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House of Cards

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September 29 2009


As part of the House of Cards campaign, 53 leading artists and designers have come together to create a limited-edition deck of cards for UK’s housing charity Shelter.

Shelter provides advice and practical assistance for families in the UK faced with homelessness and bad housing. Not to be confused with the classic House of Cards designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1952, the playing cards feature designs from Alexander McQueenDamien HirstMarc Quinn, Kyle Cooper, M/M Paris, among others. The cards come in a slipcase designed by Pentagram London, who’s own Domenic Lippa is also featured in the deck.

Only 1,000 A5-sized decks have been produced, and are now available for £70 (while they last) with proceeds benefiting the charity.



The playing cards are an extension of the campaign by Leo Burnett London, which produced the acclaimed TV commercial, directed by Nick Goffey and Dominic Hawley, earlier in the year:

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By Skylar Challand