Category: Sports

‘Mind – The – Hashtag’ as Tube typography changes

London Underground has updated the Johnston typeface. The world is ending. Still, they’re there if you know where to look: the diamond dotting the lowercase ‘i’ and ‘j’ isn’t nearly as high in Johnston and Johnston100 as it is in New Johnston, while the top half of the lowercase ‘g’ has been stretched out to be less perfectly geometric, like it was back in the early 20th Century. The end result, Monotype hopes, is a typeface that is closer to Johnston’s original intent, feeling more personal and less utilitarian than it did before. John Brownlee reports for Co.Design.

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When did Coldplay realise they were the ultimate support act?

I wonder if Coldplay were… “in on it” and realised they were the cover story and opening act for the Beyonce Political Rally? There must have been a moment they went from ‘we’re doing the whole show’ to becoming the warm-up act that nobody ever mentions in the gig review. That’s the story I’d love to hear about the half-time show at Superbowl 50.

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Reprinting the delights of singing for your Superbowl

Popbitch looked at the most dangerous moment in the American music calendar this week… singing the National Anthem at the Superbowl. With Superbowl 50 taking place this weekend in Santa Clara (…I can read a map and it’s miles away from San Francisco) the moment is coming around once more, and Lady Gaga has picked up the poison-filled chalice: Lady Gaga has performed for millions of people all around the planet, but never all at once. This Sunday’s Super Bowl will be one of the biggest audiences she has ever played for – and even a huge star like Gaga will

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What was the first practical use of AR?

There’s a strong argument that the first piece of AR in live television was the yellow ‘must reach here’ line in American Football. With four goes to move the ball at least ten years, the yellow line on the screen showed where the ball had to reach… even if the camera was moving, and of course it couldn’t obscure the players. A digital line, on the ground, and everyone able to stand on top of it. Sports Illustrated looks at the line: Everything started with a simple yellow line. On September 27, 1998, Sportvision debuted its yellow first down marker

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Renaming train stations in London

CityMetric’s Johnn Elledge argues why the stations that will (eventually) be used by Crossrail are all using the wrong names. Like any good argument he not only spots the problem, but proposes a solution…. rename them all with slightly more logical arguments: Whitechapel is fine. We have no complaints about Whitechapel. Although since we’re here it seems a good moment to note the mildly ridiculous fact that, at Whitechapel, the London Underground runs overground, and you have to walk down some stairs to reach the London Overground. Which runs underground. It’s like they’re doing it deliberately. The full naming controversy

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