What is it about the Swiss? Or, to be precise: what is it about the Swiss and their sans serif typefaces? Helvetica and Univers both emerged from Switzerland in the same year–1957–and went out to shape the modern world. They would sort out not just transport systems but whole cities, and no typefaces ever looked more sure of themselves or their purpose. The two fonts appeared at a time when Europe had thrown off all shackles of postwar austerity and had already made a strong contribution to midcentury modernism. You could sit in your Bertoia Diamond chair (Italy, 1952) and read about a forthcoming concept called Ikea (Sweden, 1958), while all around you buildings began to get squarer and more functional. Helvetica and Univers were perfectly suited to this period, and their use reflected another pervasive force of the age–the coming of mass travel and modern consumerism. … [Read more...] about How Helvetica Conquered The World With Its Cool, Comforting Logic
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But since Trump took office, we’ve learned plenty of other details about his relationship with Deutsche Bank, as well as the extent of the bank’s dealings with other figures, including the Kushner family and Jeffrey Epstein. And that’s almost all due to the intrepid reporting of The New York Times‘s David Enrich, whose reporting on the bank has shed light on the dark corners of Wall Street and the favors that financial firms do for their favorite clients. In his must-read articles, Enrich has revealed how Trump sought a loan from Deutsche Bank during the 2016 campaign, that anti-money-laundering specialists at the bank flagged multiple transactions involving entities controlled by Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, that federal prosecutors subpoenaed bank records from Deutsche about entities associated with Kushner’s family, and that the bank introduced Trump to wealthy Russian investors. … [Read more...] about The journalist who revealed the secrets of Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank
But remember, the lender’s internal limit of 40 per cent as EMI cap may not be realistic for everyone. For example, if you earn Rs 1 lakh and have expenses of Rs 30,000 a month, then you can easily go for a loan with Rs 40,000 EMI. But for someone with the same Rs 1 lakh salary, but having Rs 75,000 in expenses, will find the Rs 40,000 EMI unaffordable. … [Read more...] about Home loan: How much can you afford?
Eating food prepared by menstruating women will make you an ox in your next "avatar" while a menstruating woman who cooks food for her husband will be a "kutri (bitch)" in her next life. These are the teachings being preached by Swami Krushnaswarup Dasji of Swaminarayan Bhuj Mandir, according to a report by Ahmedabad Mirror. … [Read more...] about Eating food prepared by menstruating women will make you an ox in next life, says Bhuj seer
As a result, some economic activity in the country has come to a standstill. Particularly affected is manufacturing, which saw many factories shut down for weeks and many still not back to full capacity. As a result, Apple said, “that worldwide iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained.” The company also said “that demand for our products within China has been affected” due to all of its retail stores and many third-party retailers having been closed amid the outbreak. … [Read more...] about Read Tim Cook’s email to Apple employees about the impact of coronavirus