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Famous People With Backyard Sheds
A backyard shed tends to be perceived as a rather humble structure for the use of ordinary people, not famous persons who people all around the world aspire to be. However there is quite a number of notoriously known persons whose backyard shed holds esteemed importance in their lives.
Roald Dahl wrote most of his popular children’s books in his backyard shed of which was dubbed his “writing hut’. He scared his children and his grandchildren into not disturbing him when he was in there by telling them it contained wolves.
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw is a well known playwright, and is best known for plays such as Pygmalion. He wrote most of his plays on a typewriter in his backyard shed, which was on a turntable so he could move it according to the suns direction throughout the day.
The well-known ‘Goodie’ loves his backyard shed, having described it as “one of few places I feel secure.” He has turned it into his own private oasis and personal space.
The famous British artist and sculptor kept a bed in a small backyard shed at her home to take power naps in. This is now found at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Roger Waters from the band Pink Floyd turned his backyard shed into a recording studio, where he originated the demo tracks that became the bands album The Dark Side of the Moon.
The English comedian and artist admitted that he owns five different sheds in his backyard, as they give him a place to “take some time out to escape for an hour or two.”
Britten created some of the most beautiful and famous pieces of music heard in the 20th Century in his shed at home.
Phil Pullman is known to have used to only write his novels in his shed at home. He refused to have it cleaned, fearing it would disrupt the flow of his writing. When he moved into a different house he left the shed to the illustrator Ted Dewan on the condition that it would be used for creative work only.
The Best Rebrands Of 2017
The power and success of a brand’s identity is highly dependent on an ongoing and internal rebranding process. To rebrand your business is a big step which can either be hugely successful or an utter disaster. Thus it is important to get it right. Here are a list of companies who did a spectacular job of rebranding in 2017.
The vastly known fashion brand launched their new logo design on instagram in February 2017. The brand was subtly tweaked with the logo letters being uppercase and placed closer together. The idea of the new logo was to “return to the spirit of the original”, freshening things up a bit without loosing the brand’s iconic global identity.
In July 2017 Converse posted a new logo design on their social media channels and website. The rebrand was designed to “serve the daring spirit of youth with tools that enable movement”. The change was reported to represent a brand moving forward and convey a younger brand image with a brand build more relevant to digital viewers.
For the first time in it’s history youtube decided on a new marketing plan in August 2017. YouTube’s official blog Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan discussed the need for the new look to reflect the amount of change the industry has been through in the last 12 years. He points out that the new logo is “the bright cherry on the top of the update sundae.”
In an attempt to broaden their utility in the mind of users, Dropbox redesigned their brand in a way that was subtle and clever. The modified angles of the opening flaps were all standardised and aligned, transforming the box intro a series of planes.
An American lifestyle magazine, this brand was chosen to illustrate just how subtle rebrands can be. They engaged a reputed typographer to update their text-only logo. She made the letters slimmer, gave them some more space and made minor adjustments to some of the letters. A modern update that didn’t completely overhaul the visual identity.
The famous web browser has recently been doing some exciting things, and the company is beginning to change. They’ve shifted to a stronger focus on coding and knowledge sharing. To reflect the change, they’ve incorporated the :// that’s commonly used in HTML code.
The Huffington Post
The highly successful news blog has updated its image from a traditionalist, simple type face to a bolder and more digital one. Interestingly, the original logo seems to push for an image of tradition, integrity and seniority, intending to compete with major newspaper. The new logo allows the company to finally embrace their unique identity as it really is.