6.12.2011

Color blocks

blocks

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From the flea market. They could be old, could be new. 
My guess is this was an old collaboration between Josef Albers and Donald Judd.
and Bill Ding.



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13 comments:

Cassie said...

These are quite wonderful. How big are they?

John said...

2"x4"- but it'd be cool if they were console table size, and you could change colors to suit whatever's going on in your house.
Perhaps a summer project!....

Anna said...

old, new. either way, awesome!

jellyfishheart said...

Fantastic!!!!!

Karen + Sara said...

these are amazing what a great find!!

tllytdy said...

Are these going in the shop or are you just teasing us?

John said...

Probably not in the shop- at least not in this form....

sara said...

these are amazing !!!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I think I may have found them - or something very similar at least :)

http://www.learningmaterialswork.com/store/tinte.html

John said...

You're right Deborah! Wow- I had a feeling they weren't your average everyday blocks. Mine are in their other format:
http://www.learningmaterialswork.com/store/colorframes.html (which looks like a better deal!)
And what a cool company!
Thanks for finding them!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

A cool company indeed - I want everything. I would never have sold a set at a fleamarket. Lucky you!

Learning Materials Workshop said...

Hello All! We are very glad that one of our customers tracked us down to let us know of the feature on Wary Meyers- and very flattered for all the comments. This block set is called "Colorframes" and was, indeed designed/produced by Learning Materials Workshop, and small company based out of Burlington, VT. This set is still available on our website, www.learningmaterialswork.com, along with several other beautiful, open-ended hardwood building toys. This set in particular features 42 different Pantone colores, displaying different attributes of color: hue, value, and intensity. The designer, Karen Hewitt and president of Learning Materials draws upon her history as an artist, early childhood educator, and toy historian to inform her award-winning designs. Check out our site, and please be

Learning Materials Workshop said...

Thanks for all your interest and comments on Colorframes, a toy I designed a number of years ago. I love the idea that some people thought the blocks were big enough to be furniture. Just to clarify, each Colorframe is 3 3/4" long by 1 3/4" wide by 1/2" thick - perhaps a great size for doll house furniture. I do think that the artists, Josef Albers and Donald Judd and, even the toy, Bill Ding may have had some influence on my design ideas.
If you liked the Colorframes, you should check out Coloraturo, my latest design on www.learningmaterialswork.com

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