Last chance to Learn Something Every Day
As a final swansong for its two year old daily illustrated fact blog – Learn Something Every Day – creative agency Young has commissioned an illustrator a day this month to illustrate a bizarre, little known fact such as the one above (by Serge Seidlitz). Contributors include Al Heighton, Marion Deuchars, Andy Rementer, Matthew Hodson, Jon Boam, and Siggie Eggertsson...
Learn Something Every Day has run since August 2009, when Young's founders Pete Jarvis and Geth Vaughan, began posting up a doodle each day illustrating a lesser known fact about something or other. Within two weeks of of it's inception the site was recording 10,000 unique hits a day and May this year saw the release of a Lean Something Every Day book (published by Penguin) compiling dozens of the illustrated facts. Here are some of our favourite posts from this, the last month of the blog's existence:
by Nicolas Tual
by Ryan Cox
by Andrew Rae
by Jon Boam
To see all of this month's illustrated facts (and the last two years worth of facts illustrated by Jarvis and Vaughan), visit learnsomethingeveryday.co.uk
These are brilliant. Certainly saving that link to my favorites! I was reading a magazine the other day that had a load of interesting facts, like women started shaving their legs BC using a open flame to burn the hair off! Talk about dedication...or, tweezers, imagine having to pluck every single hair out of your leg with a tweezer one by one - brutal!
Paradoxically, you can [potentially] save a choking person by using a ballpoint pen!
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