On my desktop this week… ‘Destruction of Neo Tokyo’ by Katushiro Otomo

'The Destruction of Neo Tokyo' by Katushiro Otomo
'The Destruction of Neo Tokyo' by Katushiro Otomo

An extraordinarily complex and brilliant example of Katushiro Otomo‘s talent from his ‘Akira’ graphic novel.

Hat-tip to Sci-Fi-O-Rama for the specific image but a special hat-tip to @ikerobb for introducing me to ‘Akira‘ back in ’93.

Source of wonder or consternation?

Information Architects Japan have produced a Beta map of the 300 most influential and successful websites and pinned them down to the greater Tokyo-area train map.

You can download the 2008 Web Trend Map at http://informationarchitects.jp/web-trend-map-2008-beta/#more-490.

Print it off, put it up on your bedroom wall. Laminate it and use it as a place mat. Last minute Valentines gift?