Sighted on the Web & Elsewhere

Sighted on the Web: Week of August 26

By Tiffany Lambert, Designers & Books August 30, 2013

Constructing Mark Twain, illustrations of translations, interactive Martin Luther King Jr., Lego architecture studio.

Constructing Mark Twain

Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, gave himself his famous pen name in 1863, when he was only 28 years old. But he didn't stop at designing a new identity, he also designed his own notebooks. One of 12 custom-made, leather notebooks used from 1881 to 1882 (shown here) reveals Twain's preference for tabbed pages so he could easily find the next blank space.

An image worth 1,000 words

Illustrations help convey the meaning behind 11 words that are difficult to translate across cultures.

We are still marching

The U.S. National Park Foundation teamed up with digital agency Organic to design a new website to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Visitors can scroll through 200 archival images, video footage, and interviews while listening to the original recording of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Modern bricks

This all-white set of 1200 Lego bricks comes with a guide book meditating on the principles of modern architecture, endorsed by six firms including Sou Fujimoto and Safdie Architects.

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