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Erin Go Bragh!

Erin Go Bragh translates to "Ireland Forever" and in the US where everyone claims to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it is often heard.
In parts of the world, March 17th is all about beer. Specifically, green beer. Very green beer tends to look like dish soap even under the best conditions. Better to concentrate on other Irish symbols that are more easily photographed or on only slightly tinted ale.... continue reading

Magic geometry; geometric patterns in Islamic art

Islamic artists and designers have used geometric motifs to decorate almost every surface, from walls, ceilings to floors, pots, textiles and book covers.As Islam spread from nation to nation, Islamic artists combined geometry with existing traditions, creating a new and distinctive Islamic art. This art expressed the logic and order inherent in the Islamic vision of the universe.The development of this new distinctive art, in part may have been due to the discouragement of images in Islam... continue reading

Sign and letter collection

Please pardon a bit of self promotion and take a look at my latest collection of signs, symbols and letters. Some are funny, some are sad, but all are meaningful in everyday use.Sign, sybols, and lettersHere are a few. continue reading

Chinese New Year

It is approaching the Chinese New Year soon, an occasion celebrated around the world wherever there are Chinese people.And the orange or tangerine is a symbol associated with the event.It is a visual pun for the word gold in the Chinese language, even in its various dialects, and thus meaning wealth or prosperity.And here it is pictured on a red background, instead of white, as red is the colour for auspiciousness or good luck.(White on the other hand is a color of mourning and death.... continue reading

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