This texture cards feature embossing on the paper so that users can perceive information by sense of touch only.
All information has been converted into embossment such as black is concavity or red is convex. And all production processes are made hand by hand precisely & carefully by Japanese craftsmanship.
The cards are double layered avoiding signs be exposed at the back side.
These features allow users play equally without support even though who are blind or not able to read braille like "you".
Design Right Registered
German Design Award 2020 "Winner"
Exhibited at "Milan Design Week 2019" in Milan.
Production in preparation
WHY / context
It might nobody doubt that playing cards have been staying popular for over hundred years in the whole world. On the other hand, I think that nobody have been noticed that this is yet incomplete gaming implement, particularly for blind people.
There are already lot of playing cards with braille in the market. However, blind people's literacy rate of braille in Japan is around 10% and the case in the world including developing countries should be much more low rate.
HOW / application
All signs and numbers has been converted into embossment by a letterpress technique, such as black signs are concavity or red signs are convex. The cards comprise of double layered for concealing signs on the other side. And all production processes are made hand by hand precisely & carefully by Japanese craftsmanship. Thanks to this unique feature, this cards will engage higher literacy rate by tactile ever.
WHAT / implementation
Package of "dictionary-like" was designed considering so that it would be stored on book shelf as a decoration article. Simple and clear design of a spine "♤♡♢♧" exclusively allows users to distinguish what it is.