Design Alphabet

Design Alphabet

South African illustrator Emma Cook created a series of flash cards that will help designers and people in creative fields teach their kids the ABCs.

Modern flash cards feature each letter of the alphabet paired with helpful image of Apple computer, DSLR camera, Email, Moleskine sketchbook, Wacom tablet, and other design related tools / products.

Parents in creative professions can now easily teach the alphabet to their children and train the next generation of graphic designers.

Designer Alphabet

Creative Alphabet

Emma Cook Alphabet

Design ABCs

Designer ABCs

Creative ABCs

Alphabet Flash Cards

Also check out: Confessions of a Designer and Words as Images

  1. Joe

    *Hipster alphabet.

    I feel bad for the kid whose parents would use these cue cards.

  2. Nisa Zul

    ya, this what kids nowadays learn & remember.

  3. Jesse Schiffmiller

    Knowing how to operate this stuff takes legitimate intelligence and has nothing to do with being a hipster you imbecile.

  4. Andy


    F is for Fixie
    M is for Moleskin

    Of course this is hinting at hipster chic, even if it’s tongue in cheek.

  5. Gert

    I’m with Andy. Hipster is as hipster does. This also looks like someone’s Illustrator class project actually.

  6. Michele

    blacK for K?

  7. Tim


    CMYK is the colour format for printing in software like Photoshop and Illustrator, they stand for corresponding ink in most printers: C=Cyan, M=Magenta, Y=Yellow and K=Key (black)

  8. Emily

    Michele, black is for K because of the printing process. CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, the four colors that are standard in most printing on paper. :)

  9. Christian

    It’s a reference to CMYK which is a color space that some designers use, and generally refers to printing and ink colors. The colors are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (which is represented with a K).

  10. bryant

    I always thought the K came from Key Plate

  11. afiq

    How about K is for Keyboard?

  12. jad

    how about C for color wheel of death?

  13. Zack

    Fun for a designer or hipster? Sure. Educational for a child? No. These would raise more questions than they would answer.

  14. Karen

    Of course K is the only one they couldn’t think of something for.

  15. Karin

    Well done Emma Cook :) I had a chuckle at your clever designs. blacK = K, Brilliance! The flashcards are a perfect tongue-in-cheek commentary on the Graphic Designer’s Lifestyle.

  16. Nick

    formatting, font, Flash… you had to use FIXIE? that is a lifestyle thing, not a graphic design thing.

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