Saturday, October 27, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012


I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truely Great

I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who from the womb, remembered the soul’s history
Through corridors of light where the hours are suns,
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
Was that their lips, still touched with fire,
Should tell of the spirit clothed from head to foot in song.
And who hoarded from the spring branches
The desires falling across their bodies like blossoms.
What is precious is never to forget
The delight of the blood drawn from ageless springs

Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth;
Never to deny its pleasure in the simple morning light,
Nor its grave evening demand for love;
Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother
With noise and fog the flowering of the spirit.

Near the snow, near the sun, in the highest field
See how those names are fetted by the wavering grass,
And by the streamers of white cloud,
And whispers of wind in the listening sky;
The names of those who in their lives fought for life,
Who wore at their hearts the fire’s centre.
Born of the sun they traveled a short while towards the sun.
And left the vivid air signed with their honour.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Creative Review - K is for King, Q is for Queen

Creative Review - K is for King, Q is for Queen

Letters competing with each other in Chess :)
Love the Typographic Chess!


During research for the project Sutherland started a tumblr site Graphic Chess, recording chess art and graphics, which includes Pentagram's new identity for World Chess (here)

The board itself is made from 2mm greyboard foiled in black. "It was a really tricky production in order to get the fine detail and the counters sharp, plus making sure everything stood up properly," Sutherland says. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What do you mean by Billary? :-)

"Billary", an epithet(refers to former United States president Bill Clinton and his wife, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton).

:)...It all started with an interesting disscussion with my friend, Aswathi, about the word 'Blog' being a portmanteau of Web-log.

This made me dig more on 'Portmanteau', examples of Portmanteaus. Portmanteau is a French word, that is a travelling bag - divided into two components from inside. It was first used by Lewis Caroll in his book Through the Looking- Glass, where our dear Humpty-Dumpty explains portmanteau bag and how in similar fashion, two words in language are packed together in a word [the portmanteau].

         Shop selling Portmanteau bags in Polland

Through the looking glass: Part II

Thirumalai et. al. (2011), very beautifully express their view regarding Portmanteaus -
"Creativity is the soul of language. This creativity can be exhibited at the level of words, phrases, sentences and ideas. Philosophers play with ideas whereas poets play with words. While playing with words, it is possible to create words out of words, make words out of nonsensical sounds, arrange words in different order to create different nuances of meaning and blend words to form new ones."

Few examples of Portmanteau words: 
Knork [knife+ fork], Narcoterrorism[narcotics+ terrorism], Absatively[absolutely+positively], Amusementertainment [amusement+entertainment], blam [blog+advertising+marketing], Californication [California+fornication], Fortnight [fourteen+nights], goodbye [good+be+with+you] Pakistan [Punjab+Afghanistan+Kashmir+Sindh+Baluchistan]

Some more portmanteaus that you can all now guess...:)
internet, pixel, smog, showbiz, infotainment, internet, brunch, ordeal ('boredom' being referred to as 'boredeal' in ordeal)....many many others...

Its an interesting world of Portmanteaus out there used in our daily lives, professions, commercial and cultural scenarios. Know more ->> PORTMANTEAU