Careful, though: some typefaces work too well. Frutiger has been used so much for signage programs in hospitals and airports that seeing it now makes me feel that I'm about to get diagnosed with a brain tumor or miss the 7:00 to O'Hare.
Michael writes on making typographic decisions. A wonderful read as always.
The British Mediterranean Airways flights between Heathrow and Cardiff have been taking off six days a week since October despite having no passengers.
They have not appeared on departure or arrival boards, none of the 124 tickets were sold and all passenger seats remained empty […] Industry experts said the incident was rare but illustrative of an airline protecting its highly sought-after landing slots at Heathrow, which have been known to fetch up to £10m each. An airline needs to make at least 80% use of its allocation over a six-month session to preserve the entitlement or it risks seeing rivals take over the slot.
I'm surprised that flying empty could be considered the best option in this situation…
In case you're wondering about the lack of updates, it's because
a) my home phone line has been dead for the last couple of weeks and hence, no web access. Thank you BT.1
b) my MacBook battery has died.
I would like to say that this has allowed me to reflect on our over-dependence on technology and the WWW but in all honesty, I just want my Google back.
- I generally head over to my parent's place on Sunday for dinner and there's net access at work so I'm not totally internet-deficient but it is a major pain. [back]
How to make a Taser for £2.67. I might try this out:)
I couldn't help but grin at some of the comments…
I made one of these things and my dad said i wasnt smart enough to make a taser thing so i told him to touch the two wires while it had been charging and he did it and he screamed and fell on the floor. it was realllly funny. then i got grounded :(
Here's a new year gift for all you Yo Sushi lovers. A 50% off voucher for use at Yo Sushi between the 15th and 31st of January. Be sure to make sure each person has their own voucher.
…police are looking into it. Joke becomes reality as Southampton police investigate the theft of a pub urinal.
On an aside, I've reverted back to the old theme until I can properly find time to sit down and work on redesign. Unfortunately, my post-christmas R & R went on for a bit longer than I'd planned.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Nothing more need be said. I'll write more on this later. What a journey.
London's Oriental City is to be knocked down after Development Securities, the new property owners, have proposed to rebuild the site with a DIY store, 520 property flats, gym and a primary school. Oriental City, famous for it's Food Court which contains a wide range of Asian restaurants providing reasonably priced authentic food as well as it's SE Asian supermarkets, currently attracts around 10,000 visitors per month.
Without trying to sound too much like a luddite1, I do think it's a massive shame if we lose another slice of cultural diversity for yet another generic DIY superstore. What makes it particularly disappointing is that Oriental City not only provides a unique drawing point for the community and the area, but that it's already fairly successful; indeed, both the traders and the visitors wanted to stay. Sadly, the call belongs to Brent council. Despite my late posting of this news2, there still hasn't been any final decision.
"To say 'ching chong' to someone is very offensive, and some Asian people have told me it's as bad as the n-word. Which I was like, 'Really? I didn't know that.'
"But I'm also gonna give you a fair warning that there's a good chance I'll do something like that again, probably in the next week, not on purpose. Only 'cause it's how my brain works"