Micrography by J. Sofer in France, ca 1910.

Popular postcards featuring the micrographic portraits of renowned rabbis were produced in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. The portrait of Rabbi Kahn, formed from a French text, is drawn from his writings.

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Micrography by J. Sofer in France, ca 1910.

Popular postcards featuring the micrographic portraits of renowned rabbis were produced in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. The portrait of Rabbi Kahn, formed from a French text, is drawn from his writings.

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Wednesday 8/6/2014

1910s; micrography; calligram; france;

Josef Hoffmann, Adler, 1910, fabric sample.

Josef Hoffmann, Adler, 1910, fabric sample.

Monday 4/28/2014

1910s; austria; textile;

Friendship Handkerchief by Magdalena Wipf (1916), via

Friendship Handkerchief by Magdalena Wipf (1916), via

Saturday 12/28/2013

embroidery; 1910s; cross stitch;

100 years ago today, the first crossword puzzle was published, according to Smithsonian (1). In Ukraine Serhiy Petyuk decorated a house with a crossword puzzle, where you can see the letters only at the night (2). Ken Knowlton and Frank Longo made the portrait crossword (3). Christian Svanes Kolding made the QR-crossword (4).

thx 2 nerdcore for the head’s up

Saturday 12/21/2013

crossword; 1910s; ukraine;

ZANG-TUMB
TUMB-TUMB
TUUUUUM

by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1912 - 1914). More info.

Friday 7/19/2013

poetry; 1910s; futurism; text art; Typography;

Lincoln Logs is the name of a children’s toy consisting of notched miniature logs, used to build miniature forts and buildings. Invented in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright.

Sunday 5/26/2013

Lincoln Logs; toy; blocks; 1910s;

Apollinaire’s calligram “Il Pleut” (1918) Source

Apollinaire’s calligram “Il Pleut” (1918) 
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Saturday 3/10/2012

poetry; 1910s;