Square 4" kraft boxes that assemble to form letters and numbers
Children of a young age play with small wooden blocks to learn the alphabet. Letters lead to words that lead into sentences and so on. Our oversized kraft boxes reintroduce the alphabet not as 26 distinct letters, but as the result of combining geometric parts. The 4-inch cubes may be viewed and stacked from any direction, creating unexpected shapes and letterforms. The boxes are made from recycled cardboard, delivered flat (assembling is part of the fun). This is a prototype. It is available for exhibit, licensing, etc.
Jeremy Mickel created the typeface ‘Letterbox’ based on the possibilities of the boxes. The typeface is free to download and use. The font is licensed with Open Font License. In short, you can't resell it as is, but you can incorporate it into your work and make a profit on that.
Jeremy Mickel, digital typeface
Custom boxes fabricated by Custom Corrugated in Pawtucket, R.I.
Screenprinted by Tarvis Graphics in Pawtucket, R.I.
At the 2009 RISD Faculty Biennial
News & Press
- Dec 01, 2011 - Letterbox typeface used for London College of Communication MA exhibit
- Mar 12, 2011 - Letterbox typeface used for “Building Blocks” exhibit
- Jun 12, 2010 - Letterboxes featured in book “3-D Typography”
- Mar 01, 2010 - Letterboxes writeup in idN magazine
- Jun 18, 2009 - “Letterboxes by The Design Office”
- May 15, 2009 - Come by Kreatelier to play with the boxes
- Feb 10, 2009 - Letterboxes at the RISD Museum of Art
Posted on Feb 17, 2009