultural history

Athenian Vase Painting [at Metropolitan Mus]Art History resources list, WWW Virtual LibraryLascaux [at Metropolitan Mus]Historical Map Collection |

Technical information, pigments, materials

Color of Art Pigment Database | Color in nature | Pigments and chemical properties |

Editing and research sites

Bartleby.comTaxonomy of the Logical FallaciesOnline Etymology DictionaryThe Phrase Finder |


Yann | Mitch Dobrowner landscape photography |

1 thought on “Links

  1. Michael,

    I attempted to send an e-mail to your earthlink account but was unsuccessful. I also was hoping to send a file to you. Tell me your new e-mail address so that I can do that. Here’s the content of the first e-mail:

    We’ve made the jump to hyperdrive, and we’re now producing NC Crimes in an electronic format that requires us to apply an XML structure to the content. Is working with XML in InDesign something that you are familiar with? I’m sending, attached, a document that provides an overview of the XML structure as well as more detailed information about the tags presently being used. Will you look at the document and then reply to Katrina, Kevin and I about your interest in working on the project? More guidance would be provided, of course, if you’re interested and available. Our goal is to have the entire book prepared within a two-week time frame, so let us know, please, if that works with your schedule.


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