1001 Arabian Nights


Several experimental web designers have begun publish online .pdf or Flash 'magazines.' Layed out like print magazines and published on a regular basis, these zines feature work by various designers. Some Flash magazines have begun incorporating minimalistic animations, like twitching books. The new 'Chaos' issue of thisisamagazine.com pushes this medium one step further by adding randomness. Flip through the issue to enjoy a visual treat, and then revisit 'Chaos' to find the pages entirely re-arranged. The focus now shifts from the designs themselves to the user-manufactured relationships between the designs. Interactive web art? Sure, why not? - Curt Cloninger