Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Flag so strongly associated with the LGBTQ community, died in March of this year.
In his memory NewFest and NYCPride created a free font, with Fontself, named ‘Gilbert’, taking inspiration from the iconic flag colours as a way of honouring him. Continue reading “Type With Pride”
Back in March I went to The Art of the Brick DC Super Heroes Exhibition in London. This is the largest collection of super hero lego artwork, using nearly 2,000,000 bricks, and covering all the favourites – from Superman to Harley Quinn.
All the work of artist Nathan Sawaya, each piece had a little info plaque stating how many bricks were used to create it, and it became quite the game to try and guess the correct amount before looking each time. Continue reading “The Art of the Brick DC Super Heroes Exhibition, London”
On Wednesday night I went back to my old University for the first time in nearly 10 years to attend the inaugural lecture by the current chancellor, Katherine Grainger.
The topic, Confidence, and more specifically whether it is born, bred or bluffed, is something that is of great interest of me. And relates closely to some of the books i’ve read of late.
And who better to give a talk on confidence, than Britain’s most decorated female Olympian. Continue reading “Lecture // Katherine Grainger – is confidence born, bred or bluffed?”
I’ve always wanted to attend a TED talk, I love watching them online. So imagine my surprise when I saw a TEDx Oxford event was happening just down the road.
The day was full of great speakers, talking on a wide range of subjects – from Maths and Shakespeare, to Foreign Aid and Decisiveness, all based around the event subject that ‘x changes everything’. Continue reading “A Day At TEDx Oxford – X Changes Everything”
Anyone who watched the 90’s classic film ‘Clueless’ will have wanted a computerised wardrobe to help pick out their outfit for the day – without the hassle of trying on every item in said wardrobe. Continue reading “#CherWears – Making 90’s Fashion Dreams A Reality”
After illness and a spell in hospital meant a prolonged absence from work and therefore no money to splash on Christmas gifts this year, an article in the Observer about homemade Christmas gifts caught my eye.
Continue reading “Homemade Christmas: Marrons Glacés”
I was interested to see the new promotion on the side of my bottle of coke, whereby I can donate a meal to someone in need simply by uploading a photo of the FareShare logo on the side of the bottle to the cocacola.co.uk/dontate website. Continue reading “Coca Cola Ethical Christmas – Feeding Those In Need”
A lot of big companies are getting behind the NHS Give Blood Missing Type campaign, to highlight the importance of giving blood.
Around the world, As, Bs and Os are disappearing. This year blood donor organisations from 21 countries – covering 1 billion people – are coming together for our Missing Type campaign. We are asking everyone to ‘drop’ the letters of the main blood groups to show support for blood donation and register to give blood.
Continue reading “NHS Give Blood – Missing Type Campaign”
I recently read about the Techies project by Helena Price, and being a keen photographer, plus the only female in a tech department of 14, a portrait project focussing on the underrepresented workers in the technology industry was of great interest to me.
Continue reading “Techies Project”
A really nice campaign and website I saw from HP this week, translated as “THE FIRST BOOK WRITTEN BY THOSE WHO NEVER WROTE”.
This is promoting HP’s new printer which they’ve combined with a speech recognition API in order to allow printing via a mobile app, or desktop setup, straight from user’s speech to the page.
Continue reading “HP Magic Words Campaign”