Photo-Lettering Alphabet Blocks, Prints & T-Shirt Giveaway

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Back in June we posted about the launch of House Industries’ Photo-Lettering website. I knew it was just a matter of time before some of those tasty Photo-Lettering typefaces ended up on a slab of wood. That time has come. Last week House announced the release of the Photo-Lettering (Plinc) alphabet blocks as well as a new House Industries serigraph series.

To celebrate the new line of Photo-Lettering products we’ve teamed up with House Industries for a special giveaway.

One lucky winner will win:


One set of Photo-Lettering alphabet blocks

The blocks are made in Michigan out of replenishable locally-grown basswood and are printed with lead-free non-toxic inks.


Two prints (one large & one small) from the new House Industries serigraphs series

All of the 27 new serigraphs are hand-pulled, air-dried and numbered by longtime House Industries collaborator David Dodde. The posters are printed on acid-free 130# recycled cover stock.

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One Photo-Lettering T-shirt


Sounds great, but how do I enter?


Enter Twice to Increase Your Odds

You can enter by subscribing to the Grain Edit RSS Feed/ Email Updates or by following us on Twitter. (Please read the details below) You can also you use both methods of entry, giving you 2 entries into the giveaway and increasing your odds of winning.


Enter by Subscribing to the Grain Edit RSS Feed or Email Updates:

First, Leave a message in the comments section of this post. Maybe tell us what you like about Photo-Lettering or the new Photo-Lettering products.

Next Subscribe to our free RSS Feed or Email updates (seen in the upper right corner of the website). If you already subscribe, you’re all set, no need to subscribe again.

On Friday, Oct 9th, 2009 we will randomly select 1 person.

Please note – For our last giveaway we had two readers that kept receiving the comments for the giveaway in their email box. Please make sure that you don’t click “subscribe to comments” when leaving a comment.


Enter by Following us on Twitter

We will also select 1 person from our Twitter Friends. Here’s what you do:

1. Follow us on twitter @grainedit

2. Tweet the following message “@grainedit count me in for the Photo-Lettering giveaway #Typography”

On Friday, Oct 9th, 2009 we will randomly select 1 name from those twitter messages.


From the two people selected

From the two names pulled (one from the comments of this post and the other from the twitter messages), we will randomly pull our winner.

** Please note – We will announce the winner on Friday, Oct 9th, 2009 in the GRAIN EDIT RSS FEED + EMAIL UPDATES. We will not be announcing the winner on the website, so you need to subscribe to either the RSS or Email updates to know if you won or not. **


Huge thanks to House Industries for making this giveaway possible. Visit their website to see their full line of fonts, clothing, and objects.

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Oh please oh please pick me! Haha..

Mark De Winne |

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These are just stunning.

James Apps |

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Great great props for H Ind.!! ;)

Francesco Romito |

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ever since my letterpress project of an alphabet book two years ago i’ve been in love with all things alphabet related…& well these are amazingly beautiful!

josephine r |

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those are amazing! don’t pick them, pick me!

eugene erfe |

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replenishable locally-grown basswood is my favourite type of basswood!
And I would never print with leaded toxic inks… So these are right up my street!!

I love the vintage feel of these designs. Count me in for the giveaway. :)

I wrote a poem for the last competition, and whilst I am still poetically inspired, I don’t think I’m great at poetry. So I’ll spare you the pain.

But those photo-lettering blocks are ever so beautiful!

Love these! Count me in for the giveaway!

The colour palette on those blocs is perfect.

This wooden blocks are incredibly beautiful. Please count me in for the giveaway!

These are gorgeous prizes! I love that the alphabet blocks are made in Michigan, where I was born and raised. And The Hand Press print? Swoon…

Please count me in!!! amazing!

absolutely lovely letters!

Designer typographic building blocks and a t’shirt to boot…what more could you ask for!

Hey – I just came across your site as I was searching for Ed Emberley (after a flashback of childhood). Talk about hitting a pot of gold! I am yet to have a good look around, but I love it so far! Keep up the good work!

Nice looking blocks! Vote for Pedro!

I love love love the serigraphs!

wow, these look cool and my 3 year old would LOVE the blocks!

I would love to have some of those lettering prints on my walls.

i really enjoy the prints. i visited house about 6 months ago, it was amazing and well worth the trip.

