The Poop Deck Project is the culmination of 54 illustrated playing cards from as many international illustrators, masterminded and curated by Ammo. Ammo publishes small books and illustration filled magazines. When Inkygoodness.com told Ammo about their Beermat Character exhibition and asked them to share the gallery space, the team at Ammo jumped at the chance.
We decided it'd be fun to produce something a little different from our usual output whilst sticking to our print based roots. The outcome is an illustrated collection of playing cards and high quality art prints. Choosing a theme wasn't easy but eventually we settled on something with a maritime/nautical influence and decide to name it The Poop Deck Project.
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The Poop Deck Playing Cards are a maritime inspired collection of 54 illustrated playing cards. This beautifully illustrated deck features 4 unique suits including - Pirate Crew, Cursed Pirate Crew, Royal Navy Officers and Mythical Sea Creatures. Each suit has it's own colour scheme and icon making them just as easy to use.
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Also, each pack of cards is poker-sized, boxed and shrink-wrapped, with both face cards and tuck box finished with a matte overlay. The tuck artwork was created by the wonderful Brighton-based illustrator James Burlinson and features a treasure fight, a battle for the booty; staged upon the poop-deck itself between a hand-full of characters from the cards. According to James, their desperation is a sign of just how great that Poop Deck is.
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The Poop Deck Project was exhibited for a week at London's Coningsby gallery as part of a joint exhibition with Inky Goodness.