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Tag Archive: truly genius tuesday

Meet Equiano
February 21, 2017 12:23 pm | by

Meet the Genius behind our Genius Series print Olaudah Equiano, a man of bravery, courage, and strength. When we added Equiano to the Genius Series we learned about a man who endured and persevered until he finally reclaimed his freedom. He later wrote his autobiography, recounting his imprisonment and revealing the horrors of slavery to the world. His first name, Olaudah, means good fortune and symbolizes one who is well-spoken, his writing is a testament to his name, profoundly articulate and full of deep wisdom. In honor of Black History Month, Equiano is this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday featured genius. Where’d he come

 
What’s in a Name Like Maathai?
February 14, 2017 12:18 pm | by

Truly Genius Tuesday has returned! Since today is Valentine’s Day, which is traditionally filled with all things pink and red and lovely, we decided to feature Maathai. This sweet print joined our Genius Series with Irwin in March of 2013. What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; ~ William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet (1) In addition to her wonderful accomplishments, this genius is known for being a bit of a tongue twister around Cotton Babies. She sells sea shells by the sea shore… well no… our Genius didn’t sell sea shells

 
Truly Genius Tuesday, Featuring Louis
February 7, 2017 11:34 am | by

It’s Truly Genius Tuesday! Is that music to your ears?! Maybe you can guess who we’re trumpeting this week? Maybe we should just give the puns a rest and get down to business… This week’s genius is the jazz legend himself, Louis Armstrong! Louis was the first musician celebrated in our Genius Series in December 2014. Mozart joined him in August 2016… and Giovanni… or rather Accidental attempted to be a genius in April 2016. Louis Armstrong was an incredible musician and singer, known for his innovative performances on the trumpet and deep, gravelly voice. He made a foundational impact

 
Truly Genius Tuesday, Featuring Sierpinski
January 31, 2017 11:00 am | by

Truly Genius Tuesday has returned! This week, we’re celebrating Sierpinski’s Genius Series birthday! This geometric print, honoring Waclaw Sierpinski, joined our Genius Series on January 27, 2016. What makes Sierpinski so genius? In addition to this fun cloth diaper print, the Sierpinski Triangle (or Tetrahedron) was also named after Waclaw Sierpinski, and that’s not all! His namesakes also include: A street in Warsaw, where he was a professor at the University of Warsaw for over 40 years. The Sierpinski Carpet – a plane fractal, the technique of subdividing a shape into smaller copies of itself, removing one or more copies, and continuing recursively can be extended