Monday, 24 January 2011
In 1730 Martin Engelbrecht released his series of similar figures to de l'Armessin (Assemblage nouveau des manouvries habilles).
During the 19th century when the idea of physiognomy - judging characters by their physical appearance (eg. phrenology) - had its greatest following, English lithographic artists GE Madeley and G Spratt released another series (itself after Cooke's 'Implemental Characters') of occupation prints. The pseudo-anthropomorphic illustrations were issued just prior to the Victorian industrial period when satirical presentation of the 'machine-age' was common.
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Above you see an electric cooking stove made with wire element and a brick. Different environments lead to different solutions to life's challenges, resulting in this wide variety of accoutrements.
Above is a description of how to make a cup out of a toilet roll, and how to hide it in your cell.