Deck of Art Cards Re-edition

To celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2018, the RA has returned to its product archive for inspiration.

We are excited to present this deck of Art Cards re-edition based on the original from the 1970s, including designs by Royal Academicians David Hockney, Allen Jones, Sandra Blow, Philip Sutton, Terry Frost and more.

Also available as a limited edition original.

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Dimensions 2 x 9 x 7cm
Fabric & material Card/Paper
SKU 02087692

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Product story

In 1976 the JPL Gallery in London asked fifty four British artists to create their version of a playing card. Each artist was given the task to create a specific card from the pack; plus an artist to create the reverse pattern for the entire deck and an artwork for the pack itself.

When collector Andrew Jones saw the show he purchased the entire collection and approached artists with the request to create an actual pack of cards from their artworks. The cards were then then sold in a range of outlets including gallery shops such as the RA. Some of the best known British artists from the 20th century were involved with this project including many RAs.