Handkerchiefs are relatively obsolete, with people opting for disposable tissues instead; however, with her line of cleverly embroidered handkerchiefs, Allison Manch may be changing that.
The Allison Manch handkerchief designs range from pictures of Rick Rubin, to the word RAPTURE, to lyrics to the Notorious B.I.G. song ‘Hypnotize.’ Definitely not your grandmother's handkerchiefs.
Implications - With the rise of the DIY movement, traditional art techniques such as cross-stitch and embroidery are finding a new consumer base. In reinventing these nostalgic pieces, however, artists are giving their works a subversive slant, infusing song lyrics, quotes from pop culture icons and Internet-sourced catchphrases to create an ironic conversation piece fit for fashionable hipsters.