Current Project: Munich Artists Playing Cards – Kickstarter Starts Today!

Here is the link to our Kickstarter.  You have until October 9th!  Please Help Us Create Some Amazing Cards and Have a Great Event.

With the help of the above group of artists who were selected from our 500 Artists Say Hello Event, Munich Artists will be printing a party set of Munich inspired artists playing cards and a deluxe set of playing cards.   The deluxe version will be ordered after the kickstarter is completed.   The party version will be ordered this weekend.  What is the difference?

The party cards are smaller in size and are being created specifically for the event.  The deluxe version or American poker sized cards and will have that beautiful box that Elizabeth Hughes designed.  Why the two different versions?  Because I want you to play with the cards and you may feel like the deluxe are too pretty to play with at the event.

HISTORY of 500 Artists Play Cards

At the Beginning of the year, Elizabeth Hughes approached Munich Artists about creating a deck of playing cards.  I (Emmy) told Elizabeth, we could create cards as long as we could throw a Munich Artists Play Cards Party/art happening.  She was on board with the larger idea and she joined the project as a project manager for the creation of the card deck.  Over the last few months, Elizabeth chose the artists, curated their artwork, designed the box, the back of the cards and created all the files to send to the printer.

We have had to make a few changes along the way but the cards are almost ready to be printed on paper.  We are very excited!

Here is the Back of the Card design created by Elizabeth for the cards:

The back of the Munich Artists Card Deck

And here are three cards from the deck:


  • Our Kickstarter starts Today September 16th.  To attend our 500 Artists Play Cards Event, you must purchase your cards through our Kickstarter.  Our cards will be for sale at Haeppy Art but the kickstarter bonus gifts are only available on our Kickstarter.   For the event we are ordering a version of the cards called party cards.  they will come in a metal tin.  The deluxe versions ordered after the kickstarter will be in a box designed by Elizabeth Hughes.
  • The Kickstarter has bonus gifts which will not be available ANYWHERE ELSE.  I have permission from the artists to make prints of their work for the Kickstarter and I would love for you to get a print of some of these cards to put on your wall.



8 Replies to “Current Project: Munich Artists Playing Cards – Kickstarter Starts Today!”

  1. Wie repräsentativ das die Participating Munich Artists beinahe ausschließlich Frauen sind.
    Sexismus und Ausgrenzung in dieser Stadt ist mittlerweile so weit das Männer im fast in der Gesamten Kunst und Kultur die Minderheit sind.
    Und das betone ich als emanzipierte Frau!


    1. We have men in our ranks and posted a meeting from our last Stammtisch where there were mostly men. (Stammtish for planning events.) The men choose to do different projects such as the Odeonsplatz Window installations (Street Artists) or We welcome men to be involved in our projects. I know many male artists and I invite them to participate but they are less interested in group collaborations of this size. Maybe this is a Munich thing. I have not tried organizing large collaborations in other cities.


  2. Dear Emmy, I apologies, but Window Installations are not STREET-ART.
    And painters who work on the street to raise publicity or graffiti writer who do graffiti on trains or walls are neither Street-Art Artists.
    *just for your information.


    1. Hello Not Bansky at Just for your information – If you want to have a chat with Munich Street artists who do murals, please contact Loomit, Mr. Woodland, HNRX (When he is here), Pyser, Der blaue Vogel & Hartl. Roy Hessing has an excellent little book on the stencil art in Munich (artists unknown). The installations at Odeonsplatz are installations and Street artists have been nice enough to create installations when I have had the opportunity to offer them the space. I have always classified them as Installations in the Subway and when I talk about the artist I call them street artists because they are street artists who have made an installation.

      We honour all artists who are pursuing their goals to create artwork on the streets of Munich, or in their studios or in their living rooms. As long as the art leaves the artists’ brain and enters the universe and is shared with the public, Munich Artists is happy.

      When street artists leave the street, their art foundation is still street art but they are producing ART which can be collected by people who appreciate their work. I don’t have a problem with this. When the artists asks me to call them just an artist without the “street” I happily do this.

      The artists I have met consider themselves artists who love the challenge of working on outdoor artworks. They make artwork for the love of making artwork and I appreciate their work and feel very lucky to know them and I will share their work whether it is on a city wall, on a sticker, at an art fair or on a gallery wall. I hope you have a better understanding of Munich Artists and my limited knowledge of Munich Street Artists and art (Always learning. Always learning.)


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