Tag Archives: search


I love ffffound.com Not only because of the idiosyncratic way in which I’m presented with “designer porn”, but because from any image I’m looking at, I have suggestions on other similar images I might like. It works quote well and I often find myself happily stuck in an international-design-style vortex of Brockmann or Crowell.

We’re used to these feedback loops in ecommerce sites but it’s only been recently that we’ve been seeing them pop up for artistic inspiration purposes. Enter Cologorize:


This site is a fantastic resource of inspiration and art direction. I’m not sure why you’d like to begin the search by color, but once looking at a dark comp, for instance, it’s real great to see other similarly executed sites to further stimulate the brain. Go check it out.

New Google Search Refinement Tools

They’re subtle, but they’re there. Google has finally realized that users need to be able to refine their search and manipulte the data-set they’re returned not just see one very long list. I’m currently working on Search/Research for a client and now that I see this through the lens of the requirements we’re working with – it’s a very long time coming. Good job Google, even if it is a couple years late.

2001 Google

To commemorate their 10th anniversary, the folks over at google have put their site and search database live exactly as it was in 2001. Try it – it’s exactly the same. The biggest thing for me though is all of the links are dead. I found the search results interesting in a time-capsule sort of way, but couldn’t continue my trip down memory lane because none of the click-throuhgs worked. Such a reminder of the temporality of the work we create for this business…

Great Visualization Work

(via The Bridge Project)

The aim of this project is to visually demonstrate my personal understanding of the evolution of the computer generated “image work” [01], by means of a free associative process that utilises the search and query mechanisms of the internet. I have tried to create a structure that displays this process by showing the data gathered in detail as well as in its entirety: Zooming in and out of objects and virtual navigation following free associations that can be evoked through online thesauruses, internet search engines and the ensuing surf mechanisms that can be utilised in the act of image creation, very much like collage/assemblage. Thus, seeking chance encounters and found objects, I turn not to second hand shops, bookstores and discarded magazines and catalogs, but to the internet. My process is inverted to that of collage in that it is the associations themselves that reveal the found object and not the object that reveals the associations [02].