Austin Fitz |

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i love the vintage look of the alphabet blocks, and would proudly display them on my desk.

Joseph Sites |

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These blocks & prints are amazing. This is a great giveaway.

These are beautiful.

Matthew Cook |

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I think I like those blocks because they’re TOTALLY AWESOME!

ay yi yi those are fantastic. my type-loving eyes can’t peel themselves away.

gosh, these are stunning.

If I won these, I can’t honestly say that my kids would actually get to play with them.

Type nerds unite. this is amazing, would love em..

Alphabetical artesanal artefacts are an alliterative aspiration!

These are so cute! Pick me! I love the photo-lettering prints!

I’m not sure I understand what the blocks are for, but I want to find out. Also the prints and t-shirt look awesome.

Wonderful prizes, I need to win this!

Beautiful, love the bricks in particular. The t-shirt you chose here isn’t the best, I’m loving the ampersand one!

Love love love the prints!

Pick me… Pick me… Pick me… :)

Oh god, what a crowd!

Oh wow. The blocks are just super! [drool]

GREAT Letter blocks! I’d love to get a set for my niece, but I don’t think I could bring myself to give them away!!!

love everything about these! nice work!

I love type. I love printmaking. I love sexy t-shirts. I love things of old that are brought into a new life. Sounds like the perfect giveaway.

Oh, and I love grain edit!

I would love to win these–not only because they would look amazing in our living room (both the blocks and prints), but because I think it’s great that they’re printed in Michigan (where I’m originally from). Here’s crossing my fingers!

Great prizes! I would love to win.

wouaaa! remind me of my childhood!

Beautiful type with beautiful colors how can you go wrong?

Yes please!

Ryan Darragh |

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Clean! Count me in!

wood + letters = awesomeness. sign me up!

I do like the idea of my child playing with these instead of the traditional wood blocks that she has. Best way to turn a child into a designer, give her great blocks.

So generous. Beautiful prizes.

Hook a brother up!

Already subscribed to GrainEdit RSS… would love a set of those blocks for my son!

think ill build myself a house with those blocks :)

october 9th, get me into that tshirt!

First, the Grain Edit FB is fantastic. Seems everyone is coming on to it, so to speak, since I put it on my FB Home page.
Everyday I try to take some time to check out the contents.

As to winning, that would be a wonderful surprise as I am just starting to work w/letterpress. The first time I saw a letterpress, I fell in love, love, love.

Keep up the GREAT work and pick me, pick me, please pick me.


Marjorie Jumisco |

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those prints are gorgeous.

I love these prints and my 3 year old ain’t getting anywhere near those blocks! er, should I be lucky enough to win of course…

Everything about this is just awesome. I saw the posters earlier, but I love the blocks!

Also, I love reading Grain Edit every morning!

Very very cool. I am slightly obsessed with typography. :)

Melissa H. |

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Like everything House does, elegant and exquisitely executed.

i want to win because i’m a winner.

kevin jones |

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grain edit getting it done once again, count me in!

what better form of inspiration then having a beautifully styled reference of these wonderful photolettering typefaces!? thanks photolettering and grainedit!

fingers crossed!

Victoria Pringle |

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love the color pallet of those blocks. they would look great in my daughter’s room.

just lovely! house is always raising the bar. count me in for the giveaway.

The Q in the photo lettering prints is super Rad! My new husbands nickname is Q so I am partial to them and always looking for new and different ones.

Very extremely coooool.

Sa-weeet – count me in!

That type looks great! I can’t wait to have these by my bedstand. ;)

Amazing! I’m in!

Beautiful Blocks and Prints. Would love to own them. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE. (and thank you of course!)

these are great! i’ve been keeping an eye on House Industries ever since your last give away!

i love letters! count me in!

Oh my gosh those are nice.

I have recently fallen in love with fonts. What super cool products!

Beautiful and perfect for my little ones :)

Nice giveaway!!!

One of the best GE giveaways yet. I think I’m due for a win.

I don’t have kids, but when I do, I want them to have a set of those blocks! So cool and classic!

Best looking set of blocks I never want my kids to play with. Absolutely fantastic. You definitely get some of the best stuff to give away.

Marc Hughes |

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Do Want!

These are lovely!

Great prizes! I’ve been a fan of House Industries for a long time and still keep their book near my desk for reference.

