Roman Mars http://kalw.org en The Spot 3.27.14 Pitchmen http://kalw.org/post/spot-32714-pitchmen <p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">99% Invisible: <strong><a href="http://http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/call-now/">“Call Now”</a> </strong></span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The subtle, possibly endless civil war over how attorneys should advertise their services (a Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:43:35 +0000 Matt Martin 41541 at http://kalw.org The Spot 3.27.14 Pitchmen 99% Invisible: The Man of Tomorrow http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-man-tomorrow <p><a href="http://glenweldon.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Glen Weldon</a>, author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Superman-Unauthorized-Biography-Glen-Weldon/dp/1118341848" target="_blank">Superman: The Unauthorized Biography</a>&nbsp;(and panelist of the great&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129472378" target="_blank">Pop Culture Happy Hour</a>) talks us through the iconography of our first superhero and why Supes has managed to stay relevant for 75 years.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:50:36 +0000 Matt Martin 40343 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: The Man of Tomorrow 99% Invisible ~100% Audible ~ Tonight at 11 http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-100-audible-tonight-11 <p>Radio producer Sam Greenspan, who works with Roman Mars on "99% Invisible" will share a special mix of extended "99%" episodes never before heard on KALW, plus some of his favorite podcasts.&nbsp; <strong>Tuesday at 11pm.</strong></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:30:36 +0000 David Latulippe 27540 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible ~100% Audible ~ Tonight at 11 99% Invisible: The brief and tumultuous life of the new UC logo http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-brief-and-tumultuous-life-new-uc-logo <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">If you’re not from California, or missed this bit of news, the University of California has a new logo&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">– o</span><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">r, rather, had a new logo. To be more precise they had a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.onwardcalifornia.com/" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(245, 91, 44); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(224, 226, 225); margin-top: -1px; padding: 1px 0px;" target="_blank">new “visual identity system</a><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">,” which is the kind of entirely accurate but completely </span>wonky<span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"> description that gets met with sarcastic eye rolls from anyone who isn’t a designer, but there it is. But they don’t have a new</span><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;logo anymore. Because of a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/university-of-california-stop-the-new-uc-logo" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(245, 91, 44); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(224, 226, 225); margin-top: -1px; padding: 1px 0px;" target="_blank">massive public backlash</a><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">, the </span>UC<span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"> system actually&nbsp;</span><a href="http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/28817" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(245, 91, 44); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(224, 226, 225); margin-top: -1px; padding: 1px 0px;" target="_blank">suspended the</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">monogram while we were reporting this story.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 00:19:54 +0000 Roman Mars 26766 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: The brief and tumultuous life of the new UC logo 99% Invisible: In and Out of LOVE Park http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-and-out-love-park-1 <p class="p2">Though its official name is JFK Plaza, the open space near Philadelphia’s City Hall is more commonly known as LOVE Park, after the&nbsp;<a href="http://robertindiana.com/" target="_blank"><span class="s1">Robert Indiana</span></a>&nbsp;sculpture installed there.&nbsp; <span>Designed by Edmund Bacon and Vincent Kling, the park was fashioned in high modernism: &nbsp;sleek, granite benches; geometric raised planter beds, and&nbsp;long expanses of pavement. &nbsp;Its success as a pedestrian plaza is debatable. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:08:29 +0000 Matt Martin 22206 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: In and Out of LOVE Park