Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hobo Glyphs

I came across an interesting article from Web Urbanist, called Hobo Glyphs: Secret transient Symbols and Modern Nomad Codes
"Hobos have played a big part in the history of America – one that’s often ignored. They were the nomadic workers who roamed the country at the start of the 20th century and through the Great Depression, taking work wherever they could and never spending too long in any one place. In their extensive travels, hobos learned to leave notes for each other, giving information on the best places to camp or find a meal, or dangers that lay ahead. ..."

(BTW, Web Urbanist has a stellar newsletter, almost all of them have something of interest to me, or even better, spark journeys of exploration of my own.)

This kind of thing brings me so many cool design ideas, on both the quilting/collage and knitting fronts. So many ideas, only one life!

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