The Drowning World Poker Deck


The panoramic Drowning World Poker Deck from Kahn & Selesnick. The cards may be laid down end to end to form one continuously connected landscape. Printed on high quality playing card stock with curved corners for maximum durability

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Includes the standard 52 cards found in a normal playing card deck, but the traditional suits have been replaced with weeds, birds, chimneys, and icebergs. Also included are two identical cautionary tale cards that may be used as jokers.

Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick are a collaborative artist team who have been working together since they met while attending art school at Washington University in St. Louis in the early 1980s. Both were born in 1964, in New York City and London respectively. They work primarily in the fields of photography and installation art, specializing in fictitious histories set in the past or future.   These may include: documentary-style panoramic and square photographs that combine absurdist fantasy and bogus anthropology; elaborately crafted artifact, costumes and sculpture, often constructed of unlikely materials such as bread or fur, painting and drawings ranging from large scale works on plaster to pages of conceptual doodling.

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