Culture

Kerning and Keming

  In typography, kerning (less commonly mortising) is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result (Wikipedia).     Okavango in South Africa is a particularly difficult word to kern correctly,… Read More ›

The mind boggles

Elon Musk (one of the most famous South Africans in the world at the moment), called his son this… And, where I come from these kinds of tops are usually worn by surfers or white guys with dreadlocks and thai… Read More ›

So typically Swedish

When I moved to Sweden, the one thing that took a lot of getting used to was the informality and flat hierarchical structure at work. Sweden doesn’t use titles – no Mr, Ms, Doctor, Professor. You just call people by… Read More ›

The history of the meme

The biologist Richard Dawkins coined the term ‘meme’ in 1976 to describe ideas that are copied from brain to brain. The term was not widely used until the internet caused memes to become viral in the 1990s. I was thinking… Read More ›