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Eye on Design: Accessible Icon By Tim Ferguson Sauder

accessible icon photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

The original International Symbol of Access (image below) was designed in 1969 by Susanne Koefoed. Enlarged above is the Accessible Icon, a recent redesign that portrays a person in forward motion, propelling through space. Surrounded by small images that depict various iterations, the new symbol represents people in wheelchairs as dynamic, rather than static bodies. The Accessible Icon Project began as a social intervention with the goal of making cities more inclusive. Its symbol is open source and available in a multitude of formats and sizes. This image was designed by Tim Ferguson Sauder, Brian Glenney and Sara Hendren between 2009 and 2011.

wheelchair accessible symbol

Photographed in the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in Manhattan.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Club

Pink Club Sign
Photo By Gail

You might think that a place calling itself Pink Club would be either a store selling pink merchandise exclusively, or a club for people who love the color pink, but you would be incorrect in both cases. Pink Club is a women’s clothing store that sells a variety of fashion merchandise (in many colors besides just pink) which are suited to the climate of Palm Desert, California, where this store is located.

Visit Pink Club at 73130 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Neon Kanji

Pink Neon Kanji
Photo By Gail

I was somewhere in the Theater Distract / Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood when I snapped this photo of a Pink Neon Sign outside of a Japanese Restaurant. Because, Pink Thing.

How I Met Your Mother-Inspired Cocktails

How I Met Your Mother Cocktails
Photo By Gail

This cleverly-name-drink menu was spotted outside McGee’s Pub, the bar that served as the inspiration for McLaren’s Pub on the hit TV series How I Met Your Mother. I wonder if they also host a Trivia Night?

McGee’s Pub and Restaurant is Located at 240 West 55th Street (Between Broadway and 8th Avenues) in Midtown Manhattan.

What The Fuck Just Happened?

Im Sorry America
Photo By Gail

Photographed on November 8th, 2016 at 8 PM, near the corner of 14th Street and Avenue B. Looks like somebody knew something we didn’t.

Update 11/23/17: I just found out, Thanks to Instagram, that the artist is Matt Starr!

Neon F-Word

Neon F-Word
Photo By Gail

You must click This Link to find out where I took this photo!

Halt and Don’t Catch Fire

No Hoverboards Sign
Photo by Gail

Apparently, Red Stick Men are not allowed to bring Hoverboards onto a NYC Bus, or Subway Train. Now you know.

Bacon Thing of The Day: I Bacon Your Pardon

I Bacon Your Pardon
Photo By Sue Simone

Since I can’t be everywhere at once, I have secret, Pop Culture spies located all over the country, who are always on the look out for Pink Things and Bacon Things that they can send me to put on this here blog. The above sign was spotted at a Green Market in San Diego, California. Thank you, Spies!

A$AP (Safety Exit) By Siu Lan Ko

A$AP Sign
A$AP (Safety Exit), 2010; LED Lightbox, Aluminum Frame, Glass Panel, LED Lights, Still Screen
Edition of Eight (Photo By Gail)

Our friends from Petersen Parts have mentioned an avid customer of theirs, Chinese artist Siu Lan Ko makes objects, public works, performances, videos and installations. Words and slogans as readymades are at the center of her art process. Living in both China and Canada, she enjoys wordplay and actions which reflect the misunderstandings and contradictions that result from different coexisting cultures, languages and social systems, stemming from her China East versus China West cultural experiences. Her performances, installations, objects and Public Works utilized the possibilities created by the impossibility of translation, and embrace the poetic limitations of speech.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Neon Drugs Sign

Jack Pierson Drugs (Pink and Orange)
Photo By Gail

Jack Pierson, Drugs (Pink and Orange), 2000. Neon and Transformer. Photographed at the Leila Heller Gallery on West 57th Street, NYC.