This is just plain cool, perhaps not essentially useful but plainly cool. Amaztype

Amaztype is using Amazon web services. Created by Keita Kitamura & Yugo Nakamura for Tha Ltd.

Well that does not exactly explain it. You type in a keyword search for Amazon (US, Japan, UK, Canada) for books or music by either title or author. So what’s the big deal? Well the results pop up as the graphics icons of the book/album cover. So what? Well as the icons appear, the are laid out to form the letters of your search. For example, I did a US book title search for “Dog” and get this result:

Amaztype-Dog

That’s cute, right? But then click on any cover, and you get a zoom in and some meta-data:

Amaztype-Result

And the “more info” leads you to one of the more classic works of fiction ;-)

Well, it is just plain neat…

The post "Amazing Amazon Amaztpye" was originally dropped like a smoking hot potato at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2005/03/amazing-amazon/) on March 24, 2005.

2 Comments

  • Useless, Functional, Creative, and Engaging!

    amaztype: A fun little app. Thanks to Alan for posting this link to his blog. Go give it a quick try (maybe type in “design”, wait for the word to build, then click around a bit), then come back to…

  • Useless, Functional, Creative, and Engaging!

    amaztype: A fun little app. Thanks to Alan for posting this link to his blog. Go give it a quick try (maybe type in “design”, wait for the word to build, then click around a bit), then come back to…