Pull the pull-quotes on mobile

Today I was reading a very long read on my mobile and I kept on getting my flow broken by pull-quotes that had no right to be there.

What’s a pull-quote? Well, here’s a useful definition and description fromĀ Magazine Designing:

(A) Pull-quote is a display element which is used to attract the reader and to break up long blocks of text. The effect of pull-quotes depend on their attractiveness, both visual and textual. […]As a visual element they have to be instantly recognizable and different from the rest of the text on the page. The size, color and texture of the pull-quotes has to be different from the surrounding text. Depending on the style and look of your publication, pull-quotes can have a calm, traditional design or you can create some extravagant looking pull-quotes

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a three hour walking tour of Brum, thinking about art, design and creativity in the city

I took two groups of our BA students around Birmingham this week.
Our mission: to find where the creative industries hang out, and to think about how design lives and breathes in the real world.

We spent three hours and covered a lot of ground. Unfortunately we didn’t get as far as Ikon at Brindley Place.

Here’s our route: View Google Map (sorry Posterous doesn’t seem to support iframes)

I have left this map open, so please feel free to add to it.

The students will be uploading photos and thoughts on the trip to http://www.flickr.com/groups/mc436oct08/ over the coming week. If you have any thoughts then do share with them!

The project was in part inspired by Stef Lewandowski’s creativity audit (http://www.steflewandowski.com/2008/09/a-creative-director-for-birmingham/ ) and in part by loking at Birmingham Flickrmeets (http://www.flickr.com/groups/birmingham_flickrmeets/ ).