Archive for November, 2008

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16Nov08

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The New York Times have a feature on their website asking readers to submit a word that describes how they are feeling this US election day. They are also asked whom they support, Obama or McCain. Results are displayed graphically with, I assume, the more popular words at the top and in a larger point […]


How to ski

02Nov08

These beautiful pages are from “How to ski by the French method: Emile Allais technic” (1947). Photos and layout was by Pierre Boucher. Emile Allais was a champion French downhill skier and renown instructor who teamed up with Pierre Boucher to make this design classic. Copies of this book go for £300 to £700 in […]


Directories

02Nov08

Last week, Michael Twyman showed us his collection of directories: books such as early phone directories and lists of world publications. This is the 1943 French street directory. Over 3,000 pages, including yellow pages advertising. Imagine that being thrown over your front fence! Note the printed advertising on the page edges. This book was very […]


Signs in Wales need to be in both English and Welsh. Attention to detail is clearly not one of this council’s strongpoints, as the translation reads “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated”. Bring back the proofreaders. All is forgiven. Thanks to the BBC for the […]



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