The Design Deck

I’m creating a deck of playing cards that doubles as a practical guide to graphic design, called The Design Deck.

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 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.

Check out my Kickstarter campaign below and make a pledge to get your own copy of The Design Deck when it’s ready!



20 thoughts on “The Design Deck

  1. Ben, Brilliant idea & execution! I’ve made a pledge on Kickstarter for my deck & typography poster. Your project & love of typography design reminded me of a terrific past Christmas Card project from a designer whose name I unfortunately don’t remember. Using his typographic & illumination skills, he created small posters…each being a beautiful & different illustration of one letter of the alphabet. He then mailed each separately from A-Z, to be delivered each day starting on DEC 1. After receiving the entire alphabet collection, it was not at first apparent what the connection with Christmas could be. Until someone had pinned the entire collection up on their bulletin board & realized there was…NO L! (This may be an urban myth but I seem to remember reading about it Communication Arts.) ~Rick

    • Hi Rick,
      Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you’re liking the deck.
      I’ll have to find some sneak message to hide in the cards, where only the very observant will be able to decipher it!

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  3. Hey Ben! Great job on the cards. I am really looking forward to receiving my two sets. I’m sure you are super busy and get this all the time, but could tell me when I could expect it? I’m based in the UK. Thanks

  4. WildCrow says:

    Those cards look amazing, do you ship internationally ?, Im in Mexico atm, if not I guess im gonna bother my bro (as usual) to get me one of those in the U.S.

    Best regards.

  5. Liz Wen says:

    Great work. Just pre-ordered one for art school student. Do you need any volunteers/art students to help your great work and learn from you?

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  7. Carrie Vasta says:

    Hi Ben,

    I recently received the Design Deck and Poster in New Zealand. I couldn’t be any happier with them, you have done an amazing job! Keep up the awesome work.

  8. Ben says:

    Hello, I was wondering how I could purchase a deck of your cards. I frame them in my game room and this would be a perfect set to display.


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