May the Force of Typography Be With You

There's no shortage of typography content on the web. And the internet is brewing over with everything Star Wars-related. But until now, there hasn't been a lot of Star Wars typography material. So the H-57 Creative Station decided to combine the two all-powerful geek passions with a series of posters entitled May the Force of Typography Be With You. Check them out below:

If you're interested in owning these prints as posters, you'll want to keep checking back with the H-57 website - which currently says "We are negotiating a settlement with the entitled organization to commercialize the posters."

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A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room

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