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Tuesday, November 27, 2021

I was led to Russian fashion designer Denis Simachev’s website via this article about how he’s making Soviet symbolic iconography retro-chic.

Which reminds me of a storyline element out of the old “American Flagg” comic series. But I digress.

What I find more interesting is the layout of Simachev’s website. Instead of the standard vertical top-to-bottom arrangement of content on webages, each page scrolls horizontally — i.e., you use the scrollbar at the bottom of your browser window to navigate the complete page.

I’ve seen very rare instances of this. I remember David Bowie’s very first website presence, circa 1997, employed this same unconventional design arrangement. It certainly stood out for me.

A shame more sites don’t go this route. I’ve even toyed with doing it myself, if not here at PopStat then on another site. Not sure I can justify it for a largely text-driven content well, though.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 11/27/2007 11:32:39 PM
Category: Fashion, Internet
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oh what a gnileef
Not too long ago, Will Truman was thrown off-kilter by an encounter with a bunch of dyslexic Toyota trucks.

The vehicle pictured above was not one of them. But it is my first spotting of the elusive Atoyot truck, straight out of the video for The B-52’s “Roam” (it appears right near the end, at the 3:40 mark).

I was befuddled for a couple of minutes too, some twenty years ago. Then I marveled at how the symmetry of letters in the automaker’s name can produce that mirror-image alterna-brand. Ever since, I haven’t been able to look at a Toyota and not be reminded of its backward moniker.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 11/27/2007 10:58:18 PM
Category: Comedy, Pop Culture
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