These beautiful blocks were designed by Jonathan G. for his newborn son. He started working on them before the baby was even born, but didn’t finish until his son’s first birthday. Once you see the level of detail, you’ll understand why the project took so long.
There are 36 blocks — the English alphabet and ten digits — showing 134 images of people, animals, monsters, robots, vehicles, organizations, devices, tools, and objects from some of our favourite movies, TV shows, books, comics, video games, poems, and sculptures, as well as a few from the real world for good measure (and a couple not-so-favourites for comic relief/alphabetical exigency; I’m looking at you, Zardoz). The only real rule I followed in choosing subjects was trying to maintain an even gender balance.
You can read more on the process over at Jonathan’s blog Up, Not North as well as see the detailed list of every image in the set.
Thanks to Jonathan for the tip! Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.