Font Alphabet Puzzle by Looodus

Product news: Milan company Looodus has designed a toy that allows children to learn about typography and the alphabet at the same time.

Font Alphabet Puzzle by Looodus

Looodus laser cut each of the 26 letters in the alphabet in the shape of a typeface that begins with that letter, so T is represented by Times New Roman and P is written in Playbill.

Font Alphabet Puzzle by Looodus

The letters slot into a wooden board with the names of the fonts inscribed under each.

Font Alphabet Puzzle by Looodus

Fonts were carefully selected for their shapes and sizes, and come in shades of green, blue or red.

Font Alphabet Puzzle by Looodus

The designers originally created the Font Alphabet Puzzle for their young daughter. "There are opportunities which arise every day to be creative and make quick fun toys for her, using the most rudimentary materials and sometimes these mini prototypes can become more refined products," said Looodus co-founder Kurt Stapelfeldt.

Font Alphabet Puzzle by Looodus

Looodus was founded in Milan this year by Stapelfeldt and photographer Denise Bonenti.

Font Alphabet Puzzle by Looodus

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