01/16/2014 08:27 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About Colorblindness In One Book

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.


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."


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."


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