Creative typography by Ray Johnson…follow the key to spell out the text. We could assume the writing in pencil to be Johnson’s…another flyer from the mid-1950s.—ds
A Fly (La mouche), 1956/1969
Five Thirty, 1935-1939. Leonard Pytlak, artist for the Federal Art Project, Works Progress Administration. Ink on paper. Lithographic print.
"To work deliberately in the form of the fragment can be seen as stopping or appearing to stop a work closer, in the process, to what Blanchot would call the origin of writing, the centre rather than the sphere. It may be seen as a formal integration, an integration into the form itself, of a question about the process of writing. It can be seen as a response to the philosophical problem of seeing the written thing replace the subject of the writing. If we catch only a little of our subject, or only badly, clumsily, incoherently, perhaps we have not destroyed it. We have written about it, written it and allowed it to live on at the same time, allowed it to live on in our ellipses, our silences."
Anonyme, Emmy Hennings et ses poupées dada (Emmy Hennings and her dada puppets), 1917, photographie
Poland, 19th century
Egg decorated with micrographic text from the Song of Songs,
Handwritten in ink, 7 x 5 2398
“From the 18th century, and perhaps even earlier, hollow eggs on which sacred texts had been written in micrography were used to decorate European sukkahs. Not all the texts related directly to the holiday of Sukkot, the Festival of Booths: this example has Song of Songs 1-4:7 inscribed in miniscule letters. At times feathers were added to the hanging egg, so that it looked like a bird in flight.”(via)
(Source: ominodipolvere, via booksnbuildings)
René Magritte (1898-1967)
Women with heads of horses (Femmes avec têtes de chevaux), N/D