Remember the craze for magnetic poetry a few years ago? It seemed like everyone’s refrigerator was covered in tiny words, rearranged by friends drifting in and out of the kitchen. I was never any good at fridge poetry, myself, but if you miss it, there’s isnoop.net’s Magnetic Words, a virtual fridge covered with words just waiting to be combined!
Of course, the fridge is a relatively new home for words. If you prefer something a little more tried and true, you can always visit Letterheady an “an online homage to offline correspondence” (and a sister site to Letters of Note, which was highlighted in an earlier post). Letterheady in an impressive (and still growing) collection of interesting and/or historically important letterhead. It’s like an online museum! Their most popular letterhead? Nikola Tesla’s. They also feature the personal and professional stationery of the likes of Marie Curie, Bruce Lee, Harry Houdini, Johnny Cash, Jean Harlow, and Adolf Hitler (three versions). Definitely worth a look!
Along the same lines, check out this collection of book plates at Dark Roasted Blend. Some of the book plates date back to 1480! You can also check out book plates belonging to (among others) Charles de Gaulle, George Washington, Sigmund Freud, Greta Garbo, and Charlie Chaplin. Fun stuff!