Kosmo design inspiration
Posted Sep 7, 12:58 PM
Initially when I thought of what to name my portfolio of websites, I had ideas of outer space or the cosmos. When looking for available domain names, either .com or .co.nz I realised I’d need to compromise.
The word cosmos originates from the Greek word, kosmos, in other languages like Russian this translation is exactly that. Changing the, c, when it’s a k, sound, to a k, is not uncommon.
Kraftwerk is one of the pioneering musical acts that started techno, which at times is referred to as, tekno, with a k. For me techno music has always been an inspiration to working on the web. One of my favourite DJ’s, Plastikman, on the album Artefakts replaces all k sounding c letters with a k.
Richie Hawtin, AKA Plastikman, Paradiso Amsterdam, Five Days Off, electronic music festival. Photo by M.G.D. v. Cooten © 2004.
Wether a reference to Kraftwerk or the Germanic origins of English. Where in German many k sounds remain to spelt with a k, tracking the roots of the original k sound in spelling words is kool.
Settling for a, kosmos, without the s at the end, kosmo, due to domain name availability. I later learnt that in Esperanto the word, kosmo, means world.
I recently added the word design, making the name of my portfolio of websites, Kosmo design, in other words, world design, short for world wide web design. I’d like to elaborate on the reasons for doing so at a later date on another blog.
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