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Kenner Spirograph and Spirotot (1976)

Contributed by Bryson Stohr on Jun 19th, 2022. Artwork published in .
    Kenner Spirograph and Spirotot (1976) 1
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    Aki Lines and the Spirograph are both line-based, so why not put them together? This U.S. edition of the “educational design drawing toy” was issued by Kenner in 1976.

    The Spirotot is a version aimed at younger children.
    Source: clmfe. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Spirotot is a version aimed at younger children.


    • Aki Lines
    • Helvetica




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    3 Comments on “Kenner Spirograph and Spirotot (1976)”

    1. We had the original version when I was a kid. As you can see from this photo, they totally missed the opportunity to incorporate the toy’s concept into the typography.

      I think we have one like this somewhere in our house. If/when I find it, I’ll post it here to complete the Spirograph’s typographic evolution.

    2. Thanks for sharing, Mark, that’s great! I came across the original box design while looking for images of the later editions, but was too lazy to find out if any type was used on it, in addition to the Helvetica. The squarish letters for the name are similar to Filmotype Gypsy, but that one’s not a match. It’s similar for the script: Filmotype Jade would come close with some stretching, but I don’t think it’s a cigar.

    3. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was hand lettered.

      And, FWIW, I don’t think we have one anymore.

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