Vague But Exciting

A2, folding to A5
Vivid Projects

An exhibition of ten artists responding to the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, sparked in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee’s CERN paper Information Management: A Proposal, described as ‘vague, but interesting’ by his manager.

The design imagines Berners-Lee’s 1989 computer seeing the next 30 years of the web, from nyancat to paywalls, via Kim K ‘breaking the internet’, ‘St. Petersburg Troll Farms’, the obligatory cute kittens and 410,757,864,530 open browser windows.

The windows are based on the NeXTSTEP interface, used at CERN in 1989, and images are processed using the Atkinson dither, a beautiful early method of producing bitmap images. The main header typeface is Production Type’s Minotaur.

Print by Emmerson Press.

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