Posts Tagged ‘language’

Werner Herzog, 30 years ago

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Werner Herzog, 1980, speaking about TV and advertising and how films function while eating his shoe in public to help Errol Morris get his first major film released. See also The Occasional Diary Entries of German Director Werner Herzog. I wish I could speak as well in a second language as Herzog does, and I like his sense of the impoverishment of our shared language of images, an observation that seems completely undated in 2010.

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Ambigrams

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

This post is for Paul, who recently pointed out that the “ouno” logo above is an ambigram, and who suggested looking at the work of Scott Kim who made the two animated ambigrams above and below. I did know that “ouno” was the same right-side up as upside down—it was partly chosen for that—but I didn’t know there was a name for this phenomenon.

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