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Let's make the web readable!
Agree, it's become a very bad trend....
The W3C's guidelines on contrast:
Boarding Pass Redesign Taking another look at one of the worst offenders of information design
Smarter Ideas for Smarter Cities
Circular city maps: Archie Archambault designs minimalist city maps
Rapid Packing Container: Designing a Better Box