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art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards
art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards

art of play : Imperial hotel playing cards

$38.00

From 1913-1922, Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. For decades this landmark served as an architectural icon for the city, during which time it survived several devastating earthquakes until it was demolished in 1968. Fortunately, the main entrance and hotel lobby were preserved and reconstructed in 1968 at the Museum Meiji-mura, an open-air architectural museum and theme park near Nagoya in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Imperial Hotel, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has partnered with Art of Play to design a commemorative pack of playing cards based on Wright’s original drawings. Meticulously Illustrated by Ethan Kowaleski in close collaboration with Brad Fulton and Dan & Dave Buck. Available exclusively at the maker, we are pleased to offer an extremely limited quantity in our shop.

materials : FSC certified paper derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks.

• length 9.1cm
• width 6.4cm
• depth 2.2cm

Art of Play

Founded in 2013 by twin brothers Dan and Dave Buck, pioneers in the art of cardistry, Art of Play brings a twisted graphic sensibility and a witty turn to the humble playing card. Manufactured with paper from sustainable forests and printed with environmentally friendly, vegetable-based inks, the quality of these decks is among the world's finest. Each pack is the product of an imaginative collaboration with artists and illustrators, spanning a range of aesthetics, with plenty of detail to discover over years of play.

made in America