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Kevin Finn’s graphic design trivia games, 100+, are now on sale here.
There are two volumes available, with volume three coming soon; Volume 1 is Finn’s personal set of graphic design trivia questions. Volume 2 contains the personal selection of trivia questions from Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, and Volume 3 contains Stefan Sagmeister’s personal trivia questions.
These graphic design trivia games fall under the label DESIGNerd, which has been created by Finn as a means to produce and release a range of products and publications over the coming years, including the ongoing 100+ series of trivia games. Finn also founded a series of design journals in 2003 called Open Manifesto, which questions the discipline of design and explores the wider reach of design culture. But where Open Manifesto questions design, Finn says “DESIGNerd seeks to celebrate design.”
There are six copies of Stefan Sagmeister’s 100+ to be won. Just buy one of the first 200 copies of 100+ Volume 1 or one of the first 200 copies of 100+ Volume 2, and you could find your winning ticket inside.
I’d been thinking about setting up the DESIGNerd label for a few years, since I’m a self-confessed design nerd. But I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the label, and my time to think about it was limited due to being busy with client commissions and researching for Open Manifesto. Then, mid last year, the idea for the 100+ Trivia Games just hopped into my head – unannounced and unsolicited. I immediately got excited as 100+ has great potential to be a fun, social and educational game to further promote design education.
But the most exciting aspect of this initiative has been inviting some of the world’s most significant designers to develop their own personal 100+ trivia volume. Steven and Stefan have both commented on how much fun it has been for them to produce their own volume. Each volume is like a personalised book of design information spread across 100 cards – with each card having one question, and most cards including an additional bonus question. 100+ follows the regular trivia format with points allocated to correct answers. The cards are based on a simple three tier points system and, of course, the winner of a 100+ trivia game can proclaim themselves a true DESIGNerd.
The DESIGNerd label itself has already provided me the opportunity to pursue more ideas, which I am very excited about and anxious to develop. All going well, the future for my studio practice will include an increasing amount of DESIGNerd initiatives, which is an incredibly exciting prospect for me. The 100+ trivia series is already receiving enthusiastic attention within design circles, and I already have plans in motion to develop a DESIGNerd 100+ series for Architecture, Product Design and Fashion Design. And since designers are notorious collectors, it’s possible this limited series of personalised trivia volumes from the world’s great designers will be scooped up quickly…
100+ is now on sale here. Only 1000 units of each volume will be produced and sold.