March 2, 2010
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The Harvard College Library has digitized thousands of historical photographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, books, music scores, rare maps and other rare and unique materials. The vast majority of these images are freely available online for public access.
The easiest way to lose yourself in their collections is to Explore the Collections – they have various themes that you can chose from:
Of course my eye was caught by the Images of Colonialism – Africa and Asia and there are some great images from newspapers etc.
Thanks to Cheryl LaGuardia for alerting me on this.
February 11, 2010
Ever heard of Vanity Barcodes? I didn’t until this post from The Centered Librarian.
A vanity barcode is a product barcode turned into a decorative, fun design while still scanning like a regular barcode. It transforms a boring barcode into a great marketing and brand tool!
There are some really fun examples on the Vanity Barcodes website – if you like one of the designs you can click it on it and order it for your company or organisation.
Here’s one for a bookstore or library:
For a petshop:
For a deli or cofee shop:
September 30, 2009
The good people over at Good has put up another infographic – this time to illustrate Healthcareless in the US:
Healthcareless in the USA
I particularly like how they used pills and thermometers as part of the graphic.
If you click on the image you will be taken to the flash image where you can zoom in and out.
September 29, 2009
The Living Library is an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding.The main characteristics of the project are to be found in its simplicity and positive approach.
In it’s initial form the Living Library is a mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction. Visitors to the Living Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan”; this latter group being extremely varied in age, sex and cultural background.
Here are some of the posters from all over the world:
Living Library>Living Library at Kings Garden
The Living Library enables groups to break stereotypes by challenging the most common prejudices in a positive and humorous manner. It is a concrete, easily transferable and affordable way of promoting tolerance and understanding.
It is a “keep it simple”, “no-nonsense” contribution to social cohesion in multicultural societies. Read more about the history HERE.
September 4, 2009
An excellent example of speaking students’ language! (Thanks to Tame The Web for posting this)
August 20, 2009
Next time you’re waiting at a traffic light (or robot as we call them here in South Africa) make sure you read the sign properly … Thanks to UrbanPrankster for these pics
These great signs were put up by Jason Eppink in Los Angeles and Ryan Laughlin in New Haven, CT.
My favorite is the last one – who wouldn’t want to reboot the universe now and then?