In Memoriam Sait Maden (1931-2013)

Sait Maden, the master of Turkish graphic design and typography, passed away this morning. Poet and translator of poets from distant lands. We will remember you and continue to cherish your work. The roses in the garden will miss you. We will miss you. Rest In Peace.

Defter - Poesia Turca Contemporanea


The great translator, poet and graphic/type designer Sait Maden has just left us. A selection of his graphical works ia available at He is known for his translations of the poetical works by Neruda, Majakovskij, Lorca, Paz, Aragon, Baudelaire and Montale. His complete poems were published in three volumes between 1996 and 1997. His poetry is rich in symbols and references to Surrealism, through which he questions the values of modern human kind. Elveda, white-haired wiseman.

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The Turk at play by himself

The Turk at play by himself

Constructed and unveiled in 1770 by the Austrian-Hungarian baron Wolfgang von Kempelen (1734–1804) to impress the Empress Maria Theresa, the mechanism appeared to be able to play a strong game of chess against a human opponent.

Mechanical Turk from the inside

Mechanical Turk from the inside