The initial design, created in 1968, depicted a person with no head in a wheelchair. The sign has changed since then — the figure eventually got a head — and now it’s trying something new.
Sara Hendren, a Harvard graduate design student, is co-creator of a guerrilla street art project that replaces the old sign with something more active.
"You’ll notice in the old international symbol of access, the posture of the figure is unnaturally erect in the chair," she says. “There’s something very mechanical about that."
Hendren’s new design looks more like a person wheeling him or herself independently. “Ours is also leaning forward in the chair. There’s a clear sense of movement, self-navigation through the world,” she says.
the fact that the symbol started out as a body in a chair, and then ~moved forward~ to a motionless lump in a chair says a lot about how disabled people are viewed by society
Countless designers say Lego bricks played a big part of their artistic development and brag about the impressive buildings they constructed as kids, but Danish architect Bjarke Ingels gets to make that childhood dream a reality. The Lego group commissioned the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to create a The Lego House, an experience center near their Billund, Denmark headquarters that will serve as a museum, store, and gathering point for Brickheads from around the world.
I want to go here and see this building with my kids. Dream Big!
Having mental illness in my family, I hear the complaint about healthy minds saying how to be happy. That very issue is noted here.
Birthday Truck for my man. Cute how he snuck me in picture. Travel trailer made it to storage yesterday. Woot. Life’s a working!
“Pooh and his friends were given as gifts by author A. A. Milne to his son Christopher Robin Milne between 1920 and 1922. Pooh was purchased in London at Harrods for Christopher’s first birthday. Christopher later gave them to publisher E. P. Dutton, who in turn donated them to the New York Public Library.”
Oh my god. Oh my god.