York Graphic Designers News – recently completed projects and random musings from the York Graphic Designers team.
(Credit: Chris Hadfield/NASA)
While searching through the Twitter recommendations the other day we found an absolute gem. Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield has become an overnight sensation on the social media network by tweeting updates and stunning photographs from his latest mission aboard the International Space Station. Armed with a top end camera and eloquent turn of phrase, Hadfield has amassed nearly 500,000 followers on Twitter since he was propelled into space aboard a Soyuz rocket on December 19th, 2012.
York’s Clifford’s Tower is today featured as the background image for Microsoft’s search engine Bing UK. UK computer users who visit the second most post popular search engine will be greeted by a beautiful photograph of the 945 year old Norman castle basking in sunshine and surrounded by daffodils. The image has been chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the unmasking of the infamous Dick Turpin at the Tower on February 23, 1739. The page also contains links to information about the construction of Clifford’s Tower in 1068 and the life and death of highwayman Richard ‘Dick’ Turpin.
Ever wondered what York looked like in the late 19th century? Ever had a question about what happened to a particular building or shop? If so wonder no more. A Facebook page called Memories of York has been created which gives followers a glimpse of our beautiful city from years gone by. Created by Tom Holland and Barry Smith, the page allows followers the ability to share pictures, stories and memories of York. Read more..
It’s that time of year again where we get to witness the most gruelling sporting event of the year, Le Tour de France. At YGD HQ we love the cycling spectacle and watch in amazement year after year as the beautiful French scenery whizzes by at speeds of up to 70 mph. Read more..
At YGD towers we have become hooked on a new app available for all smart phones called Song Pop. If you are old enough to remember the first commercial Concorde flight taking off, the premise of the game is very much the same as the TV game show Name That Tune. If not, well it’s basically a one on one competition to see who can identify a song or artist the quickest from a 10 second clip of music. The answers are selected by means of multiple choice.