Ben Saunders spent 10 weeks walking from the north coast of Russia to the North Pole, and around to the north coast of Canada. For a full 72 days in 2004, Saunders was the only human being within a span of 5.4 million square miles, surviving an average temperature of -35C in conditions described by […]
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As the media team’s vacation draws to a close, we’re highlighting our last archive gem — a lively talk on the raw determination of one adventurous young man. In Ben Saunders’ talk from 2005, he recounts his dangerous journey to become the youngest person to ski solo to the North Pole. Of course, Saunders has […]
Perforations, firstly, make stamps easy to tear off. Architects and engineers employ them to create lighter and more breathable structures. Now, graphic designers at Dutch creative agency SPRANQ re-introduce us to the cute doodads as a novel way to save ink. Ecofont, a free sans-serif typeface, is bejeweled with circular gaps along its spines, stems, […]
Ben Saunders, who spoke at the 2005 TED Conference about his solo trip to the Geographic North Pole, is heading north again in an attempt to set a world speed record. From Ward Hunt Island in Canada he’ll ski against bitterly cold winds across the Arctic Ocean’s frozen, fluctuating surface. He hopes to complete the […]