Wednesday, 17 December 2014

two-d or shrinky dinks

Collectors’ Weekly has a nifty little show-and-tell feature on the Mid-Century Modern phenomenon of Colorforms.

It was interesting to learn about the imaginative couple, Patricia and Harry Kislevitz, who created the die-cut vinyl shapes that can be stuck to a smooth surface with many offshoots but what struck me most was the candid tone of the article that was bookended by trying to demystify the myth of the infinite imaginations of children. It was funny but I’m not sure where that came from, and there’s surely no stint implied for cultivating creativity with simple toys like these.