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The Alexander Girard Blocks are a 10-block set that features two graphic puzzles, the 26 letters of the alphabet, and 14 illustrations. Pre-schoolers can identify simple icons such as the sun, snake, or angel, and correspondingly can also begin to spell out these words.
This set of high quality and durable paper blocks comes in a well-designed pull-out box for easy storage. This designer toy is a great aesthetic and educational introduction to Girard’s work—perfect for design-loving adults and creative young children. This lovely new toy is sure to become a classic.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alexander Girard (1907-1993) was a pre-eminent mid-20th century designer whose work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, and architecture. He was born in New York to an American mother and French-Italian father, raised in Florence, Italy, and graduated from the Royal School of Architecture in Rome.
Girard is most well known for his bold, colorful, and iconic textile designs for Herman Miller (1952-1975). These were often featured in conjunction with furniture designs by his contemporaries Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson. The Girard Foundation (1962) houses his own personal and extensive collection of folk art, textiles, toys, and objects from around the world.
Alexander Girard's playful yet sophisticated designs continue to inspire new generations of artists and designers. The breadth and scope of his work is truly remarkable.
Size: 10.6 x 4.5 x 2.4 inches | 10 blocks