Face facts: Today, Labor Day, is the end of Summer. Heat and humidity will soon be a memory. Design students are going back to school (and we can look forward to Columbus Day, Halloween, election day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah). Here’s a gift idea for your favorite design student:
“Type Deck” identifies particular forms in historical periods and aesthetic contexts. Each of the fifty-four cards features a hand-drawn character, and provides insight into its historical context, design, and purpose. The collection is divided into six categories: Victorian, Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau, Black Letter, Modern, Eclectic, and Post Modern and is a handy desk-sized resource that will add grade points to the student in your life.
I’d order not one, not two but three “Type Decks” while supplies last.