Welcome to the New One-Way Street

I thought it was time to freshen up the look and feel of the site. The original design was loosely based on the cover design of Einbahnstrasse. However, just because there are no more overt visual references to the work of Walter Benjamin, he remains a unifying theme of the site. While I liked the old design, I need a more flexible layout. One-Way Street has grown a lot since it was founded in 2006, and it needed a bigger house.

One of the most pressing needs was a wider main column to accommodate embedded videos. The 400 pixel column width was too small to adequately present video. Also, the wider column will give me more flexibility to include images.

Another feature I’ve wanted for a long time is a navigation bar. Right now I’ve moved some of the material to which I’ve permanently linked up there, such as the best of OWS page. I’ve also placed a link to a series that serves as an in-depth introduction to the work of Walter Benjamin. Two new features are a more detailed about/contact page and a book store.

Look for some new top navigation items, including an interviews page. The top nav bar will also link to a new feature I’m developing as an experiment in Walter Benjamin’s representational theory. The first installment will be on the city of Detroit.

Feel free to look around. Let me know what you think. And thanks for reading.




  1. Thanks for the complements. I did the design myself, primarily in the name of expediency. My original idea was a Constructivist-style site, but that was beyond my capabilities. So my second choice was a De Styl site.


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