For the most part I really don’t share a lot of Children’s toys, but hey, it’s Christmas time and I do have a five month old. The PineStack toy by Michael Svane Knap is not only nicely designed it almost has a designer or handmade quality to it. The way it packs away is nice as well. Check out the video and see how this cool toy is handled.
Pine stacks graphical aesthetics is simple, naive and childish which speaks to the children on their level. Color and graphic combined creates a feeling that appeals both to boys and girls. The colors on the tree is referencing to the colors that will appear through the four seasons on the pine trees. The three basic hatchings combined create a family of graphic transformations. The expression is inspired of the needles and branches on a pine tree.