NATO Standard Phonetic Alphabet,
The phonetic alphabet was developed as a way to spell things out over radio communications that may be less then ideal, I.E. a lot of static or weak signal. All the words were chosen because they have a distinct sound that is easy to pick out. Military and police communications use the phonetic alphabet heavily and can be helpful to know for talking over CB’s or FRS (walky talky) radios.
on The Dieline
Beautiful Calligraphy made from food and spices
Ohio-based designer and illustrator Danielle Evans has created lettering using various food items to achieve art.
Spring paper cuts edition from iolabs. iolabs is a photographic, fine art, and interior imaging studio and paper cuts is our quarterly print project featuring work by selected artists, each highlighting one of our unique services.
The selected artist for our spring edition is Abby Wynne of the Chicago-based design team MAKE, for her artwork titled “You Are Beautiful”. The artwork is printed on birch-wood veneer and mounted to 1/2-inch cherry-wood panel. Archival paper prints are also available. You can get the artwork here!
The “You Are Beautiful” project was initiated by Matthew Hoffman that began a decade ago with 100 stickers carry this message of “universal truth” and has grown to see a half million stickers distributed all over the world, along with murals, public installations, and exhibitions.
Green Man Festival by YCN Studio (http://www.ycnstudio.com/)
Documenting Disappearing London
I pass these stores every day. I pass hundreds every week, maybe thousands each month. It’s rare that I look for longer than I need. But Emily Webber sees them.
Based in Hackney, Emily shoots images of the urban furniture of 21st-century London. Her photos show chicken shops and nail bars; laundromats, kebab shops, hairdressers, cab offices, newsagents, and thrift stores all feature. In an increasingly chainified city, she zeroes in on the beauty and originality of the garish and the mundane. On London Shop Fronts, she has published over 1,200 images so far, running one every morning for almost four years.