Tag: history

Are We Facing Another Dot-Com Bubble?

So, how are those initial public offerings looking now? Facebook’s IPO was the largest in Internet history, and at its peak reached a market capitalization of $104 billion. A truly staggering number for a tech start up just eight years...

Five Must-See Museums in Europe

Europe’s museums are steeped in history and filled with literally millions of priceless pieces of art. Wherever your travels take you this summer, a stunning and awe-inspiring museum is apt to be nearby. The following is a list of the...

Changing Trends, Developments and Innovations in Software Industry

Before getting into the evanescent nature of the software industry, it is important to first shed some light upon its history and origin. The word ‘software’ was first coined by chance in 1953. It was then published for the first...

Relocation: An Artists’ Case-Study

Being an artist, I’m always looking for something creative to do, or something that will inspire a creative output. I very nearly never leave the house without a camera or a sketchbook. Everywhere you look there are potential points of...

About Face – What Does Your Font Say About You?

The task of business card printing or flyer printing can seem like a long line of daunting decisions about content, layout, and typeface. The vast array of fonts in particular is a source of confusion and dismay to many people....

The Use of Curves in Modern Design

Historically, there have been many uses of curves in various designs because they contributed to structural integrity of designs, such as in Mycenaean Arkadiko Bridge in Greece, or the aqueducts of the Roman Empire. More recently, however, curves have been...

A Brief History of Infographics and Data Visualization

Infographics are, simply put, visual representations of data. They serve the purpose of clarifying and communicating complex ideas through a widely accessible medium. A well-designed infographic is an incredibly effective way to distill the concepts of a highly-specialized field—computer science,...

10 Film Posters from French New Wave Cinema

In the late 1950s the phenomena that became known as French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) exploded onto the screens. With a heavy focus on girls, guns and iconoclasm these films drew on the influences of Italian Neorealism and classicalHollywoodcinema. Highly...