Playing cards featured in British exhibit

September 29th, 2009 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General

Yet another reason we wish we could get to the U.K. more often.

Shelter, a housing and homelessness charity in England and Scotland, is hosting a unique exhibit of playing cards as a fundraiser. The cards, designed by artists from around the world, are on display at the Haunch of Venison Gallery in London. The exhibit includes many incredible displays, such as the King of Spades by Alexander McQueen (pictured). The deck is for sale, as well.

In support of its cause, the organization has produced an incredible video featuring a representation of the housing market and unfair repossessions. We love the use of Radiohead’s “Videotape” as the music, but we’re wondering why the obvious song wasn’t chosen. Too easy, we guess.


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