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Apocalyptic Suits – Playing Cards for the End of the World

If we’re going to face the end of the world, then we might as well have some fun while doing it. When there is no more electricity, and no more fuel, meaning that there are no more computers or TVs, we are going to have to rely on the simplicity of playing cards.

As a way to pass the time, Buffalo graphic artist and Buff State grad, Bunk Baird, has revamped the look of the traditional playing card by creating an ominous version that turns the deck into a tale – spelling out the four stages of the biblical Apocalypse.

In Bunk’s deck (which happens to be full), he replaces the traditional suits with that of pestilence, war, famine, and death. The result is a spellbinding to say the least.

In order to produce these cards, Bunk has set up a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. If you can see yourself decked out with a set of the cards, or you’re simply a fan of creative and entrepreneurial Buffalo artists, then do yourself a favor and contribute a few bucks by clicking here. Once funded, the designs will be printed by MPC Playing Cards on 300gsm premium stock. The Kickstarter campaign ends on July 3, 2015.

“So what are you waiting for? The Apocalypse?”

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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