[ Posted: Sep 11, 2012 ]
52 SHADES of GREED
Art Directors Marc Scheff & Daniel Nyari
This project is many things, but in the barest form is a deck of playing cards bearing illustrations of the people and financial institutions whose lust for money took the rest of us for a ride toward economic collapse. The four illustrations I did are (l-r, clockwise) Countrywide (Ace of Clubs)), The SEC (2 of Spades), Lloyd Blankenfein (CEO Goldman Sachs) (Jack of Hearts) and Auction Rate Securities (4 of Diamonds).
The plan is to cut 1000 decks to hand them out around Wall St. on September 17th , the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. To do this we have just announced a fundraiser which is going extremely well! Everyone fueling the project with at least a $25 contribution will get a deck but we would like to raise enough to enable us to stage events related to art and financial education.
Check out the website for more details and info: http://52shadesofgreed.com/