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The Font Deck: A Playing-Card Guide to Typography

The Font Deck: A Playing-Card Guide to Typography


Hi, my name is Ben, and I’d like to tell you about a deck of playing cards I’m making called The Font Deck. Typography is all around us and I think everyone could benefit from knowing a bit more about it. So, the Font Deck is basically a typography text book like one of these crammed into a deck of playing cards. Each of the 52 cards has a separate piece of useful information about typography, and how to use it in your life. On the actual faces of the cards, there are facts about letter anatomy iconic fonts and their designers, overviews of typographical history font classification tips, special characters, amusing quotes tips for best practice, and a lot more. The cards will be printed on casino-quality Bicycle card stock with air cushion finish, by the United States Playing Card Company in Erlanger, Kentucky, and boy, are they smooth. I think the Font deck is great for anyone wanting to learn the basics of typography and also for experienced designers looking to brush up on their skills. My name is Ben Barrett-Forrest, and I’m a graphic designer and type nerd from Canada, and I’d really appreciate your help in creating The Font Deck.

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