Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Happy birthday, Mr. Wright 

Google has done some wonderful themed variations on their logo. I have to say that this is just about my favorite. I particularly like the hand-rendered quality of the letters, with the consistent slant to the shading that architects learn in school... or did, before computer graphics became the rage.

Frank Lloyd Wright, a remarkably talented and extremely eccentric man, was born 138 years ago today.

The second "o" in "Google" looks like a construction of blocks from the Froebel Gifts, a series of educational materials that were important in Wright's early spatial development. Wright's Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater are, like the man himself, iconic.