This Week: The Inspiration of Ernő Rubik

Earlier this month, Flatiron Books released Cubed, Ernő Rubik’s unconventional memoir about his life, personal philosophy, and evolving relationship with the mechanical puzzle that bears his name: the top-selling Rubik’s Cube.

What began as an idea for a simple teaching tool became an international bestselling exercise in frustration and triumph. Far from resting on the laurels of his famous invention, Rubik continues to create and champions STEM innovations through the International Rubik Foundation.

Enjoy these visual highlights of Rubik’s achievements, and check out his memoir here, which the publisher describes as “The first book by the reclusive inventor of the world’s most iconic puzzle THE RUBIK’S CUBE.”

Todd Coopee is Editor-in-Chief of Toy Tales, an online publication that covers toys and games past and present.

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