Civic Ironwork Playing Cards


I am blessed with a smart, creative, and loving daughter! Jessica and I have been working for months with Dr. Susan Rodger of Duke University on our Notable Women in Computing poster and card decks for the Hopper Conference (GHC14). Our success there lead to the equally-successful Notable Women in Computing Card Deck Kickstarter project – already funded at over 200%, with three weeks to go! In between all of this work, Jessica quietly created and shipped me my own deck of cards as a birthday present. She took photos from my Civic Ironwork – Manhole Covers collection and made a lovely set with this text on the back:

  • I am interested in the design and age of signs and marks under foot in a city.
  • I have recently collected images of manhole covers from Marrakech, Morocco to Portland, Oregon.
  • I am delighted by the variety and personality expressed in this most-humble of civic street elements.

What a wonderful gift! What an amazing daughter!  Thank you thank you thank you!

Image copyright 2014 by Katy Dickinson


Filed under Home & Family, Hopper - Anita Borg Institute, News & Reviews

2 responses to “Civic Ironwork Playing Cards

  1. Webmonarch

    Here’s the blogpost where I borrowed that quote from:



  2. Pingback: 3 Realizations About Seattle | KatysBlog

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