Monday, 5 September 2011

Toy – Plus and Minus by Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari was an Italian artist and designer, who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) and non visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic methods and creativity.

I got this great game, Plus and Minus, in a Balouga shop this weekend. It's a reprint of a Bruno Munari and Giovanni Belgrano collaborative game originally produced in 1970. The game consists of 72 cards, 48 of which have transparent backgrounds. The cards can be use to create new images and, "stimulate the child’s creative capacities" - the more the layers, the more complex the image. I know lots of adults that would enjoy this game as much as any child !
More about it here :

Bruno Munari is also a designer of this amaizing bed.
You can read it about here abitacolo