The 'Design Deck' by Ben Barrett-Forrest provides a compact and "practical guide to graphic design," in the form of 52 playing cards. Some of the things that the cards offer include bite-sized topics in graphic design, including guides to typography, basic principles, notable design figures, quotes and some of the history of design.
Ben Barrett-Forrest Kickstarter campaign for the Design Deck has now ended, but it's gone above and beyond its initial crowdfunding goals, since it has appeal for both design students and professionals as a great quick reference guide, a study tool, without making it feel like you're hitting the books. In addition to being informative, the cards also work just as well as regular playing cards and would be great to tuck into a desk or backpack when you need a quick refresh, or a quick game of cards.
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