The Book Cover Archive presents "an archive of book cover designs and designers for the purpose of appreciation and categorization". via
The pancreas is a completely crummy organ...... so which parts of the human body could you design better? Interesting article and comments.
It's not a bug, it's a feature: Carolin Horn has designed Anymails, which represents your email messages and folders as micro-organisms. The morphology of the individual organisms and their behaviour within colonies imparts information about the state of your email. You can view QT movies of the application in action (1, 2), download her thesis, and download the Anymails code itself. See some of her other work here (predominantly in German). via Madame Martin, the "French Metafilter".