Entries by Star Translation

Sweden Sans, National Font for a Modern Country

Sweden Sans Typeface Sweden Sans Becomes First National Font Ever Swedish designers were given the task of creating a national font and they called it Sweden Sans. A design agency in Stockholm was commissioned to create a typeface to be used by the Swedish government and corporations. Taking national identity to the next level. Sweden […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015, Ireland’s Cultural Festival This year’s Seachtain na Gaeilge, also known as SnaG (Irish Language Week), runs from the 1st to the 17th of March. SnaG is one of the biggest festivals of our national language and culture in Ireland. It runs up to Saint Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March, […]

Chinese New Year: Year of the Sheep

Year of the Sheep or Goat Preparations are taking place across Dublin and around the world for the Chinese New Year, which will kick off on the 19th of February. It’s one of the longest festival in the Chinese calendar running through to the 24th of February. Celebrations begin on Chinese New Year’s eve and […]

How Nintendo’s Mario Became Wario

Mario became Wario, how a little translation changed a game character Game players around the world love Mario and his antagonist, Wario. Although Wario isn’t a bad guy; he’s just a baddish, tougher version of Mario! How did Nintendo come up with the name Wario? Actually there are a couple of interesting facts around this. […]

Hidden Meanings in STAR Logo

Discover Hidden Meanings in STAR There is always more to a company logo than meets the eye. Recently, we had a great time looking at the hidden messages in the logos of many of the world’s most popular brands. What about the STAR Translation logo? Designed over 30 years ago, it has a number of […]

How Big is a Global Company?

Global Companies There are many interesting facts we come across in our business dealings with global companies. An interesting question is what exactly does it mean to be a global company? STAR Translation has 44 offices on 5 continents and employs some 900 people. Are we a big company? For fun, we had a look […]

Countries and Languages Quiz

Name the four countries whose flags are represented above. Try the Countries and Languages Quiz We want to know how much you know about languages and the countries that speak said languages. Above there are four countries. Can you name them and their respective languages? Comment to answer… The STAR Team