Drivers in Arizona have been greeted for the past few years with a running series of timely, humorous, holiday or pop-culture inspired roadway signs by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This January was no different with the suggestion of a new year’s resolution:
The tongue-in-cheek humor has attracted more than 156,000 followers on ADOT’s Twitter account. Below is a look back at some of the freeway signs posted in 2016:
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) January 1, 2017
In an interview with AZCentral, Tom Herrmann, one of the people who handles the @ArizonaDOT Twitter account said: “If we just talked about traffic and it was all dry, nobody would care. … We’re trying to get traffic information out there. If we do that and get a smile on people’s faces, that’s even better.”
A choir of 16 praliné-chocolate boxes by Chocolat Frey surprised visitors at a Swiss shopping center with some holiday cheer, serenading shoppers of all ages with festive acapella songs.
Pantone selected Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343) as the color of the year. According to Pantone the fresh yellow-green shade conjures the beginning of spring and the lushness of nature’s rebirth.
“Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
– Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®
The days are short and the nights are long this time of year, especially in Scandinavian countries. Yet, the people of Helsinki seem to embrace the lack of daylight with a sense of humor…
Lucky for us, there are only 15 days left until the days are getting longer again. Winter solstice is on December 21, the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year.
If you need a break from Thanksgiving prep – take a look at Belgian artist Vincent Bal’s Instagram. This is just one example how he turns the shadows of every day objects into great illustrations…
Now go and exercise your right to vote, if you have it.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated every year from November 1-2 by people of Mexican ancestry to honor their loved ones who have passed on. Offerings of flowers, candles, favorite foods and drinks on colorful altars are intended to help support their spiritual journey.
This beautifully animated short film about a girl who visits the land of the dead (where she learns the true meaning of the holiday) was produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre at Ringling College of Art and Design as their senior thesis, and won the 2013 Student Academy Award Gold Medal.