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Wild cards

Ace Hotel London x Four&Sons: 25 international artists, photographers, and designers create artwork to pay homage to their favourite breeds—from beautiful images and mixed media, to tongue-in-cheek illustrations, and xeroxed collages. The result? A deck of collectable playing cards.

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Wild cards

The Ace Hotel is well known for its collaborative approach: think limited-edition Vans sneakers, Pendleton blankets, Moscot sunglasses, and an array of custom made objects to be found in their rooms, restaurants and bars. Not less impressive but less known is their dog-friendly attitude, which moved centre stage when Four&Sons was invited by the London team to art direct a dog-centric project.

25 artists, designers, and photographers from around the world created artwork to pay homage to their favourite breed—from beautiful images and mixed media, to tongue-in-cheek illustrations, and xeroxed collages. The result is a set of 25 collectable playing cards including many crowd pleasers: from a soaking wet Shih Tzu by Sophie Gamand, and a skateboarding bulldog by Matt Furie, to an army of dancing terriers by Jay Howell and a German pointer Elvis impersonator by Samuel Jurcic.

Wanna play?
Collect a card with each purchase made at the Ace Hotel London lobby, Hoi Polloi, or Bulldog Edition. You can either keep the cards and build up a full deck, or cash in—ten cards will get you a bag of dog treats at the lobby bar.

Artists
Alana Dee Haynes, Andrew Pommier, Becky Baier, Chrissie Abbott, Brian Donelly, Dog Photog Studios, Faye Moorhouse, Gemma O’Brien, James Geer, Jay Howell, Leo Greenfield, Matt Furie, Martin Usborne, Matt Wisniewski, Miju Lee, Nathaniel Russell, Rob Whoriskey, Root+Bone, Sam Smith, Samuel Jurcic, Stahl-R, Sophie Gamand, Urchin, Will Robson-Scott and Yarra Jones.


With the support of Moo.com.
Images courtesy of Moo.com

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