CardsARCHITECTURE IN THE NORTHWEST
Playing Card Project-A New Kind of Game
The creative talent of 54 architectural firms in the Pacific Northwest are exemplified in a unique deck of cards produced by Notkin. Firms were invited to submit in any media in a 10" x 14" format under the theme of "Architecture in the Northwest". Notkin held an "artists opening" to display this unique original work, which debuted at the Seattle AIA gallery during January 1993. The project received a First Place/Special Events award in a national competition sponsored by the Society for Marketing Professional Services that same year.
The original artwork can still be viewed at Notkin. Since very few card decks remain and requests for the cards continues to be overwhelming, a four-color poster was created to allow for greater distribution to those interested in the artistry of the project. If you would like to receive a poster, please contact us at email@example.com.
Queen of Spades - Mahlum Architects |
The Renaissance meets the Northwest as the Queen of Spades
receives architect-visitors in this rendering from Mahlum.
Robert Lober won an intra-firm competition to produce this card.
Ace of Hearts - ARC Architects|
A design by Stan Lokting of ARC presents a cryptic group of plans
of the modernist patriarch Mies Van der Rohe along with the plea:
"all we are saying ... is give Mies a chance."
Ten of Diamonds - Streeter Architects & Associates|
Streeter's staff developed an elegant reference to the Ten of Diamonds
by overlaying the tracery of a gothic vault to show diamond-shaped geometry.
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