Third Drawer Down
Playing Cards by David Shrigley x Third Drawer Down
A true test in skill and chance, and individually illustrated by David Shrigley, these cards are a revolt against modern deck formats with only black suits in the entire pack. Every spade, heart, diamond and clubs all match the colour of Shrigley's sense of humor. As labelled on the box, this set of cards is 'NOT FOR IDIOTS'.
-54 playing cards with unique illustrations
-7cm x 9cm (2.7" x 3.9")
Shrigley is a Glasgow-based artist whose drawing style evolved as a reaction to the seriousness of the art he was expected to produce at art school. He bases his work on intuition rather than long-winded theory. Shrigley is also a self-editor, ripping up whatever he thinks doesn't work into teeny-weeny pieces so that they can't be recycled. He holds onto the things that surprise him and make him laugh. David Shrigley is a British artist who has come to prominence through his drawings, publications and sculptural works. His drawings have a kind of throwaway beauty peopled as they are with monster children, idiots, aliens, bad parents and full of twisted lists and exchanges.
Third Drawer Down
Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, Third Drawer Down has collaborated with some of the most influential artists of our time, translating their works into gift and homeware collections with an uncompromising dedication to artistic integrity, functionality, and accessibility. Originally established as a project producing limited edition artist tea towels as prints-on-linen, Third Drawer Down has grown into a global business, launching the United States company in fall 2018. Third Drawer Down’s superbly crafted artist-driven gifts and homewares are brimming with irony and intelligence working with the greatest artists on the planet. The studio has collaborated with more than 200 international artists including Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Chris Ofili, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, David Salle, David Shrigley, and Mickalene Thomas.