Global Alphabet Blocks from Tibor Kalman
Global Alphabet Blocks from Klein & More from 1991 are typical for the graphic designer Tibor Kalman, whose graphically significant designs are shaped by his world views. Different alphabets (Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, and Japanese) are printed on the cube-shaped birch blocks, referring to the cohesion of mankind through graphical elements.
Reproduction with a copy of the original design
The dices show the alphabet of languages that are spoken in conflict zones worldwide, which make the Global Alphabet Blocks relevant still today and in the future. After Kalman’s death the alphabet’s production was ceased and the blocks could only be found in museums.
In 2014, the production was resumed, after consulting Kalman’s widow.
Since then, the Blocks with a special copy of the original design by Tibor Kalman are supplied with the statement why he created this work and how to use it.