Hunched over a magnifying glass, craft knife in hand, Suzy Taylor is the epitome of patience and precision. Beneath her tiny blade is a blank sheet of paper, but in her imagination, a dizzyingly complex design is waiting to reveal itself. Days later, thousands of minuscule slivers of paper litter the tabletop and what is left is an intricate lace, extremely delicate and supremely beautiful. This is the time-honored tradition of paper cut art and the story of our Papercut playing cards.
When we were first introduced to Suzy's work, we had never seen anything like it before and were amazed by the beauty, precision, and craftsmanship. The idea of producing an entire deck of playing cards in this fashion was exciting to us, and a year later, her Papercut playing cards were finished. The end result is breathtaking.
Because these cards were so unique, and had the potential to reach a new market for us, we decided to launch them on Kickstarter. We worked with Ka-Lok Ho of Erudite Pictures in London to produce a video showcasing Suzy's creative process in crafting these special cards, like an artist profile. The campaign was launched on May 18, 2018 and was successfully funded by the end of the day.