While living in Rome, I became intrigued by the amount of press certain politicians received. It appeared that some of the nations’ representatives could be considered minor celebrities in the tabloids’ eyes.
Playing cards as well as card games have been used as a medium for political agendas and advertising for hundreds of years. Card game terminology is also abundant in politics as it is often referred to as a political game.
By taking an Italian Scopa deck and replacing the traditional suits, Denari (coins), Spade (swords), Coppe (cups) and Bastoni (clubs), with contemporary symbols it both modernizes the game as well as contextualizes the politicians used.
It’s like a revolution in your hand!