Alexander Girard alphabet blocks

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Alexander Girard alphabet blocks designed and produced by House Industries

Many thanks to the guys at House Industries for sending over a box of goodies. Included in the box was a set of Alexander Girard alphabet blocks. These blocks were the result of a collaboration with the estate of mid-century designer Alexander Girard, the 28 wood blocks feature alphabets based on the forthcoming Alexander Girard font collection and a cleverly-adapted House Industries factory logo puzzle. I have been jocking these blocks since day 1. They have been on my want list for a while. My wife and I don’t have kids yet, but when we do, I can tell you one thing for sure. There is no way the kids are going to touch these! ha! These are daddy’s blocks!


Joking aside, I’m sure the pint size, mid century modern afficionados in your house will go nuts for this. What kid wouldn’t love cool illustrations and design, rad type, all on top of little wood blocks. I’m getting excited again.

You can get yourself a set of Alexander Girard alphabet blocks at the House Industries website.

For those unfamiliar with Alexander Girard. He was a design virtuoso whose work ranged from the incredibly comprehensive and unforgettable Braniff Airways identity to high-profile restaurant designs such as New York’s La Fonda del Sol. He was also longtime textile designer for Herman Miller.

Be sure to check out Grain Edit’s other posts on Alexander Girard.

Alexander Girard alphabet blocks by House Industries

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As excuses go…don’t share designer blocks with future kids on account of the concern over too much lead in toys. Just a thought. It’s for the kids. Love to share…but the lead-n-all.

Not to take away an excuse to keep one’s Girard blocks to oneself, but the Alexander Girard blocks are made in the USA with soy based ink, which our manufacturer says that ‘you can drink from the can.’ No word on how it tastes, however.

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