Xerography Playing Cards
The artwork on these decks has been processed and enlarged in numerous generations by photocopiers, creating the unusual color separations and shape contours that you see. This look is inspired by independently printed band posters of the 80s and 90s. These decks feature a double-ended back design, 100% custom faces, and a custom designed tuck box. For the court cards, I asked some friends and family to mimic the poses of the traditional figures in the cards. Kings and Jacks (and the Queen of Spades) needed to hold a vertical object of their choice in their left hands while Queens (and the Jack of Hearts) needed to hold a smaller object of their choice in whichever hand was appropriate. And the Jack of Clubs has a flower in her hat. Each model created and fashioned their own look for this project. Finally, there are 18 different pips for each suit in this deck, with no single pip duplicated on any one card.