The colours, the letters, the illustrations, the wood – its all too much for the senses! Perfection.

pretty cool. amazing how type can transform the look and feel of a classic.

peripheral |

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Yet another giveaway that I would be beyond thrilled to win!
Is House Industries capable of producing anything less than stunning?

Katie Kuehl |

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Excellent! The serigraphs are particularly nice. Count me in!

These blocks would be the perfect start for my son to start noticing cool typefaces!

Oh, man. Those are so delicious. I’m in! (Thanks for being awesome.)

I dream every night about their iron ampersand… But I won’t say no to the alphabet blocks!!! :-D

pretty pretty! need those for my friend’s kids. never too young to teach about good design.

Stunning blocks and lettering. Love the color palette!

Love those slabs.

all products are GREAT!! the colors, the type! I love them!!

Love the color and oh yea! Blocks for grown ups!

I was secretly hoping this would happen after you first covered House Industries rebirthing of PLINC type. This makes me very, very happy.

love almost everything by House Industries!

those alphabet blocks are totally badass!

fantastic prints. cool giveaway.

i love the photo lettering blocks and think my kids would love them too! hope i win! thank you

give to the united abecedarian fund…please pick me for these gorgeous goodies.

I’m so in love with Grain Edit! It’s a design blog that cuts through all the weird crap and goes straight to good design. You’re the best!!

And, I love those serigraphs!! I want to get my grubby paws on some!

One day, I will win one of these.

Those blocks look great!

Love the colors and design. Some day… I might own one.

I love House Industries.
Thanks for the contest!

yummy yummy. please pick me!

I would like to win. It’s time to teach my 18-month-old about beautiful type!

oh! I already subscribe to your twitter feed, but i would love love love to have these! Why? i recently gave my own lovely letter blocks away and these would more than anything take their place and then some! I am a type lover, and love these, plain and simple.

would love to get my hands on these so i have more beautiful things to draw inspiration from :)

All I can say is YUM YUM YUM. I want to hang them up and see them every day.

finally! good design for the basic kid’s alpha blocks. So great

no designer can resist not playing with type!!! the alphabet blocks are my eye candies!!! tickle my senses!

Swoon! I want House Industries to have my babies!

Just another obsession to add to my list… stunning want want want!

Kylie Mordle |

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If only the blocks I played with as a kid were as beautiful as these!

I gotta have those block, they are incredible!

Gorgeous! me. me.

Wow, how awesome. I’m a House junkie. And quickly becoming a Grain Edit junkie. What a great way to get my nephews into House junk early! I’ll be tweeting you any minute now, thanks for keeping these contests going, it makes production edits bearable…

Hmm, it is it weird that I like the lettering blocks so much and I don’t have kids….
House you’ve done it again!

These are too cool – love the color scheme, and that they’re made locally (relative to me – haha.) I’ve been subscribed for a while and always enjoy the entries here. Yay!

Type. All day. Everyday!

Always so cool!

That’s sound marvellous!
I have no kid too, but i’ll play with the block all day and night long.

If only I had some stylish toddler, whom I could teech to bild and spel…
Exceptional lettering!

I feel kinda weird saying it but I have serious love for wooden blocks. The vintage spin on this offering is wonderful.

Kristen R. |

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House Industries constantly sets the bar higher and higher. I can’t think of a better group of people to be stewards of the great Photo Lettering legacy.

Beautiful, beautiful blocks!

My favorite colors! And will make an inspiring display for my studio!

Adoro presentes.
Se conseguirem traduzir este comentário, envio-vos um presente também!
Cumprimentos de Lisboa.

pick meeeeeeeee!

allison Kerst |

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I am available for you to send me any giveaways you’d like. Come on karma get me some blocks for my 6 month old so he can be a hip dude ( he already is, very into Charley Harper, thanks to Grain Edit).

Ciao wa bunga!!!!!!

those blocks are absolutely wonderful. thanks for another great contest! :)

wunderbar! fabuloso! Splendiferous! Count me in, says count dracular

I have to have that tshirt! :D Been a subscriber for the past year, and you guys pretty much rock my face off! Keep up the great work.

Jaw-dropping-ly cool… The ‘hand print’ in particular. The challenge is which two does one pick if one wins the contest. I’d like to find out…

this is great! good luck to us all!

