Last Saturday was Earth Day, which U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson, founded on April 22, 1970. Earth Day was originally set up as an environmental teach-in hosted at many colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools, as well as hundreds of communities across the United States. More than 40 years later, Earth Day is still going strong, bringing millions of Americans together in peaceful demonstrations and celebrations in favor of environmental reform. Earth Day has many heroes and we think it truly celebrates the legacy of Chico Mendes. Growing up in the jungle Chico Mendes developed a love and respect for nature early in life.
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The music of Mozart, melodies from a man who lived centuries ago, continues to sing to generations. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (his whole name is quite the mouth-full!) was born in Salzburg, Austria and baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He was the youngest of seven children, five of which sadly died as babies. Music & Mozart Music was always a part of Mozart’s life. By the age of five, not only could he play the keyboard and violin, but composed music too! His work is the definition of the Classical era; he composed symphonies, concertos, operas, and is known to
Alicia Boole Stott, better known as “The Princess of Polytopia,” was a Irish-English mathematician who not only introduced the meaning of the word “polytope,” but was also one of the first to explore the fourth dimension. Alicia was an outside-the-box thinker who saw beauty from all angles. Math Ran in the Family It seems that this “mathematic-genius aptitude” ran in her blood. Her father, George Boole, was a mathematician, educator, philosopher, and logician. He even has a form of algebra named after him, Boolean algebra, which has played a major part in the development of digital electronics and programming languages.
Meet the genius behind our Genius Series print, Chaplin! Today is Truly Genius Tuesday, and we’re talking about a guy best known for silence, Charlie Chaplin! Charlie Chaplin was one of the most pivotal actors during the silent-film era and is considered one of Hollywood’s first superstars. Celebrated for his famous role in The Tramp, Charlie Chaplin was not only a talented actor, but is also considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of American cinema. He was countlessly recognized throughout his career. Not only was he was awarded with a special Academy Award from the Motion
There is something truly magical when a person discovers their life-long passion at a young age. In this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday, we are exploring the butterfly effect of Patch and her love of nature. Edith Marion Patch was born in Worcester, Massachusetts as the youngest of six children. Edith’s family moved to Minnesota when she was eight years old. Her family owned large prairie property which is where she discovered her love for nature. The Butterfly Effect of Patch The inspiration behind our Genius Series print came from the prize-winning essay on monarch butterflies Edith Patch wrote for an essay contest in high school. She used
It’s Audrey, darling! What a wonderful human being, Audrey is a genius. Audrey Hepburn is the epitome kindness, charm, talent, and style. What’s not to love about her? Her life was thoughtful, her roles were brilliant, and as evidenced by humanitarian efforts, it is apparent, she was a very caring woman. Audrey is a genius – not only for the beauty we see on the outside but we know that outer beauty shines so brightly because of what was on the inside. Audrey Hepburn’s Awards Audrey received numerous awards for her performances including an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony Award. She
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
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
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 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