Sign Salad Loves: January 2017

3 January 2017 | By Sign Salad

Happy New Year to all! 2017 is taking shape, and we’re back with our monthly round-up of key stories & semiotic insights we’ve been reading in the signs over the last month…

  • From minimalism to innovative materials, Dezeen takes a worthy look back at the 10 biggest design trends that shaped 2016.




  • BBC Culture investigates pseudo-anglicanisms; words and phrases that sound English, but aren’t.
  • The passing of seminal semiotic thinker, art critic and aritst John Berger gives us reason to revisit his pioneering book & TV series Ways of Seeing.

  • And finally, R.I.P. Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani. The New York Times profiles an icon who reminded us that fashion is a conduit of socio-cultural change with her provocative, political approach to styling the future.



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