Alexander Girard: Alphabet Blocks
June 7, 2008, 6:45 pm
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I have to say, I just love Alexander Girard’s colorful designs.  If you haven’t heard of him before, I’ll just say really quickly that he is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, colorists of the 20th century, and is known mainly for his textile design, combining folk elements with rich, warm colors and modern design.  All this makes a wide range of his creation just perfect for a sunny children’s room.

Just take a look at these wooden alphabet blocks, truly stunning!  They come in a set of 28, printed with assorted designs and fonts by Alexander Girard, as well as a Girard inspired puzzle, depicting the logo of typography- and design-studio House Industries.

Available at màXimo, a company specialized in reissuing Girard designs, for $100.00.

In case you think this is too expensive for a little children’s toy, maybe it helps to remember that it’s never too early to introduce your kids to some great design.  Moreover, these blocks are so beautiful, they can surely be used long after they have lost their usage as toys, and I can imagine this is even a great collectors item with a good reseller value.  And if all these reasons aren’t enough, I have one last one: Girard’s designs are timeless charms, and the solid wooden blocks are certain to become a heirloom item to be passed from generation to generation.

If you have now made your way to màXimo, but can’t find a symbol to add the blocks to your cart, don’t dispair, click on the picture and in the appearing pop-up window, you find everything you’ve been searching for.