AUTHOR: Evan Roth, an American artist based in Paris whose art is influenced by the hacker philosophy.
DESCRIPTION: A physical recreation of the deck of playing cards used in the Windows 98 version of the Solitaire game. Pixel for pixel, each card is identical to its virtual counterpart. This project by Evan Roth was edited at 500 copies for the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. They are unfortunately all sold out.
AMUSEMENT RATE: This is a nice hommage to -as Roth puts it- “a simple piece of software that got us through the dark ages of computing before the Internet allowed us to waste company time more effectively.” I remember playing Solitaire for hours on my old PC and I was fascinated by the drawings on the back of the cards which featured incredible Paint artworks I was never able to reproduce. This deck retains the pixelated aspect but has a somewhat classy feel that lacks in many objects inspired by the digital world. We will be anxiously waiting for a reedition.
Source: nerd gold