Our most-read stories of the week
1. Volvo has updated its identity with the launch of its new XC90 vehicle.
2. Arab pop culture history is being opened up through film posters and other printed ephemera in a new ICA show.
3. The founder of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica, which is developing new Google Glass models, says he would not wear the product in its current form.
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And I nominate Mona Lisa, The guys from the night watch and Whistler’s mother. pic.twitter.com/lBaX4LhbXo
— Roderic Evans-Knaup (@RodericEK) August 31, 2014
Is this picture from the 1840s the oldest ever example of photobombing? Look closely at the background… pic.twitter.com/AQWUFDzFRl
— Myko Clelland (@DapperHistorian) September 3, 2014
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Image of the week
An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic rights-free images, uploaded to Flickr, including these lovely cats.
Quote of the week
‘I was pleased and Ford probably saved more money than the salary I was paid (about £800pa.)’ Tom Karen is one of several designers who tell us about the first thing they designed that went into production – in his case a money-saving badge for the Ford Anglia.
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Design stories in the national press
The City of Toronto pulled this clever anti-littering campaign over trademark infringement concerns. The Globe and Mail reports.
The Sydney Morning Herald used Comic Sans on its front page. Executive editor Matt Martel defends the decision.
The Daily Mail clears up confusion around the iCloud, pointing out to readers that it’s ‘not an actual cloud’. The Guardian has more.