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Takenobu Igarashi Playing Cards - tortoise general store
Takenobu Igarashi Playing Cards - tortoise general store
Takenobu Igarashi Playing Cards - tortoise general store
Takenobu Igarashi Playing Cards - tortoise general store

Takenobu Igarashi Playing Cards

Regular price $48 Unit price  per 

Description:
In the late 1980s, MoMA commissioned a deck of cards by graphic designer Takenobu Igarashi. First appearing in 1993, the cards reflect a contemporary sensibility. Breaking with convention, their symbols overlap and cascade on the front, a stark contrast to their isolated and flat treatment in traditional decks. On their uniform back, Igarashi plays with positive and negative space, merging the symbols of each suit in a two by two composition that bleeds off the cards’ edges. Printed in Austria.

Measurements:

3.5" L x 2.28" W (Card size)
3.74" L x 2.55" W x 0.9" H (Box size)

Variation:
N/A

History: 
Bridging Japanese and American culture, graphic designer and educator Takenobu Igarashi is best known for pushing the boundaries of typography with dimensional type. Igarashi founded and taught at design programs at Chiba University and Tama Art University in Japan, and the University of California, Los Angeles. His work has been collected by museums around the world  

 

 



Materials: 
Paper

Care Instructions:
Do not get wet.

 

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

 

Takenobu Igarashi Playing Cards - tortoise general store
Takenobu Igarashi Playing Cards - tortoise general store