Curator Deck: Emmanuel Jose's Beautiful Paper Cut Playing Cards

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Wed, Dec 19th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Available for sale on the House of Playing Cards website, this insanely beautiful deck designed by Emmanuel Jose features a unique design on each card crafted individually out of paper.

It all started with one card a week. Artist Emmanuel Jose has created every element of this breathtaking deck entirely by hand. He did not use digital software, or pen and ink. Every design was painstakingly crafted out of paper. Yes, every number, letter, pip, and image was made from hand-cut paper. Emmanuel created 1 card per week for an entire year to finish the complete deck!

Known as a "transformation" deck, this style of art has been around for years. The artwork speaks for itself, and each card stands on its own merits. The back design features scissors, hinting at the method used to create this masterwork. The entire deck has a black, white, and red color scheme, which extends to the striking tuck box.

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