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SIMPLIFIED BY HUMAN CRAFT, TYPOGRAPHY BECOMES TOY. XAVI RECALLS BAUHAUS IN HIS FATHER'S WOODSHOP.





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The Bauhaus was one of the first schools of design and operated in Germany from 1919 to 1933, bringing artists and craftsmen together.
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The school had a major influence in the development of art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.
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Joseph Alberts developed the "Kombinationschrift" alphabets, using 10 basic shapes and its combinations to write any letters or numbers.
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Alma Buscher, one of the few women at the school, designed toys and other utilitarian objects.
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Xavi combines both Joseph Albers and Alma Buscher work to create a toy that would make not only children play with wooden blocks, but also adults, allowing them to create letters, boats or whatever they come up with.
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Sketches and Inspiration
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An image of Xavi's Grandfather's workshop, where they worked together to craft these playful letterforms
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An image detailing the time spent on each of the crafted pieces
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JANUARY 3, 2011
 
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Fortnight is a documentary on the millennial generation. Millennials are the first generation raised on the Internet and the last to remember life unplugged. Discover the lives and ideas of 58 individuals coming of age as the world turns digital.