The Amazing History Of London’s Most Enduring Logo

In anticipation of my article about typography and fonts which I’m going to publish soon, I’ve decided to re-blog this article by Bostonian writer John Brownlee on fastcodesign.com. For over a century, the London Underground roundel has got into the DNA of some of the world’s top designers. A new book explores how. It is hard…

Jabberwocky, or the poetry of function words

Reblogged from: http://mappingignorance.org/2013/12/13/jabberwocky-or-the-poetry-of-function-words/ Jabberwocky is the title of a famous poem by Lewis Carroll[1], a poem very much liked by linguists because it beautifully illustrates the crucial role that function words play in language. Function words are the little words no one pays much attention to, although they are the true keepers of grammar. In fact, language…