Was there a better moment in the visual history of the Internet than the America Online homepage of the mid 90s? It was like the entire web-o-sphere could be broken down into a few portals, easily labeled by fancifully styled text and graphics. Maybe Google would be wise to take a page out of the AOL playbook!
Using markers and colored pencils on paper, I recreated AOL '95. The funnest part to do was the script 'Online' in the top left logo. Also the 'Main Menu' text and navy blue bar. The 'Internet Connection' bar has been a pain in the ass though- still trying to work that part out.
All was going well, and the masterpiece was almost complete, when Shelby the Cat decided to leap 5 feet off the ground and attack the top of the drawing, ripping out a 3 inch section!
That little monster!