Design a deck of cards that follow a theme while analyzing a typeform.
Ideas and Moodboards
I decided to go with the theme Fireside stories since I have always wanted to illustrate stories and the theme would help me explore a serif font. Serif fonts are special since that is where the web fonts originally came from. Each Suite will be a folktale from a different part of India. North, South, East, and West. The stories will be simple clear and accompanied by illustrations while exploring typography in depth.
The reason I went with this font is that I want my theme to have the feeling of reading an old book, an ancient tale told to kids. Caslon fits perfectly as it is a serif font and has been used in various storybooks throughout history.
The type also has a lot of distinct characteristics that I explored.
Fireside Stories- The deck
I wrote the stories in simplified forms and distributed it across each suite so it reads well as a whole deck. The stories are
- From the north of India, written in Kashmir comes a tale of friendship and fantasy.
Vikram and Betal
- From the southern lands of Karnataka is the story of Nakula a story of how hasty decisions can have bad consequences.
- From the east state of Arunachal Pradesh is the story of Bhoomi a beautiful story of
love and creation.
- From the West comes a story of wisdom and cleverness in the most unusual form of a bird. Kalia the clever crow
Orange is a color that is an important part of the Indian flag and is commonly seen in the country’s history . I used one of my older drawings to set the theme for a vibrant set of cards that would be a combination on orange, black and offwhite.
I researched various Kings, Queens, Folktales, and comics from India to come up with Illustrations for My deck. I wanted them to be detailed so that they add richness to the beautiful font that Caslon is. Here are a look at my roughs and some of my completed sketches.
This deck can be purchased here