The only thing I know about these scans of pages from a German kids' books about a Salamander is that they are really beautiful and that they remind me of the work of cartoonist Jim Woodring
. Link (via The Cartoonist)
UPDATE: Mark Lakata sez: "I saw your post on boing-boing. Those salamander cartoons were free leaflets given out with "Salamander" brand shoes. My mom used to buy them for me when I was young at the local German shoe store (in LA). You would get the cartoons for free. This was in the 70s. Note that there seems to be a big emphasis on the shoes....
Salamander is still in business. I bought a pair of dress shoes last year in Europe.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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