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Notebook with hand drawn "Observer" text

‘Fringe’ Font Friday

The TV show ‘Fringe’ aired between 2008 and 2013 on the Fox Network. The series follows members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly […]

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The phrase "about trees" in the Tree font

Free Tree Font Friday

From Atlas Obscura. Read the Tree Leaves, With an Artist’s Invented Tree Font The plants are speaking. Time to read what they have to say. The phrase “about trees,” shown in the font Trees The book About Trees, now being reprinted after selling out its first small run last year is, as the title says, […]

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Flesh Font Friday 2

From A Beautiful Book: On Books, Streets & Migrant Footprints:  A beautiful alphabet, from Anus to Tarsals. An anatomical alphabet, made for William Cowpers Myotomia reformata. London 1724                                                       […]

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Cover of French newspaper "Le Petit Journal" with illustration of the figure of Death cutting down marching troops

Le Choléra: Le Petit Journal, December 1, 1912

One hundred and three years ago today, Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, featured an illustration of cholera, which was decimating the troops of World War I: Death cuts through the marching men with a scythe. Notably, the men wear the red fez, identifying them as Tirailleurs Sénégalais. (Tirailleur translates variously as “skirmisher,” “rifleman,” or […]

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Selfie on the edge of space

A Selfie on the Edge of Space

By Glen Tickle from Laughing Squid:  A recent episode of the series Seeker Stories explains how photographer Christopher Michel was able to take a selfie at the age of space. While on assignment, Michel was given the opportunity to fly in a Lockheed U-2 spy plane that provided him some impressive views of the Earth.

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Shimeji mushroom font "A"

Fungus Font Friday

Great shimeji mushrooms font from handmadefont: Mystical mushrooms create interesting letter figures, bringing an original atmosphere to an illustration. Super food can create super designs, give it a chance. Mushroom font is made of high-resolution photos and contains letters, symbols and numbers. Every letter has a transparent background ready for placement in your design. Mushrooms […]

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Graph: Fallout: miles from ground zero vs. siz of bomb in kilotons

How to shelter from fallout after a nuclear attack on your city

From Expand Terrorists have detonated a low-yield nuclear warhead in your city. How long should you hide, and where, to avoid the worst effects of radioactive fallout? We talked to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory atmospheric scientist Michael Dillon to find out. Yesterday Dillon published a paper on this topic in the Proceedings of the […]

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Graph: Optimum font size

Phonological Font Friday

An interesting article by UK layman Peter Irons from his blog, “To Read or Not to Read: This Blog will chart the progress of the emergence of the use of computer screen technology to enable more people to maximise their reading performance across the world.” In his blog Irons explores reading deficits such as dyslexia, […]

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Origami alphabet "M"

Fold-up Font Friday

Want a folded paper 3D alphabet? Of course you do! Check out this extruded origami text pattern generator. This free web-based tool generates your text as a fold-up extruded 3D origami model. It’s based on this paper from Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, and Jason Ku at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. [From […]

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