This is a pretty fantastic history of gendered marketing in the video game industry (and it has such great illustrations!). Long, but well worth the read.
Erik Spiekermann, who has crafted dozens of version of the alphabet for companies and cities, believes typeface designers have an obligation to craft letters that are not just pretty but practical, too.
"User interface designers must forget their vanity...don't forget you're running a service. You are supposed to design something for other people, not yourself or your mother" said Spiekermann, at Gigaom's Roadmap conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Even to the seasoned eater approaching new cuisines with an open mind, it can still be difficult to fully embrace something that falls well outside of established norms. Far beyond unexpected flavor combinations or uncommon ingredients, raw "uncooking" essentially turns the entire concept of hot food preparation on its head. Largely due to a lack of exposure, the concept remains abstract at best for most of the world, which I'm quickly learning is a real shame.
If you deny my request for a pardon, I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have a country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal.
— Chelsea Manning, in her letter to the president requesting pardon