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did you see the arrow?

May 9, 2007

Did you know there’s purposefully an arrow shape in the negative space of the FedEx logo? I hadn’t noticed it until it was pointed out in this enlightening interview with Lindon Leader, the logo’s creator, on The Sneeze (superblog).

Incidentally, I was reminded of this interview by seeing the FedEx logo in the film Cast Away, wherein Tom Hanks’ Robinson Crusoe figure is a FedEx employee.

Les clubs d’orthographe

April 10, 2006

The Times reports that dictation is taking off in France as a social activity.

Clubs of Francophiles gather together to test their conjugations, spelling and grammar. Sounds like fun (I think).

“But the main thing is that you have a great time here,” said Vonick Epaillard. “I expect dictations in English are not very exciting, because the only difficulty with English is the accent. In French, we have irregular verbs, complexities with past participles, lots of rules, exceptions to those rules and exceptions to the exceptions. It’s a real challenge."