Global Alphabet Blocks - Tibor Kalman
Global Alphabet Blocks, designed in 1991 by Tibor Kalman in collaboration with Scott Stowell.
They includes Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Hiraganga (Japanese), and Latin/Roman letters.
The blocks are recognizable by the different world alphabet scripts printed on various sides of the cubes. In making this gesture the artist was proclaiming the unity of human identity through the graphic representation of language. He did so in the form of a familiar and educational toy, but in a striking way no one had done before.
Dimensions: 30.2" x 2" blocks in 11" x 13" wood box.