Initially I thought the alphabet blocks were rubber stamps. That would be very fun and cool, no?

i love the blocks!
pick me! pick me!

Oh my God! I just bought a new sideboard for my living room in a retro style and the blocks and prints would fit in perfectly! The missing parts of my living room. I looove the typoghaphy. Thanks so much for the competition and for just being crazy inspiring in general.
Sweden says hi.

I believe my young son’s future would be considerably embrightened by these.

What´s not to love!!!???? Now, send those prizes over! Gotta love those prints!

I do love the Photo-Lettering! Consider me entered!

Photo + Lettering = Love!

Count me in! Count me in!

ooooh! pretty!

Photo-Lettering rocks it ol’ school.

Everything old is new again. Rad lettering fellas.

I can’t believe it took House Industries to find this blog, great stuff!

These look amazing. Love the letters!

I love everything house industries! The colors, the typefaces. They’re so original. I would put them in our soon-to-be daughter’s room. She needs something classy to start playing with.

Oh how I love these blocks. I have always had a nostalgic love for letter blocks and now to have the beautiful Photo-Letter blocks would be a lovely dream!

My kids are now too old, but I still want those blocks!

Great giveaway! Those blocks are awesome, as is everything else from House.

I never had blocks covered in letters when I was a baby……..

Those blocks are SO great!!!

Ha! Fun and Whimsical!

kyungwon yoon |

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Count me in!

love everything that comes out of House Industries!

oh man… as a dad-to-be, these would be perfect for my little tyke!

Those prints are friggin’ sweet!

gimme gimme gimme!

House Industries really are the best. Fingers crossed!

Me, Me, ME!

Beautiful lettering and colour scheme. I’d play with the letters to create beautiful (and concise) status updates!

Lahv it, lahv it! Sign me up!

Typography = Awesome

Please add me to the throng of rabid fans of photolettering. I’d love to recieve a passel full of prizes from them :)

Wow! I love wooden blocks, and putting beautiful, brightly colored letters on them makes them even more lovable!

Andrew Shields |

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Beautiful blocks from House Ind.. and shout out to my home state of Michigan where they’re made!

Its like going back in time when the type really mattered. Viva Print Media

je les aime beaucoup! ils sont très intéressants!

I love House Industries’s mid-century font design! The best fonts that you just don’t see most places anymore . . . drooool.

Maggie Hanson |

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It’s cool that there are so many different styles and fonts crammed into one piece of work. Combining all these different things into one makes a complete style of its own. I like it!

Just received the Girard Block set last week. Absolutely does not disappoint!

house industries is what i aspire to be as a designer. their style has been fantastic from day one.

pick a slick tick . those blocks rock.

hacksawjackson |

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Love these blocks! They sure have that retro wood type charm minus the toxic ink. Great stuff!

what an interesting #2 in the number series serigraph (lower right of picture)….i would like to think the designer gave birth to that one first.

randy mckee |

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Why? Because typography in general is wonderful, and house industries was my introduction to all that wonderful world could be way back in 1993.

These are some sassy slices of type! It makes me want to design more of my own typographic work. And it also inspires me to get into screen printing. Yum!

Words are the building blocks of sentences? Aaaaaand these are the COOLEST blocks I’ve ever seen!

So often I dream of feeling the weight of some luscious font in my hand. Does fate have any regard for my foolish fantasies? We shall see.

super cool stuff

Elizabeth R |

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Some of the best type I’ve seen lately, and love it on blocks.

Oh please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ever since I first saw House Industries on Grain Edit, I fell in love with their products, ESPECIALLY their wooden blocks! I go to their website regularly just to drool over their blocks, and fonts and their toys! I can’t believe House has made this new product available through Grain Edit as a prize! UNBELIEVABLE! Oh boy I hope I win. I’ll place the blocks on my desk and just sit and look at them. And then take them out and feel the nice wood, then put them back and look at them again. And I’ll smile a lot I’m sure. You know how you do when you really love something?
Anyway, Thanks for the opportunity!

uber rad stuff!

camelcamel |

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love that someone has finally made some stylish wood blocks for kids!

brooke rane |

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Ooh! Count me in! I love your blog and this looks an awesome contest!!

i’d love to see those blocks on my shelf!

