Vạn-Xuân: The Land of Eternal Spring — funded on Kickstarter!
Vạn-Xuân (pronounced van-swun) is a limited edition deck of Vietnamese-inspired playing cards. After my illustration "Queen of Hearts" was chosen to be part of the House of Cards exhibit, I set out to fulfill a childhood dream I've always had—a Vietnamese-inspired deck of playing cards. Concept, design, and illustration began in February 2020. The 30-day Kickstarter campaign raised $17,256, which is 192% more than the original $9,000 funding goal, from more than 300 backers. Estimated fulfillment is December 2020. Read more about the project on Kickstarter. Follow the official Facebook page and my Instagram for updates. Message me on Kickstarter or social media to pre-order decks!
My illustration, "Queen of Hearts" (top right), is one of twenty designs chosen to represent the city of Houston, Texas, in Discovery Green's upcoming international exhibit, House of Cards, by Israeli duo OGE Group. Discovery Green is a public urban park in downtown Houston, Texas. The exhibit was postponed in May 2020 due to covid-19 and was rescheduled for August 28 to October 11, 2020.