The Design Deck is a great way to learn about Graphic Design
Graphic Design is a hugely useful skill, and we are surrounded by it in almost every part of our lives, but most people know very little about it. The Design Deck is a fun and simple way to learn the essentials of graphic design, improve your skills as a designer, and understand more about the design you interact with everyday.
The Design Deck contains distilled, essential information about the practice of graphic design. Each of the 52 faces has a piece of useful design information, complete with a visual example, combining to create a well-rounded, thorough examination of the subject.
To curate the information, I combed through many of the best graphic design books on the market. I did my best to concentrate the wisdom of these brilliant authors, and put it in a concise, practical form.
Even with the large quantity of design information found on The Design Deck, it is also a fully functional deck of playing cards. It is printed on thick 310gsm cardstock, printed on Bicycle stock by the USPCC. This makes them great for card games, and even magic tricks.
The History of Typography
I began thinking seriously about graphic design education and how I could play a part in it about one year ago, in February 2013. I had recently fallen in love with typography, and was surprised by the lack good instructional videos about it online. I decided to take the matter into my own hands, and made an animated short called The History of Typography. It garnered a lot of interest online, being featured in The Atlantic, Fast Company, Gizmodo, Dezeen, getting feature spot at the Youtube booth at the 2013 Google Developers Conference, and getting over 3/4 of a million views. That experience showed me that people are seriously interested in learning more about graphic design, and want it in mediums other than books.
I hope The Design Deck can spread the love of graphic design to many more people!
Here is the video about The History of Typography I made in 2013 that got me thinking about this whole thing.
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