Mondo2000: A Users Guide to the New Edge


From my library Mondo2000: A Users Guide to the New Edge. I loved this book and it was a huge influence on me. It came at a point when computer graphic design first became usable and images were first digitized and manipulated. Mondo2000 is an incredible glimpse into the primordial ooze that birthed a Digital Pre-Cambrian Explosion of experimentation, diversity, and ultra-visual communication. It started as a magazine which I often bought at the only book shop in town that carried it. Great art, exciting technology, visionary thinking. It was super cool to a 17 year old in 1992. While some of its prophesies have come to pass (people read hyper text every day!) and some have not it still holds a special place on my shelf and I like to flip through it both for nostalgia and inspiration. Amazon has copies used for $0.10 so it’s about the best almost free book out there in my humble opinion. Every image that wasn’t CGI (and you can easily tell) was most likely shot on film and scanned as digital cameras were extremely expensive and had poor resolution back then.

Mondo2000: A Users Guide to the New Edge