In 2010, Jason Santa Maria recruited us alongside Naz Hamid and Frank Chimero to work on a project that celebrated the release of Internet Explorer 9. The Lost World’s Fairs was a fictional series of poster-style pages that highlighted typography on the web.

el dorado lost world's fairs
A Hatch Show Print in the golden city of El Dorado by Naz
atlantis lost world's fairs
Frank’s suboceanic journey to Atlantis—18,123 pixels of adventure
the moon lost world's fairs
A futuristic, interplanetary look onward & upward by Jason

As the designs were finalized and handed off, we built out the web versions using HTML, CSS and Javascript. A highlight of the project for us was the creation of Lettering.js, a tiny jQuery plug-in that offers down-to-the-letter control of web typography.

Check out process posts by Frank, Jason, Naz, Trent, and Dave.

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