Shelter’s House of Cards

Playing card, red hearts
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We're all for supporting a good cause here at Wallpaper*, and the latest altruistic excursion to bring a little goodwill to the cultured masses comes from homeless charity, Shelter.

Taking inspiration from the charity's hard-hitting ad campaign - which employs the images of a collapsing house of cards to highlight Britain's looming housing crisis - Shelter have collaborated with some of Britain's biggest names to produce a limited range of special edition playing cards.

Plate with Jammy dodgers with a red heart

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Pulling in a stellar cast of 53 artists and designers, ranging from Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen to Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn, the creative minds at Shelter have commissioned the big names to come up with their own vision of each of the cards from a traditional deck.

From Mat Collishaw's homeless jack of diamonds, to David Bailey's Mini Mouse-come-Hitler creation and Giles Deacon's scratchy dominatrix ace of spades, each card showcases a little slices of some of Britain's best creative talent.

The partnership kicked off with a short lived exhibition at London's Haunch of Venison Gallery followed by an auction of the cards, which raised over £100,000 for the charity. If you'd like to get your hands on one of the limited edition packs however, visit Shelter's website for information on how to purchase.


Haunch of Venison Gallery
6 Burlington Gardens