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PICTO - Building Blocks

Picto are a series of large building blocks created for an interactive exhibition aimed at children and young people. The sculptural blocks are made to resemble stylised but recognizable pictograms, stackable both ways. The Picto blocks can be used to write a story, say MAN and WOMAN live in HOUSE with DOG and BABY. Picto blocks are sold individually as ‘art-pieces’. They can constitute eye-catching sculptures in the home or – if several pictograms are purchased – the objects may be used as regular building blocks. Picto blocks are made from MDF or aluminium and come in several sizes, depending on the motif.

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PICTO

PICTO. Est. 2005

PICTO was established by product- and concept-designer Maria Bruun (b. 1966), a 2001 graduate of the Institute of Industrial Design at Danmarks Designskole, and artist Jette Gejl Kristensen (b. 1963) a graduate of the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts. Bruun and Gejl developed their partnership in connection with the exhibition ‘Eventyrlige Rum’ – Fairytale Spaces – at the Aarhus Art Building in 2005 and since at a new exhibition in 2006 at The Museum of Art in Aalborg. Here they presented a series of gigantic building blocks for children to play and build with. The PICTO blocks created a stir among both the young and the old, so Maria Bruun and Jette Gejl Kristensen decided to have them produced. Individually, Bruun and Gejl both have several exhibitions to their name. They are both preoccupied with themes associated with various ways of creating images and identities. Bruun is especially interested in the field of anthropology

By same artist:
Picto - Building Blocks (CC_10, 2006)

img o-p-14/Car
H: 14 / W: 29,5
Aluminum
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img o-p-01/Baby
H: 23 / W: 16,5
Black
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img o-p-02/Woman
H: 27 / W: 15,5
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img o-p-03/Man
H: 29 / W: 19,5
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img o-p-04/Car
H: 14 / W: 29,5
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img o-p-06/Dog
H: 21 / W: 23
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img o-p-07/Snowflake
H: 21/ W: 21
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img o-p-08/House
H: 25,5 / W: 24
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img o-p-10/Trees
H: 26,5 / W: 25
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img o-p-11/Key
H: 29,5 / W: 15
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img o-p-12/Padlock
H: 25 / W: 15
Black
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img o-p-13/Bus
H: 23 / W: 19,5
Black
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img o-p-15/ByCycle
H: 20 / W: 25
Aluminum
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