A reconstruction of a printed sheet of Ken Garland and Robert Chapman’s game Connect
David Bennewith
2010 ... added January 2011

343 x 245 mm, 8 pages, 1st ed. 500

offset, remake, laser printer, game, cardboard

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A reconstruction of a printed sheet of Ken Garland and Robert Chapman’s game Connect, designed by Ken Garland and Associates for the James Galt Toy Company in 1969. Including an interview with Ken Garland conducted in 2008.

During the interview Garland referred to an interesting detail regarding the design of the game:
“Now, I want to tell you something that a lot of people don’t know. The clue to this game is the template from which all these tiles are cut. When the game came out a lot of companies started to make copies, there was an Italian company, somebody in the United States, Japan – they never seemed to get it quite right. [...] If they’d sat down long enough with the original and assembled it – worked out how it would have been layed up to be printed and cut – it wouldn’t have needed too much ingenuity to figure this out.”