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The majority of web designers working today focus almost exclusively on the new and current, neglecting the vast depth of world cultural history. The result creates a “hall of mirrors” effect, with design trends echoing each other, and sites often repeating mistakes that were first encountered and solved in other media millennia ago.
Increasingly, museums are moving their collections online, making their physical appropriations digital and completely free for use and allowing designers easy access to the rich tapestry of design history for inspiration and content. Some of my favorite sources include: