Friday
Jun152018

Kickstarter Campaign by Suzy Taylor, Paper-cut Artist

Suzy Taylor is a world-renowned paper cut artist who works from her home studio in Devon, England. Inspired by her son's interest in dexterous playing card manipulation or "cardistry," Suzy set out to create her own deck and cut each of the designs by hand.

 

"Creating a fully-custom deck of cards was an immense and rewarding challenge." says Suzy. The twelve court cards, ace of spades, jokers and back design were cut by hand, then digitized with a high-resolution scanner.

 

Suzy has launched an already successful Kickstarter campaign in association with Art of Play to see her cards manufactured. Take a look at the campaign here.

Each deck will come enclosed in a letterpress-printed tuck-case with gold foiling and embossed accents, giving these lovingly crafted cards the ornate packaging they deserve.

Hunched over a magnifying glass, craft knife in hand, Suzy Taylor is the epitome of patience and precision. Beneath her tiny blade is a blank sheet of paper, but in her imagination, a dizzyingly complex design is waiting to reveal itself. Days later, thousands of minuscule slivers of paper litter the tabletop and what is left is an intricate lace, extremely delicate and supremely beautiful. This is the time-honored tradition of paper cut art and these are new Papercuts playing cards. First the artwork is sketched onto the paper and then the painstaking cutting process begins. Suzy spent over a year creating these designs and the end result is breathtaking.


 

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