Tips for Developing Multi-Language Labels – Part 3

Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2. Note: While I’ve divided these steps into sections, when you’re developing new language resources chances are that many of the tasks from Part 2 will happen concurrently with the ones in Part 3. Part 3: When It’s Time For Layout and Design (1) Use a Standard Order When labels will…

Tips For Developing Multi-Language Labels – Part 2

Find Part 1 here. Part 2: When You’re Ready to Write (1) Identify Language Form(s) Once you’ve established your target languages and begun connecting with those communities, you need to identify the appropriate language forms. No language is neutral or only has one pan-global form. So will it be British or American English? High German or…

Tips For Developing Multi-Language Labels – Part 1

Since moving to Germany, I’ve developed a keenly-tuned English-language radar. No snippet – spoken or written – is too small to escape my notice, and I delight when I find them. Along with hunting for moments of my mother tongue, I’m helping create them. I’m involved in several projects exploring different ways to incorporate English…

Label Love Letter: The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Jellies: Living Art

I can’t praise creating beautiful, emotive, unexpected, and fun text without referencing one of my favorite exhibits of all time: the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Jellies: Living Art. The exhibit’s now closed, but was it ever something amazing. Showcasing jelly species against paintings, sculptures, and scientific illustrations, the exhibit displayed jellies as pieces of art and wrote about art…

Writing Advice from Stars Hollow

I just realized that one of my favorite Gilmore Girls scenes is about interpretive writing. I need a life. And friends. Maybe a hobby… Gilmore Girls, Season 5 Episode 3 – “Written in the Stars” (In Sniffy’s Tavern) LORELAI: I love this place. LUKE: It’s a great place – very old. LORELAI: How long have they…