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..
Following the success of his 2012 York Calendar, our good friend and popular local artist Tony Brook has decided to follow it up with his latest edition for 2013. The Calendar features 12 paintings, a mixture of familiar and not so familiar scenes of our beautiful city, painted in a quirky way, yet still instantly recognisable.
Yesterday we went to cheer on Dave Bennett and Alistair McNeil (DBAM Rallying) as they took part in the 2012 Trackrod Rally.