Sunday 13 December 2009

Elle Decoration

aram store contacted us saying PlayShapes had been featured in the January edition of Elle Decoration it's their 'find of the month'

Friday 20 November 2009

NYTimes style guide

We were very pleased to be included in last weeks NewYork Times style guide see link

Thursday 29 October 2009


Shapemaker in the window of Skandium, London

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Our New toy PlayShapes Launches

We are very proud to announce the launch of our new wooden toy at Tent London 2009.

PlayShapes is a modular set of 74 geometric wooden shapes which can be endlessly arranged or stacked to produce hundreds of 3D creations. The smooth shapes, with flashes of colour are pleasingly crafted in rubberwood which can also be used as drawing templates. The intrinsic simplicity of the product and clarity of design, freely allows children and adults alike to fully engage in the wonderment and joy of the creative process.

The set of shapes come in a box along with a printed, unbleached cotton drawstring bag and a set of illustrations. Box size L 21cm x W 19cm x H 15cm Weight 3kgs

Playshapes is available directly from us and select stores R.R.P £74.95 + P+P

We are currently adding new PlayShape creations to our Flickr group click here to see more

Sunday 20 September 2009

We got Gold

We are very proud to have received a gold award for ShapeMaker with a score from the judges of 94% at the 2009 Practical Pre-School awards, This is our first industry toy award.
The awards are tested by professionals in the childcare sector and children themselves across several categories. What the testers said: "Children Loved this product, with the young ones making pictures from the patterned blocks and the older ones timing each other to see who was fastest. There were lots of different pictures to create, which really tested the children's thought processes as they had to get specific bricks for each picture. It promoted good team work and sharing skills, with the children taking it in turns to find pieces and choose pictures to put together. An all round great product."

Friday 28 August 2009

Tent London

We are very excited to be exhibiting at Tent London 24th - 27th September a multi faceted design show in Shoreditch London. Come play with our new wooden toy "PlayShapes" We are situated in the "Content" room Stand E21 visit for more info

Saturday 20 June 2009

Our Childrens Gorilla Faces Sticky tape

We can hardly wait for our delivery of this sticky tape with eyes, noses, moustaches and mouths on it by 'Our Childrens Gorilla' buy it here

Cartoon Particles

The inner Behaviour of german Designer Markus Hofko who has dissected some famous cartoon characters click here to find out who they are

Sunday 7 June 2009

Jas Bhachu: Rubik's Cube Font Generator

Love the simplicity of Liverpool school of art student Jas Bhachu's rubik's cube font generator,see here and here for more info via Designboom.
The brief that asked students to produce a visual representation of the word 'move'. The design uses a standard rubik's cube with stamps on four of its sides so that users can make
their own typeface.

Tuesday 28 April 2009


Here are some selected pages from our book "shape" which we produced for the tate in 2008
its available from our shhhop


We are Zoe Miller and David Goodman we are designers who live and work in Brighton, South coast of England we make kids books for the Tate Gallery. A is for artist 2004 Colour 2006 and Shape 2008 we also produce an exclusive Tate product range

In 2008 we launched our millergoodman brand, our first product ShapeMaker won best gift for kids at Top Drawer 2008

We also run a consultancy called silence which helps creatives explore their ideas through still and moving image reference.

This is our site where we will be letting you know about millergoodman products, events and anything else that we like

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