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Logo Design: Pelicans

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Graphic Design

A History of the Arcade and the Arcade Goer

In 1867, Victor Fournel published a work in which he described the flâneur as (translated roughly) the image of the public, of the city, the …

North America

You Can Now Buy Massimo Vignelli’s Original NY Transit Graphics Manual

A sought-after graphics bible by the late, great graphic designer Massimo Vignelli is going up for auction early next month. A rare, original copy of the 1970 New York Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, recently unearthed, will be up for grabs at Sotheby’s on April 1.<p>Earlier this year, …

Graphic Design

"MythBusters" Co-Host Painstakingly Recreates Hedge Maze From "The Shining"

Adam Savage, perhaps best known as the co-host of <i>MythBusters</i>, is a huge Stanley Kubrick fan. He visited a traveling exhibit about the famed director's films (it included scripts, memorabilia, and more) three times and spent a total of 10 hours taking it all in. But, he was ultimately disappointed …

Stanley Kubrick
Coco Chanel

'Richard III shows how university research is changing for the better'

As Richard III is finally laid to rest in Leicester Cathedral, his discovery acts as a shining example of research collaboration in our universities, says Prof Kevin Schürer<p>I have been struggling to recall the last time thousands of people lined the streets of a British city to watch some academic …

Higher Education

Dogwalker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

Ken Wilman's dreams of riches are ruined after an expert says the large smelly rock he found on walking along Morecambe beach isn't prized ambergris<p>A dog walker who thought he had struck gold for two years after finding a large lump of smelly whale vomit has been told it is just a worthless …