Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 10 July 2012, KCET

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Symbols are powerful visual cues that many of us often take for granted. More than text-based language, just the right lines and squiggles put together can share a world of information that works both in the physical and the digital realms. Just think of all the signs that you come across every day, while driving on the road or even while tinkering on your smartphone.

This July 21, as part of Bloomfest L.A., an annual community celebration in the Arts District, the Noun Project, an online repository that makes symbols available for use in the public domain, in collaboration with Los Angeles River advocates, will host the Iconathon -- a five-hour "hacking" session to design icons that can potentially be used in future L.A. river signage, smartphone apps, and many other applications. [read more]


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