Eames and House Industries

Months ago I was happy to finally receive these special edition Eames alphabet blocks from House Industries. Earlier this year, House Industries released an Eames-inspired typeface collection "Eames Century Modern" and offered this set of blocks to showcase the new fonts. 

The packaging is great and will store the blocks nicely on a shelf. The blocks are made from basswood and the varied, cheerful design is beautifully printed in vibrant inks including metallics.

Inspired by their sketches, films and ephemera, House Industries worked closely with the Eames family to reflect the Eames's work in each poster number, ligature and serif. I think they did a great job in capturing their essence of mid-century sophistication & delight.

One of the fonts, Eames Century Modern Light:

image source: House Industries

The Eames Century Modern Project history, exhibit and fonts can be found here.

All photos © ourhaus/Jodi Vautrin