Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House,

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • Perhaps the artist should have considered posters instead of graffiti. Witness British poet Christopher Logue, who, reasoning that big words on posters are more widely read than small words on bound pages,  invented the poster poem–and created some best-sellers.
  • When a retired teacher from Madison, Wisconsin purchased her home in 1989, she had no idea she was getting a piece of 20th-century architectural history.  It would take 25 years for her to realize she had bought a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.