My 2-yr old budding designer would love these in his room. Now what does the “Z” look like? I’ll Pling the hell outta that shirt.

Blocks and serigraphs are very cool !

Pauli Maukonen |

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Seriously: if I don’t win this time, I’ll cry!

I want to learn to read again with these blocks..

What a great giveaway! Those alphabet blocks are gorgeous, nothing like type on wood to make my day :)

I hope to win as much as everyone here, haha.
Thanks to post it!

I hope I’m lucky! Thanks!

David Prieto |

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Great stuff, Thanks :)

I love typographic giveaways!

Mmmmmm blocks… I want to own you, House Ind you rock.

All of these items are amazing! I love the colors in those prints, and the t-shirt would be a great wardrobe staple.

wow. the colors are fantastic!!

Inspirational blocks to combat the dreaded designers block, should it kick in! Not to mention spelling out rude words would never have looked so cool :)

This is amazing! My first born child is coming february 2nd so this would be the ultimate gift to get the kid in the right direction. The alphabet block is lovely! Me, my fiance and the little one in her belly is all keeping our fingers crossed!

Feel free to drop me a comment on my

I am in love with those alphabet blocks. Seriously!! Thanks for sponsoring a giveaway!

would make for a memorable baby gift

Would love me some of those prints, especially the numbers one!

I have been dying to get those blocks! Such a great giveaway.

I’m so glad I found your website — I LOVE these! Colorful, fun, creative — you hit the trifecta!

Those are some super swank colors! Love the retro/modern vibe.
I can dig it!

Well hot digitty.
House has done it again.
House is my hero.

Definitely a chance not to be missed, an awesome giveaway.

These are awesome, as always.

Holy smokes I want these! Ed Rondthaler was an incredible figure!

love those blocks! would be such a great addition to the nursery we are setting up for our baby arriving in November!

WANT. Awesome, my type of blocks.

if you pick me i’ll wear the shirt every day for a month and post a pic of how i make it work without looking homeless! :)

the next child would sure luv those blocks!

mark mclaughlin |

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Photo-lettering blocks rock! …wanna rock those blocks!

I know a kid who’d LOOOOVE those blocks, so I’m in.

House Industries always have great fonts, and if you combine those with a set of alphabet blocks, the result is simply AMAZING! :) Would be perfect in my apartment! Haha. A real toy for designers.

I love em!

i think the new House Industries serigraphs series are just an amazing and beautiful type exploration. Can’t wait to hang some up at home.

I want that slab A print!

all of us at Grandpa-George Design and Interactive love love love House Industries and everything they do … to sum it up… wow, just wow.

I, too, like so many before me, am full of admiration.

love me some letterblocks…i covet these!!

Jen Duardo |

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What a rad giveaway! I love type. Oh and did I mention it was my birthday yesterday? :)

oh my god i love these! the colors are fantastic, and the lettering is to die for. It makes me want to create things.

pick me, pick me! i love the delicious design-ness of the alphabet blocks.

kd kneisley |

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Gorgeous! Would brighten up my dorm room a treat! :)

missing me some blox baby!

Beautiful type! Love the colours, they would look perfect in my apartment and the shirt would look pretty good on me. ;)

So lovely – the colour palette is stunning

Chuck them blocks o’ beauty my way please!

yes,like it :)

These Photo-Lettering Alphabet Blocks are beautiful and very inspiring. Tasty food for the eyes!

i just got the house industry catalogue showing of the very same wooden block series and i thought: very cool…now how can i get my hands on that…enter grainedit ;)

Those block are just stunning! I love all things to do with typography, but I especially love the colors that were chosen.

i heart them

I’ve been waiting for the Photo Lettering stuff!

Frickin’ A-mazing!

Jaws drop for each and every House Ind. release.

Gorgeous giveaway. I would LOVE to get this stuff. The blocks are fantastic! (Wouldn’t let my son play with them though.. no no.)

why haven’t i heard about this site before?

Holy mackerel – the comments list! This is my lucky entry, I can tell….

I love those blocks, gorgeous.

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii beauuuuuuuuuuuutiful

love, love, love the blocks. i would have a very hard time sharing them with my daughter.

i never get bored of spelling stuff in wood

Loooooooooove you guys!

Fantastic contest, I’d love to win!

