Shantell Martin's signature black and white drawings inspire and innovate, while exploring themes such as intersectionality, identity and play. Her compositions are a cultural facilitator for forming new connections between fine art, eduction, design and philosophy.
Founded in 1930, the Whitney Museum of American Art is the first museum dedicated to the work of living American artists. theory11 have teamed up with Shantell Martin following the release of LINES, a recent collaboration with the Whitney Shop, and have created two decks which mark the the first in a series through which they wish to highlight the work of truly groundbreaking artists and illustrators.
Shantell Martin Playing Cards feature a fully custom design inside and out, exhibiting her wonderfully crafted storytelling. The cards themselves are carefully framed in canvas-textured, blind embossed paper and are available in White and Black colour-ways.
Printed by The United States Playing Card Company on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, using vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates.
theory11 launched in 2007 with a team of 11 creators united by one purpose. To advance, inspire and create wonder.
Boasting the largest community of magic creators, with over 1,500 registered artists and hundreds of thousands of members around the world; theory11 have grown exponentially in the years following 2007 to become one of the largest luxury, designer playing card manufacturers in the world. With over 78 unique playing card designs under their belt, their goal is clear: to push the envelope and create the most breathtaking, innovative and elegant designs available.