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Everything You Need To Know About Colorblindness In One Book

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According to the online community We Are Colorblind, around 8% of the male population of the planet is color blind. That's a pretty significant fact, given that most people couldn't tell the difference between protanopia, deuteranopia and tritanopia -- three common forms of color vision problems.

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Enter Dominic Tunstall, a graphic design student who's compiled a short book dedicated to the mystery of color blindness. Combining typography and illustration, the tiny tome is full of interesting facts like this: "Color blindness is usually passed down from mother to son on the 23rd chromosome, which is the sex chromosome."

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Tunstall created the work as part of the International Society of Typographic Designers' challenge to tell "Everything About One Thing." "Gather a complete knowledge about one single thing," ISTD prompted, "and make that accessible for the public in the form of either a book, magazine or digital presence."

"Being color blind as a Graphic Designer can often be challenging," Tunstall adds on his Behance site. "I wanted to typographically design a source of information that provides the basics of color blindness in the form of a book."

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Scroll through a preview of Tunstall's pages here or check out the link to the book -- made public to all curious parties -- here.

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