Monday, December 05, 2011
Okay, so I'm seriously one of the craziest people in the world when it comes to
the giving of gifts. Every year for the holidays, I go a little nutty and make these
ridiculously over-the-top little presents for people. Little home-made books, boxes of
personally decorated cookies, specialized mugs, chinese horoscope calendars. You
name it, I've tried to make it.
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 thing
a 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 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
If you'd like to purchase a set,
please just send me an email or click here:
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.