“One Extremely old rule of visual communication is that of simultaneous contrast whereby the neighborhood of two opposing forms enhances and fit together the communication” Bruno Munari.
It can be played as a memory game – Finds out and combines pairs of cards that make a contrast, or as a stories game – finds a card and tells a story. Or just used as a educational device approaching opposing concepts in a free conversation or narrative.
Developed by the artist Elvira Leite and the architect Marco Ginoulhiac.
Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 3 cm
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Transformations42.00€Designed by Bruno Munari and Giovanni Belgrano in 1975, Transformations is composed of 60 cards to be placed horizontally or vertically to create sequences of always new and unique images. Animals seen from near and far, leaves and roots of trees, flowers, acorns can be combined in many different ways, assembling and disassembling them. One card after another, you can take endless directions, for example climbing from an underground den to the sky in a journey full of surprises. Through the creation of visual stories in continuous transformation, the game develops both linguistic activity and the organization of space. Box dimensions: 15,5 x 15,5 x 4,5 cm
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