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Christianity in the Digital Space Monday-Wednesday this week I've been at a symposium in Durham, looking at Christianity in the Digital Space. As this included meeting up with people I'd only ever met on Twitter and Facebook, and as my avatar for those pages had changed to this image (see right) over the past couple of weeks, I decided the easiest way to identify myself was to wear the KCCO t-shirt at the conference, and…

Keep Calm and Carry On: Production Numbers

I've been talking to the New York Times, as Rob Walker's Consumed Column will be discussing the Keep Calm and Carry On poster on 12th July (I'll have a link once I know), and in going through the Fact Checking today, we were talking about the numbers of posters produced. Keep Calm and Carry On was produced alongside 'Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution' and 'Your Freedom is in Peril: Fight for it Now'. In…

Abram Games (b.1914, d.1996)

Abram Games: Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means (Touring Exhibition) I went to this exhibition when it first launched at the Design Museum in 2003... really interesting, and a real chance to get up close and personal with Abram Games' iconic works (including the famous banned "blond bombshell"). I have also met Naomi Games a couple of times, who, a note to those of you who think that all Second World War posters are out of copyright...…

David Low (b.1891; d.1963)

David Alexander Cecil Low was born on April 7 1891, in Dunedin, New Zealand, to Scottish-Irish parents. He was educated at Boys' High School, Christchurch. A political cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator, Low was self-taught, excepting a correspondence course at a New York school of caricature (c.1900) and a brief stay at Canterbury School of Art. Early influences were Punch artists such as Tom Browne, Keene, Sambourne and Phil May and caricaturists Gillray, Daumier and Philipon,…