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.
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
Receive our daily digest of inspiration, escapism and design stories from around the world direct to your inbox
Comme Si’s first store in Brooklyn is a design lover’s temple to socks
Sock and loungewear brand Comme Si launches a temporary Brooklyn store, a rich and inviting space created with designers Elias Studio, John Sohn and Yoonjee Kwak
By Pei-Ru Keh Published
Shop independent design from these online destinations
The best curated online platforms to shop independent design, from designers’ artworks to furniture by emerging creatives
By Rosa Bertoli Published
This tiny electric delivery van concept could solve a puzzle for urban businesses
HW Electro Puzzle electric delivery van is a multifunctional micro-machine for small businesses of the future
By Jonathan Bell Published