House Ind. is amazing. We got a baby on the way and surely Oscar will need some blocks to play with:

I love me some photo lettering. Anything tangible when it comes to type does no wrongs in my book.

Thanks for hosting yet another awesome giveaway!

I love those blocks. As usual, amazing giveaway!

In the words of Donkey, “Pick me! Pick me!”

I would love to have one of these!

Beautiful, beautiful work. Keep it up House Industries.

I would love to wear that shirt.

This shiz blocks!!!!!

I feel lucky!

Who’s house!! My house!! – I’d love to have a piece art from you – it’s hot.

Love the prints and blocks!

sounds like a good deal, blocks, prints, and a t-shirt…a designers dream…

Your contests are simply fantastic and the prizes are simply fabulous! Thanks for all the daily inspiration!

They’re just breathe taking. I can’t believe I’ve only just discovered House today thanks to my twitter :)

Love the blocks–everything about them, the color scheme, the typefaces, the blockiness. Pick me!

Looks like they’d feel good.

Justine Mendoza |

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I don’t have kids, so I would have to play with them.

Stefan Robinson |

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I have been pining for these items since I first saw them! Not only are they in my absolute favorite colors but they are by one of the biggest inspirations for me, House Ind. I chanced across some of their work while I was still in high school and I felt like I came across something really magical and unique. I’m always inspired by their work and just dying to get my hands on everything they do! Unfortunately I am totally broke and at the moment I feel like I will never be able to afford these gorgeous prints and letterblocks :P I really hope that I can win something this time!

Awesome set!
Always like what House Industries is doing!

Gorgeous! I love it all!

I subscribe to your RSS feeds.

yes, yes I do.

So great! My kids and I would love them.

I’d love to teach my 4 daughters how to read with these blocks! They’re gorgeous.

Great stuff!

It’s never to late to have a happy childhood…..

Count me in! Thx

Just found out about House Industries, can you say new obsession? Their work is gorgeous!

House Industries does it again
If I were a judge, they’d get 10s
They pull out the stops
they’re the cream of the crop,
inspiring bounty, let’s hope that I win.

my son is going to need those block BIG TIME!

Love, love. love.

very cool.. exactly what a type-geek needs to impress his girlfriend!
love the site.

Great contest and great blog – my baby girl would LOVE those!!

They just don’t make type like they used to! absolutely beautiful!

Alisha van Kimmenade |

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letters make up type.
type makes up words.
words make me sound cooler than i look.
hence, i really need these beautiful blocks.


Billy Bartram |

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Marc Oxborrow |

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Happiness is alphabet blocks on the kitchen floor!

These blocks and T-shirt will go nicely with the 2 original Photo Lettering specimen books I swiped from an old job…in the ’80s!!

I love these fonts. They are awesome. I want them all!

Pick me!

Taylor Goad |

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I could spend countless hours trying to retrace these gems…. or I could conveniently get them from PLINC.

House is it.

Walt Presley |

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My 8 month old daughter needs to blocks! Not only to help her learn the alphabet, but to learn it in style!

Love the colors in the blocks! Very beautiful, they would look great in my house!

<3 three cheers for blocks and letters at the same time <3<3

Count me in! Looking forward to the new House Industries Photo-Lettering site.

Amazing stuff. Thanks for another great contest.

These are gorgeous. Love that they’ve taken something from my childhood (ABC blocks) and turned them into something far more stunning.

luckily for these blocks there will be ample room in my tree house bedroom to accommodate such wonders.

Love the Michigan-made blocks! Proud Detroiter here. Hope I win! Hurrah.

lovely type indeed!

another amazing piece of design – I’d love to win those keep up the good work guys :-)

Please pick me! What a great collection to win!

April Befort |

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ooo candy for big kids! awesome!!!

I love the clean design, and the blocks are such a good idea! classic.

please share your delicious treasures with me! House Industries are my hero.

come on baby

Love those. Would be a perfect addition to my little office that needs some spice.

I like the Photo-Lettering and the products with, because it brings together people of all ages with typography. This is something I would my kid to have, something that is beautiful with letters and lovely colors on blocks of wood. It makes me feel good to see design/typography taken to this level. The level is tangible, creative and out right cleaver.

Please pick! Pick me!

Always nice to see what comes our way from the house guys.

