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The colour of devotion on Photography Served The colour of devotion Khandoba is a regional Hindu deity, a form of Shiva. He is the most popular family deity in Maharashtra. The foremost centre of Khandoba worship is Jejuri, near Pune. Somvati Amavasya, which is a new-moon day that falls on a Monday, is auspicious and celebrated in Jejuri.A palakhi (palanquin) procession of Khandoba and Mhalsa's images is carried from the Gad-kot temple to the Karha river amidst thick yellow clouds of halad (turmeric powder) called bhandar.Turmeric powder, a sign of purity, health & prosperity, is showered by devotees all along the procession and even inside the temple; bhandar is the traditional way of worshipping Khandoba.
HOWTO: Configure Tor + SASL + irc to connect to Freenode | random neuron misfires Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 8:39 pm| 16,366 views | trackback urlTags: freenode, identd, irc, linux, nickname, Perl, Python, Tcl, VMware, xchat I fought this problem on the train into the city today, because my MiFi‘s hostname was not correctly reversing to it’s given IP (verified by dig) and Freenode was denying the connection; it looked like this: Mar 22 06:51:41 * Looking up irc.freenode.net Mar 22 06:51:41 * Connecting to chat.freenode.net (22.214.171.124) port 6667... Mar 22 06:51:42 * Connected. Now logging in... Mar 22 06:51:42 * *** Looking up your hostname...
As Old TVs are Switched Off, a Glimmer of 'Tron'-esque Graphics If you still own a tube television set, switch it off and you'll notice an all-too-brief collapse of the image into abstract, geometrical light-shapes, not unlike the visual design of Tron. They only flicker for a split-second, but that's enough for Berlin-based Stephan Tillmans to snap photographs of them for his series Luminant Point Arrays. The artist explained on his website: “The pictures refuse external reference and broach the issue of the difference between abstraction and concretion in photography. [via Kottke]
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Explorations in Typography / Typeface combinations FF Good Black, FF Elementa Regular FF Meta Normal, FF Meta Serif Bold Italic ITC Mendoza Roman Book, FF Scala Sans Regular PMN Caecilia 56 Italic, Jeunesse Sans Regular ITC Officina Sans, Chaparral Italic
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Typography Title pages, headings and letterforms clipped, cropped and isolatedfrom maps and map publications issued between about 1880 and 1920. "D. A. Sanborn, a young surveyor from Somerville, Massachusetts, was engaged in 1866 by the Aetna Insurance Company to prepare insurance maps for several cities in Tennessee. [..] Before working for Aetna, Sanborn conducted surveys and compiled an atlas of the city of Boston titled 'Insurance Map of Boston, Volume 1, 1867'. [..] The atlas includes twenty-nine large plates showing sections of Boston at the scale of 50 feet to an inch.
My conceit, when I started making infographics, was simple. I believed this was a *new way* of expressing and visualizing information, a thoroughly modern and zeitgeisty fusion of data and design. Oh you muppet David… These infographics were created by students of American African-American activist W.E.Dubois in 1902.
Back in June, Iyov posted an excellent photo essay titled "Bible paper bleedthrough," using photos from my review of Cambridge's Pitt Minion NKJV to illustrate just how bad the problem of thin, translucent Bible paper really is. In my review, I described the paper as "relatively opaque," saying the ghosted print image from the reverse of the page was "faint, and not pronounced enough to be distracting." Iyov then used the photos illustrating the review to argue that my assessment shows just how far we've sunk: "…we have become so accustomed to bleedthrough that four layers of text can quality as 'relatively opaque.'" Bible Design and Binding: Bleeding Through: The Sorry State of Bible Paper
[Note that this blog entry contains a good bit of markup, including script and SVG, and will probably not syndicate very well.] A bunch of Web platform features involve blurring. For example, the CSS text-shadow property lets a shadow be both positioned and blurred. Each shadow is given with three numbers: the first two give the position and the third gives the blur radius. David Baron's weblog: What does a blur radius mean?
HTML5 Makes a Great Color Picker HTML5 is changing more than just websites — it’s changing the capabilities of browsers, as well. For example, a very clever use of the HTML5 canvas tag allows developer Heather Arthur’s Rainbow color scheme add-on for Firefox to extract a color palette from any webpage. Because browser add-ons — those in Firefox and Chrome anyway — can be built using HTML, they too can take advantage of HTML5′s new tools. In Arthur’s case, that means using the HTML5 <canvas> element to load the entire web page and then use the getImageData function to extract colors.
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Pairing typefaces in book design Contributed by book designer, page compositor and layout artist Stephen Tiano. Choosing typefaces is one of the two most important choices you make when designing a book. Aside from a cover photo or illustration, it is the detail that is most out there in front of readers. Fonts* used on a book cover make the initial reading impression and, when properly chosen, prepare readers for how the reading experience will feel when they turn to the first page.
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