Archive for September, 2012
Tags: funny, humor, language, letters, music video, Norge, Norway, Norwegian Alphabet, Scandinavia, Size Matters, video
Tags: AgeLab, auto safety, comic sans, dashboard, distracted driver, font, Fontophile, graphic design, industrial design, infotainment system, MIT, readability, typeface, typography
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.
Tags: bugs, cartoon, child abuse, Cockroach Mom, comic, exterminator, Far Side, filthy, funny, Gary Larson, humor, infestation, pic, picture, roach, scurry, squash bugs, stressed parent
Tags: Carved Pumpkin, funny, Holloween, jack-o-lantern, pic, picture, pumpkin, spooky
Tags: funny, Homer Simpson, humor, Mitt Romney, Obama, Obamacare, presidential election, tax return, video, vote, Willard Mitt Romney
Tags: cartoon, comic, directions, Farside, funny, Gary Larson, Honey Bee, honeycomb, lost, pic, picture, The Far Side
Tags: Artwork, circuitry, computer components, Electronic Component, Leonardo Ulian, mandala, microchip, pic, picture, symmetry, technology
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.