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Dan Williams – Walt Disney World: This was supposed to be the future

Building a city is no Mickey Mouse undertaking, yet it was exactly what Walt Disney intended when he set out to build what would become the second Disney theme park. In this, the second of our talks at Ignite Bristol … Continue reading

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Martin Couzins – Cycle lanes. Designed not to be used.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkqPyDhVY5A] The “nudge” was the political notion of last summer – getting people to do what you want by gentle prompting them to do it themselves, rather than forcing them. On that line, committed cyclist Martin Couzins points out, … Continue reading

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Alison Slater – Typofight: Helvetica vs. Univers

If you’re after a balanced, fair analysis of these two colossi of the visual design arena, look elsewhere because it pretty soon becomes clear where designer Alison Slater’s preference lies. These two typefaces are both over half a century old … Continue reading

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Simon Webb – Patent, pending

In the age of the internet and the long tail it seems that any product can find its niche somehow. Simon Webb entertained us all with the story of some “interesting” patents that perhaps were just ahead of their time … Continue reading

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Will Lakin – Building with Beer Crates

Building with beer crates? Sounds like an idea you might have after you’ve emptied one or two. But Will Lakin is serious, and he has the plans and diagrams to prove it.

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