Finding Time to Make a Difference —Cagle
A hearty handshake goes out to those who volunteered their time and sweat: Amy Clark, Gina Holt, Kim Mesplay and Jessica Werner of Ward/Kraft; Joe and Karen Webb, Formsystems Inc.; Denny Pottebaum and Robin Robertson of Quality Resource Group; Al Pipkins, ATPCO; Nathan Goldberg and Susan Abramson of Specialized Office Systems; and Gallagher, Dave Merli and Mike Pramstaller from PSDA.
To date, St. Bernard Project has rebuilt more than 200 homes but, even four years later, many thousands still don’t have a place to call home. To learn more, visit www.stbernardproject.org.
MMM...SELF-ADHESIVE: The greatest show in the history of television has been immortalized on postage stamps in honor of its 20th year on the boob tube. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie—a.k.a. The Simpsons—landed at a post office near you in May.
It marked a rare honor indeed, since only 20 subjects are selected for immortalization each year out of 50,000 suggestions. But all five of America’s Favorite Family can boast of owning a spot alongside the nation’s most historical figures; imaginary though they may be, but real and really funny to those who tune in each week.
MACtac, an industry supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives, provided label materials for the one billion stamps produced. That’s a staggering figure, and the U.S. Postal Service is banking on the colorful, original artwork by creator Matt Groening to help draw younger generations back into stamp collecting.
Kudos to the USPS for having a sense of humor, as well. Several years ago, an episode of The Simpsons focused on the family’s battle to prevent a stamp museum from being built near their home. The museum was forced to another part of town, and a graveyard went next door instead. D’oh!
FONTASTIC NEWS: China Type Design, a global provider of text imaging solutions, has licensed two Chinese fonts that were customized for the Oxford University Press China, the Hong Kong-based branch of the Oxford University Press. The fonts, which together comprise about 35,000 characters, were included in the Simplified Chinese version of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s English-Chinese Dictionary, Seventh Edition. The dictionary was released in Mainland China in the second quarter.