Sign Salad Loves: October 2017

2 October 2017 | By Sign Salad
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Another month goes by, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, and it’s time for our round-up of the stories we’ve been reading in the signs over the last month…

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Sunday, May 21, 2017, to participate in the inaugural opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)(Official White House Photo: Shealah Craighead)

  • Kurt Anderson, author of Fantasyland: How America went Haywire talks to Vox about the “magical thinking” at the heart of the American self-image.

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  • Reuters reports on “sang”, the cultural trend helping Chinese millennials embrace the void.

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  • Roman Cheplyaka deconstructs the “dark patterns” of UX manipulation used by Booking.com.

  • And finally, it’s the re-birth of cool: i-D on the resurgence of Jazz on the streets of London.

Seen a semiotic story we should know about? Share it with us on twitter @signsalad, or comment below.

 

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