I removed the last of the ancient wooden boards attached randomly to joists and walls in our basement and piled it all in the yard ready for disposal. A heap of split, splintered rusty-nailed junk caked in decades of paint and grime. So it stayed almost for a week, before Heather noticed some writing on one beneath the filth.
Naturally, it had to be saved: pulled from the pile, denailed, two lengthwise cracks woodglued, cut down to the interesting part, cleaned with detergent and oxalic acid, sealed and lacquered. Very proud of myself! I bet I could get $5 for it on Etsy.
Our find was probably the side of a wooden box that the house’s original 1920s-era electrics were delivered in.
When Eunice Adekemi Olamijuwon was transfered from her job as nursing leader at Wesley Guild Hospital in Osun, Nigeria, her staff celebrated by hanging a (now-viral) banner calling her a “mischievous tyrant” and accusing her of a litany of sins, from “arrogance” to “power intoxication” to “sadism” and “witch hunting.”
The Pulp Librarian tweeted a fun history of Letraset’s rub-on lettering sheets. Launched in 1959, the dry transfer letters transformed DIY design and publishing, from ‘zines to record albums! Below are a few of the tweets. Click here for the whole thread! Davis and Mackenzie – both experienced designers – created Letraset as a cheaper […]
South Indian indie publishing house Blaft Publications has tweeted a magnificent thread of hand-painted transportation signs from Kolkata and all around South Bengal, from taxi-door logos to bus-signs to danger signs to “for hire” signs.
There’s no shortage of turn-based strategy games on the market. But few of them have the scope of Sid Meier’s Civilization, whose title says it all. Your goal is nothing less than the shepherding of an entire nation from its first village to global dominance — and beyond. The Civ series is now on its […]
Thousands of businesses use Cisco as the platform for their network, and there’s a good reason for that. As data and security needs evolve, Cisco evolves to keep up with them — but that means the administrators and IT professionals that implement it have to evolve, too. That’s not just a figure of speech. As […]
“Surfing the web,” is one of those casual terms that actually says a lot about the way we use the internet. “Surfing,” after all, sounds fun, almost passive. Just let the wave of information carry you, it seems to say. But what if we actually need to stay put for a while? Sadly, the layout […]