Here's what the manufacturer has to say about THE COSMOGONY OF UNCLE GOOSE...
“Uncle Goose sometimes feels like that eccentric yet eloquent friend of yours that seems to have stepped out the late 19th century.
After all, ours is a company that stepped back over one hundred years in time to hand-manufacture classic wood blocks in an era of computer games and digital toys.
We’re really in love with learning, design, and creativity. And we love blocks. So this is what we do, and how we approach our craft. It’s simple, creative, old-fashioned, and maybe a little quirky; and that’s the essence of Uncle Goose Toys.
The garb of our handsome Uncle Goose character evokes a spirit of fun and mischief, slyly tipping his top hat to the fashion sensibilities of a bygone era.
Like our logo, we, too, are throwbacks to this simpler time. And we also appreciate the irony. Not many can be sophisticated and silly at the same time. Uncle Goose manages to do just that.
We labour over our products with the work ethic and artistry of the 1800’s. Other than Santa, very few people you know personally still hand manufacture wood toys. We seem to be pressing against an invisible boundary that lies between what is possible and what is practical.
But as artists, not creating blocks seems completely unreasonable... and maybe even dangerous.
We can’t even imagine living in a world without blocks. If Uncle Goose didn’t bother to craft them, this iconic toy might very well become extinct.
We simply couldn’t stand to live in that world. Blocks inspire. In particular, our blocks are fascinating to those who long to feel inspired by sensual participation in the physical realm”