Archive for September, 2012

Size Matters – Norwegian Alphabet [video]

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Fonts Influence Driving Safety – MIT Study

Wired reports –

New research out of MIT shows that small changes to in-vehicle technology, such as the font automakers choose for an infotainment system, can have a significant effect on just how much a driver is distracted. The research adds nuance to the debate on distracted driving, and it could forever change the look of your dashboard. The study was a collaboration between MIT’s AgeLab and Monotype, a font designer and holding company whose portfolio includes some of the most commonly used typefaces, and who first suggested the link between font and driver distraction.

Continue reading HERE

 

Incredibly Realistic Carved Pumpkins [pics]

Found a page of pumpkins carved with very realistic faces.

Check out all the pics HERE.

Mitt Romney Gets Homer Simpson’s Vote [video]

Artwork From Electronic Components

ThisIsColossal reports that Leonardo Ulian, is an artist who carefully solders a myriad of computer components, circuitry and microchips to create these precisely symmetrical mandalas. The straight lines and symmetry may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the choice of media is certainly unusual.

Check out more pics of the work HERE

 

Double Contractions – I Didn’t Know About Them

I recently found this Wiktionary page listing Double Contractions. Additional investigation indicates that they are considered correct usage, at least in certain situations (such as dialogue). Who knew?

Double contractions are those words which contain two contractional clitics, such as n’t and ’ve. Both contractions are marked with apostrophes. Such as – shouldn’t’ve.

 

Tiny Oil Paintings on Pennies [pics]

BuzzFeed presented a small set of oil paintings done on pennies by artist  Jacqueline Lou Skaggs.

Check out the paintings HERE

 

 


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