The Black Book Manifesto : A Typographic Deck

Derrick Lin


Agency: UnCommon Beat
Type of work: Kickstarter project
Country: USA

A Kickstarter project for our Black Book Manifesto Typographic Deck. We wanted to design a deck of Typographic playing cards that pushed the boundaries of type design on cards yet remain usable, aesthetically beautiful, and where every single card is unique and a piece of art in its own right.

Our objective with the tuck boxes was twofold, on the one hand we wanted the combined materials and processes to ooze refined luxury and top quality craftsmanship, while on the other hand we wanted the external designs to abstractly mirror the cards within without using type. We used embossed and foiled lines on the tuck boxes as the abstract expanding lines of text shown on the inside cards which is the foundation for each design.