Beautiful web design

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time these days learning about graphic design and typography.  It’s fascinating stuff.  Since heading down this path, I’ve found a couple of absolutely beautiful examples of web design.  In particular, Jason Santa Maria‘s article on the “Death Throes of Print” and Mandy Brown’s “this is a working library.”  Both offer simple but striking pages that just beg to be read.  Not only that, they don’t fall back on Flash and other proprietary technologies and render well on even the most basic of browsers.

If print is indeed in it’s death throws, one upside is that graphic designers and typographers are turning their attention to the web.  The results are striking.

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