Get Rid of the Words


Do words get in the way of your enjoyment of images?

Swiss Miss (a design blog and studio run by Tina Roth Eisenberg) just announced the Wordless Web: “a simple browser plug-in that makes the words on any site invisible, so the only thing left to see are the pictures. No text means no context. You’re free to enjoy the images in their purest form, without names, labels, definitions, or purpose. File this under playful and not necessarily all that useful. Project by Ji Lee / Coding by Cory Forsyth.”

CRI_67714.jpg(c) MoMA
This is not unlike the 1969 piece in which Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) removed the words to Un Coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard ( A Cast of the Dice will Never Abolish Chance) by Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898).