“A couple years ago, I felt really masochistic and designed a whole set of playing cards.
For the bibliophile at heart, these were cards with famous literary characters that I’d always wanted to illustrate: Alice in Wonderland, SHerlock Holmes, Peter Pan, Animal Farm. Then I collected some very cool quotes for the number cards, and gave the whole thinga theme. I called it the Split Deck, and each suite contains a literary theme.
Hearts: LOVE and HATE
Spades: WAR and PEACE
Diamonds: WEALTH and POVERTY
Clubs: GOOD and EVIL
I gave a set of cards away to friends and familiy, but they’re pretty small — 2”x3.5”, and I was told a few of them got lost in the mail. I re-printed them this year <2011> to send to those who said they never got theirs, as well to new friends who weren’t on the original list. I’ve got a few extra that I’ve printed, not much. But I’ve had lots of requests over the past couple years about people wanting to buy a set for themselves.
So here, now, today, for a limited time only, I’m offering on a first-come, first-serve, while-supplies-last, get’em-while-they’re-hot, the one and only SPLIT DECK! If you’d like to purchase a set, please just send me an email or click here: http://www.leuyenpham.com/playingcards.html
They’re $20 USD, plus shipping. I know that’s pricey for such small cards, but I’m not out to make money. It’s really just to give out to people who’d like them.
Forgot to update this, but cards are all gone! Thank you thank you for everyone who asked for them, I’m really overwhelmed by everyone’s niceness. If I get enough requests, I might reprint them again, but MAN what a pain to assemble!”