Thursday, June 28, 2012

What's With the Serifs on Mitt Romney's Logo

Just a curious thing about Mitt Romney's presidential campaign logo.

Over here is a rendition of Mitt Romney's logo as seen on his official campaign website:

Here's my re-creation of the logo in Photoshop, using the same Trajan typeface, and the letter spacing condensed to match the official logo as best as I could:

After looking around the internet a bit I've seen slight variations in the Romney logo, mostly with the letter spacing. But what's consistent in every official rendition of the Romney logo is that the serif on the top part of the E is erased, and that top line connects directly to the Y.

Part of me thinks it must be an intentional move in order to convey some subtle message, but I can't imagine what.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Philippines High-resolution Satellite Imagery on Google Earth - June 2012

Here's an update to the post I made last year, showing the extent of high-resolution satellite imagery in Google Earth/Maps. Areas in red have high-res coverage.

I started work on this hoping to see some real progression over the past year, but it was actually a bit disappointing to find that there wasn't a whole lot of additional area that was covered. A lot of the updates recently are just newer satellite imagery for places that already had coverage. Anyway, most of the important stuff is covered, including the top 70 most populous cities in this country. That's every city with a population above 160,000.

Still not covered are the tourism hotspots of Boracay and Panglao. Something to hope for.