I have to tell you about The Red List. My new favourite website. Launched on the 17th of January 2012 by Delphine de Canecaude, a Paris-based art director and a photography expert, this design ‘trend book’ provides users with free access to thousands of images – both contemporary and historical – all sorted, filed, labelled and showcased in a way that provides you with a wonderfully coherent source of inspiration.
I had a quick chat with Delphine who said “It is based on the idea of online appropriability of the works of art. It showcases works and images that are already available elsewhere online and lists them to give them a new meaning and sense.”
I can see that it has a long way to go yet but the beginnings of The Red List are good and I’ve found myself getting lost in it a few times already – the film section is particularly captivating. The list of contributors is quite frankly shit hot and with the ability to create your own Red List it has a nice little Pinterest feel about it. Have a look, get lost, enjoy.