My First Protest | The Swamp.media

My First Protest

The Conservative Party Conference was in Manchester last week, and plenty of people were unhappy about it. This isn’t a huge surprise as they’re lagging behind in the polls, social problems are rife, and the government is single-mindedly pushing through a disastrous exit from the European Union – a move that will leave the UK worse off on just about every metric.

Have People Really Had Enough Of Experts | The Swamp.media

Have People Really Had Enough Of Experts?

Michael Gove is often misquoted as having said that “people have had enough of experts”, although some commentators have dug out the actual quote and presented it in its original context, which makes a nice change: “People have had enough of experts from organisations with acronyms saying that they know what is best and getting it consistently wrong.”

Matters of Life and Death | Families.media

Matters of Life and Death

There have been a number of high-profile cases involving end-of-life care, and the “right-to-die” (or to live). Medical professionals are bound in their duty by their training and the law, and must do what is in the patient’s best interests. Unfortunately the relatives of the patient are not always willing to accept the medical verdict, and we run into conflict.

GOOP and the Monetisation of Female Empowerment | Journal.media

Goop and the Monetisation of Female Empowerment

Lately, there has been a lot of coverage of the ludicrous claims made by Goop, the “modern lifestyle brand” owned by Gwyneth Paltrow. A few weeks previous, it was the preserve of a particular niche of the market, but now we all know about it due to an incisive blog by Dr. Jen Gunter, an OB-GYN devoted to promoting evidence-based health care, you know, the kind that actually works.

Westmenster’s DUP Deal Could Bring Equalities Reform | The Swamp

Westminster’s DUP Deal Could Bring Equalities Reform

Finally, we actually have a government in Westminster. Sure, it’s not the greatest option, but the Conservative-DUP amalgam is the best we could hope for in the present circumstances. It’s been something of a worry to commentators across the political spectrum, as the DUP are extremely socially conservative, and Northern Irish politics, in general, are held back by religious influences.

Roster

Font Of The Day #14 – 18th June 2017 – Roster

Font Of The Day #14 – 18th June 2017 – Roster

It’s the weekend, and a great opportunity for a drive in the countryside.  Get away from it all with Roster, a strong brush script family of two weights, caps and a set of ornaments. Roster is great for any kind of display use from advertising to packaging and online branding. Roster is clear and legible even in smaller sizes and works for longer texts too, but is at its best when used for shorter sentences or even just for one or two word display or logo use.

Kinescope

Font Of The Day #13 – 17th June 2017 – Kinescope

Font Of The Day #13 – 17th June 2017 – Kinescope

Today’s font is rich and velvety, and dripping on to the page.  A sexy script typeface, based on the hand-lettered titles in Fleischer Brothers’ Superman cartoon series, Kinescope has a real 1940s feel to it.  How might you use it?  A user guide is included to help you get what you need from the font, and to inspire you.  This font is sponsored, but a bargain at £22 from MyFonts.com (designer Mark Simonson).  That’s All, Folks!

Liquorstore

Font Of The Day #12 – 16th June 2017 – Liquorstore

Font Of The Day #12 – 16th June 2017 – Liquorstore

It’s the end of the working week, and let’s face it, we could probably do with a drink.  Today’s font has just what you need!  Liquorstore is a large and loud font in a traditional style, based on old liquor store signage and Cold War propaganda posters.  There are five variants available, or you can buy each version separately.  It was designed by Chank Diesel, and is a sponsored font from MyFonts.com.

RM Serifancy

Font Of The Day #11 – 15th June 2017 – RM Serifancy

Font Of The Day #11 – 15th June 2017 – RM Serifancy

It’s a Throwback Thursday, and it’s a Freebie Thursday!  Today’s font of the day is a WildWest / Circus themed typeface, and it’s completely free, even for commercial use!  It’s called RM Serifancy, designed by user p2pnut.  I found it at 1001fonts.com.  I love this font so much that I’m looking for an excuse to create a sign – just so that I can emblazon it across it in 12-inch-high letters!  A statement piece, if ever I saw one.

Geogrotesque

Font Of The Day #10 – 14th June 2017 – Geogrotesque

Font Of The Day #10 – 14th June 2017 – Geogrotesque

Don’t be fooled by the name – Geogrotesque is a classy and modern font.  Its smooth, clean nature makes it suitable for high-impact slogans and longform text alike.  It’s a sans-serif font available in 14 styles and 7 weights.  It was created by Emtype Foundry, and I found it at MyFonts.com.  This is a sponsored post, so if you like it you’ll need to splash the cash for expert design.  Click the image on the right to go to the download page.