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