Richard Vijgen: The Deleted City

Posted by Rob Alderson,

With LS:N Global predicting that we’ll all go gaga over the early days of the internet in a movement they call netstalgia (which they say will be as influential as punk or hip-hop!) it seems apt to flag this up even though it did the rounds last year. When wildly popular 1990s web giant Geocities was shut down and deleted in 2009, Dutch information designer Richard Vijgen was part of an extraordinary effort to preserve it as a “digital Pompeii.” It’s interesting on many levels, and also inexplicably quite moving.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.