Can’t wait to peek int the vault.

Perhaps if I won House Industries’ photo-lettering blocks, I would never suffer from ‘creative block’ ever again!?

I am not a graphic artist but found Grain Edit just by clicking on cool looking stuff on the internet. I particularly loved your interview with Matte Stephens, whom I discovered here. I love lettering (I am an English teacher) and think each font has its own moods and connotations. I love the Girard illustrations and fonts from House.

I ADORE GRAIN EDIT!!!!!!! ( And those fancy letter-blocks too of course! )

Oh boy oh boy oh boy.

Because bees are my favourite and tees are my best.


Vees are my best and ems are my favourite.


Zeds are so zexy too.

Not fair. Cannot choose but look those nice grain edit people are giving away blocks with every letter. No need to get all favouritey about a ‘v’ or a ‘t’. Win their kooky kool giveaway and all the letters in the known roman alphabet could be mine. All mine and in tasty shades of cmyk or maybe pantones finest.

Let me touch all those lovely letters on tactile tasty forestation stuff. Please. Pretty. Cherries on? Cream?

Here’s hoping…

love the colors and shapes. I also love that they’re toy blocks… but for adults? so great.

i am a nerd, i would raise my child-to-be playing with Photo-Lettering blocks and font identification would be as essential as letter recognition. haha

am i the only one who is almost more excited for House to start actually releasing stuff from Photo-Lettering? of course the blocks & prints are awesome, but as the proud owner of an original copy of the Photo-Lettering Alphabet Thesaurus Vol 2, i know what fantastic goodies lie within…

Pleaseeeeeeeeeee pick me!!!!

Jacki Hartley |

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i’ve loved HOUSE since my first junior designer job. c. 2000! still love ‘em.
i’d love to add a little more HOUSE to my home.

Gorgeous colors and typefaces. It would be a pleasure to have these to treasure for a long time. House Industries does beautiful work!

The blocks are beautiful and fun. I love the colors used and the types are just exquisite, especially the red “B” in the serigraphs series of the prints.

A cool form of alphabet to share with my students!

This is a great giveaway!

I used house industries sample fonts to make a mobile based on the economy. therefore i should win.

House Industries is funny, ridiculously talented, and have impeccable taste. I love ‘em.

I really hope I’m that lucky person who can add this to my collection.

House Industries is doing some of the coolest type design out there today! Super talented peopel doing super cool work!

Who wouldn’t want their child growing up with an early understanding of quality lettering!? Those blocks are cool!

They knock my block off. They would make my life complete so they would.
Me me meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Fresh ‘in fine

they will look rather lovely in my damp student house!!!

I LOVE those photo-lettering blocks!!!

I’ve always had a fascination with the alphabet so this finding this site was awesome. I just love the blocks. Stylish, functional,cute!!!

Need, need, need these!!!!!

Ever since I was little and played on my mom’s old Royal and Hermes typewriters I’ve loved typeface and symbols. I subscribed and look forward to reading and seeing more. I love the House Industries serigraphs series.

Love it all. Very cool!!!

Terry Green |

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I signed up for your RSS feed and Twittered and I just love the Lettering alphabet blocks. I love the colors and the various letter types.

Terry Green |

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I signed up for your RSS feed and Twittered and I just love the Lettering alphabet blocks. I love the colors and the various letter types.

I love all the cool stuff on this site. I really like the Photo – Lettering blocks. I like the fonts and style and the color!!!

I love all the cool stuff on this site. I really like the Photo – Lettering blocks.
I like the font style, texture and color.

Thank you!

My husband and I absolutely love these and have our fingers crossed to win! We regularly check out the awesome eye candy on grainedit!

Ashley McKee |

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Love all of it!

I love these blocks – they remind me so much of the Alexander Gerard blocks and all of his whimsical design iterations. It just says “Design Should Delight”.

What fabulous blocks…I’d love to have them!

house industries is so awesome! definitely LOVING the typography posters, just spied those on their site the other week for the first time.

finally signed up for e-mail updates which i should have done long ago! i could use a win! thanks!

you guys are so nice. thanks for awesome type.

Have been following your RSS feed, Facebook profile and Twitter account for a while already. Anyway, count me in. :)

I certainly like those prints and typography blocks as they remind that there is still hope to have some stylish design in the walls of humanity.

