Under the Sea

“Under the Sea” transformation playing cards were published in 2005 to raise money for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an environmental charity which promotes sustainable fishing practices. 54 contemporary artists and illustrators were commissioned to create images for the deck, each one donating artwork. The transformations retain the traditional positions of the pips on the cards (apart from the jokers and court cards) while the variety of styles of illustration and design produce an eclectic but visually enchanting set.

Under the Sea transformation playing cards, published in 2005

Above: “Under the Sea” transformation playing cards, published in 2005 by the Marine Stewardship Counsel, with different artists contributing art for each card. Purchase of the deck supports the MSC’s work in the field of finding solutions to overfishing.

Last Updated December 23, 2021 at 09:31pm


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