Elevator pitch Typoblok is a building block toy that can create typefaces through the play.
I started this project while taking Judith Landsman‘s typography class at Parsons design school (Spring 2007). Goal was to create a 3 dimensional box that uses either one alphabet or one word as a design element. Instead, I used all 6 sides of a block to represent 6 different strokes that could be freely used to create english alphabets when the blocks are put together.
The idea sketch below includes how the block would look in 2-dimension and 3-dimension, and how users can sculpt different typefaces for a same alphabet using the blocks.
This project is currently being developed.