We discovered this quotation at Chelsea Physic Garden. It is the motto of Carl Linnaeus, the 18th Century Botanist and father of modern Taxonomy. We think his motto is so apt for our project that we have decided to adopt it.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Double-sided note

Found 5 July 2007 on Kensington Church Street, lower end near the Church. This small square of paper was discovered leant upright against the stone wall, as if purposefully left. On examination it proved to be a double-sided note; one side of plain paper, inscribed with 'Argos' and a six digit number; the reverse pre-decorated with coloured (predominately pink and yellow) images of cartoon characters, hand written notes and diagram in two sections, possibly in Spanish. Decoration of hearts. Additional note in second colour of pen (blue rather than black) - 'salade' - perhaps a shopping list.
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These cartoon characters are in fact the Powerpuff Girls - or Meninhas Superpoderosas as it might be more appropriate to refer to them as - considering that this notelet has come all the way from Brazil, from a stationery manufacturer outside of Sao Paulo that licenses cartoon and other characters to produce home and office stationery. This leads us to believe that the writing on the notelet is in portuguese rather than spanish, and does indeed consist of a shopping list.
Grafons are the largest greetings card manufacturers in Brazil with 380 employees, their export marketing was only initiated in 2000, though the company was founded in 1972.

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