Edouard Hoffman and Max Miedinger conceived Helvetica type in 50s in Switzerland (Helvetica is the ancient Latin name for Switzerland). Helvetica swept through the design world in the 60s and became synonymous with modern and progressive attitudes. Arial is a loose adaptation of Grotesque type redrawn to match the proportions and weight of Helvetica. Arial has spread very fast through the typographic world and illustrates the power of Microsoft's influence. In Helvetica vs. Arial game you can kill a few minutes and take out your frustrations on Microsoft's Arial. Here you can also read an informative article or play a quiz.
Che Shirin (How Sweet in Persian) and Che Guevara (How Tasty in Persian)!
There is an interesting article about Shirin Ebadi in openDemocracy.net
Shirin Ebadi and Iran?s women: in the vanguard of change
Plea from the Iraqi Linux user group:
"With the new situation in Iraq, copyright has returned, and companies are willing to enforce infringed rights for unauthorized software usage."
Click here to read more
Bush is staying at Buckingham Palace and I am sure he will get on well with the Queen, as both are head of states because of their dads and neither of them were elected!
Check the interactive guide of the visit here.
This is the picture of a new rifle 'Cornershot' made by an Israeli company that can shoot around corners. The weapon allows a soldier to remain behind cover with only the barrel of the rifle exposed.
And here is the Palestinian answer to it - Slingshot Camera:
On Saturday we went to Ladbroke Grove and walked around the impressive Trellick Tower - a grade II listed building designed by Erno Goldfinger. Goldfinger?s own modern house at 2 Willow Road in Hampstead is now a museum. Legend has it that his neighbour Ian Fleming did not like either Goldfinger or his modern taste. Fleming took his revenge by naming the chief villain in his book "Goldfinger" after him.