Things that caught my eye this week

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Margaret Calvert at the Design Museum: signs in tune with their times | Financial Times – Calvert was responsible for signage across all aspect of UK life. Her work also influenced traffic signs across the former British Empire including

  • Hong Kong
  • Mauritius
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • United Arab Emirates

It has taken decades for Margaret Calvert to get the full recognition that she deserved.

Hong Kong protestors built small brick arches to slow down police vehicles. At the time I didn’t understand why; but the Design Museum has explained it – Brick arches – Design Museum More on design here.

Growing up in the 1980s the immortal letters DX7 seemed to be in every music performance. It’s sound is iconic.

Jalopnik partners with an automotive engineer to try and work out how the Changli electric vehicle is made for a ludicrously low price. Some interesting engineering hacks in the product design. It’s got a fair bit of manual work in the manufacturing process.

Record marketplace Discogs celebrates 20 years online here: Discogs 20th Anniversary: Thank You for 20 Years!