Love the Photo-Lettering concept from House. Great idea! Count me in for the contest.

Please pick me. oh please oh please.

I would be the best aunt ever if I could give those blocks to my niece.

A fortune teller told me I would never win at anything.

Prove her wrong, grain edit!

Old school type for old school types. I want this for my kids someday. I’ll have them drafting out the entire family of Neutra before they learn to write their own names.

i love House.

Gotta love those slabs! :)

Don’t know if it’s too late to enter, but I subscribe to your RSS feed and I love this shirt.

i am extremely interested in typography right now, so any ways for me to experiment are welcomed! these blocks are great!

Kimberly Lennex |

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Oh man. I’m quickly becoming a type nerd and would LOVE to have these. Beautiful.

Just entering- been reading you folks on google reader for awhile at the recommendation of a friend and I’m glad I added you.

Wow, between email updates and Facebook updates, there’ll be no way for me to miss anything.

That block set is really pretty. I’m a sucker for pretty toys. But really, I like House Industries for their flamboyant ampersand.

Those are beautiful.

Gosh, I’m such a type nerd. Slab serifs = love.

All of these items are fabulous- The gang at House never let us down. I’ve been super excited upon hearing about the release of this classic typography in easy to use font form!

Gimme Gimme Gimme!

All of these items are fabulous- The gang at House never let us down. I’ve been super excited since hearing about the release of this classic typography in easy to use font form!

I think those blocks would be a good introduction to my son to the world of
beautiful type.

Beautiful work! Those blocks are awesome.

I think those blocks would be a good introduction for my son to the world of
beautiful type.

Gorgeous. Missed the first announcement of this giveaway. You come up with some truly amazing giveaway partners/items. As always, Grain Edit tops my must-read list.

House are about as much of a sure thing as you can find. I love the slab serifs on there.

those are some rad blocks. I’d love to… play with them! ;)

I NEED that “5″ serigraph to match the 5 that is tattooed on my wrist!

Ed Rondthaler is a hero and to see all the hard work he put into photo-lettering rise again through the amazing objects produced by House Ind. is an amazing treat.

Erik Marinovich |

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ohh i love these letters. the seriograph’s colors are so awesome too. please count me in for the giveaway!

ohh i love these letters. the serigraph’s colors are so awesome too. please count me in for the giveaway!

Winning this would complement my other H.I. block set beautifully! Well done.

just caught your last chance tweet, these are beautiful!

I’m starting to learn about Typography and would love this to add to my inspiration everyday!!

susan sparks |

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Love the blocks!!

I can’t wait for the photo lettering site to launch.

i’d love to be playing with these blocks with my niece right now.

oooooooo so so pretty!! pick me pick me!!

sheree j bridge |

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oooh, can’t believe I almost missed this.

I love that t-shirt – those serifs are just delicious.

Hi, subscriber via RSS. Awesome. My wife’s a printer and I’m a librarian – our kids need these.

The lady that read my palm today said that she saw type faces in my lines, and this giveaway was totally in the bag for me.

Weird, because I didnt even mention it…

Nasir Zubair |

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Gotta love House Industries. Everything they do is amazing.

These would look great against my other mid-century modern pieces :)

Love House Industries, these blocks are beautiful!

being a print designer with focus on typography, id love to have these sets for constant inspiration

fantastic stuff!

yes, i would like to win.

Don’t pick me. Wait, just kidding. Pick me.

want, want, need, want!

These blocks are the DNA of what we do and super cool on top of that.

Love the colors, love the shapes, love the patterns of the different fonts!! (ps am already subscribed) — Catherine V.

Unbelievably rad giveaway.

Wow, what an amazing prize!!! I’m in :)

I would love to win! Wish me luck

Slab fonts are king. Great prize.

I love this…please may I have it?

Love me a nice slab. Here’s hoping I win!

Love the blocks! Pick me please!

Kate Earhart |

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the blocks are beautiful– I’d give them a loving home.

Love those old fonts!

John Royall |

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The script “Photo Lettering Incorporated” that’s on the site and the blocks is way too hypnotic. I can’t stop looking at it.

Artist with a love of typography. Inspiration in my new studio, blocks to my new little addition :)

Love the Photo-Lettering. In the immortal words of Moz: Please, please, please let me get what I want this time!