Word vs Icon. Which will win?
Should the US ditch the classic red “exit” sign and replace it with a green man? There are arguments both for and against. For the red:
The contrast between the letters and the background renders it highly legible, the illumination stresses the importance of the message, and the color is evocative of both fire and fire-safety devices (fire extinguishers, fire engines, fire alarms, and the like).
But in other parts of the world, pictograms rule. The “running man” sign was designed by Yukio Ota and adopted internationally for exits a quarter century ago!
The sign’s wordlessness means it can be understood even by people who don’t speak the local language. And the green color, they argue, just makes sense. Green is the color of safety, a color that means go the world over. Red, on the other hand, most often means danger, alert, halt, please don’t touch. Why confuse panicked evacuees with a sign that means right this way in a color that means stop?
All Dogs Go To Heaven
There is a serious side to religion, but there is also a humorous side to religion. Here we have a good spirited rivalry between the Catholics and Presbyterians on whether All Dogs Go To Heaven. So, please enjoy this spirited debate after the jump…
Just when you thought the colonoscopy couldn’t get any more intrusive…
Every day we are faced with signs that tell us what to do and what not to do. However, there are some signs that tell us something else. We don’t know exactly what, but something else. (Pics)
Dreams of money can seriously affect your thinking
Like the dollar signs in the eyes of cartoon characters, thoughts of money light up visual areas of the brain, a study has found. An international team, led by California University, has found that thoughts of money light up visual areas of the brain, including a part of visual cortex known as “V1” which represents basic features such as edge orientation and color.