Amaztype: A Typographic Book Search Visualization

Open web services allow people to play with a set of data in their own way encouraging experimentation and new ideas. This is what allows amaztype to be what it is, providing Amazon book search in a whole new way. When you enter in a search term, the site will query Amazon for pictures of the book cover which it then arranges to form the words you were searching for. Check out what the search for “blog” brings up…

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Clicking on a part of the search term allows you to zoom in to see the cover a bit better as well as more information which is dynamically brought to you from Amazon including the authors, price, and even the 5 star ratings. While not very useful if you are looking for a specific book, this data visualization presents a familiar set of information in a new way.

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