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) 
Source

Saturday 3/10/2012

poetry; 1910s;