Printed matter
October 23, 2006 12:10 AM   Subscribe

Printed Matter "Markus Dressen has taken the power of Google Maps towards a showcase of illumined manuscripts, Bauhaus design, and medieval whimsy"
posted by dhruva (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So this essentially uses the Google API to display art work rather than maps?

Pretty neat concept. An excellent use of the intuitive hand grab scrolling and dragging present in the Google API. Though I think the loading blocks of gray detract from the visual experience.

But this certainly presents an alternative to UA scroll bars or Flash.

Also, Illuminated Manuscripts, my kind of art.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 12:47 AM on October 23, 2006

But a floating div (z-index: -10, for argument's sake) with a link to an artist's statement / biography / or explanation-of-what-the-fuck-is-going-on, would be nice.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 12:50 AM on October 23, 2006

Where's the zoomie? My mouse wheel dost not make the scripts larger.
posted by VulcanMike at 5:28 AM on October 23, 2006

And the reason this exists is?
posted by KevinKarl at 7:37 AM on October 23, 2006

I see a table covered with some rather attractive examples of book design. Upper left: man and woman and motorcycle with sidecar. Lower right: Volksboutique. No active controls except the ability to push everything around like a Google map. Anything else? Am I missing anything?
posted by pracowity at 8:25 AM on October 23, 2006

it is cool that it just keeps going and going but why isn't it clickable?
posted by amberglow at 3:34 PM on October 23, 2006

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