As part of its 50th-anniversary celebration this year, UNO has teamed up with contemporary artist, activist and illustrator Shepard Fairey for a premium card deck.
Officially called UNO Artiste Series: Shepard Fairey deck, the special-edition card set features consistent illustration style and limited color palette mirroring Fairey’s signature technique that fans have come to love. As a nod to Fairey’s fascination with repetition, the deck includes the phrases “Card Game” and “Artiste Series” repeated on the front of the package. Fairey’s wife, Amanda, is also prominently featured in the deck, which also includes four special two-sided cards that create two different art pieces when put together.
Now available at creations mattel.com for $20, the UNO Artiste Series: Shepard Fairey deck is made with sustainable materials, including a paper belly band, paper tray, and wood-free paper for the instruction sheet. The deck’s packing doesn’t also include any cellophane materials.
As part of UNO and Fairey’s collaboration, Mattel will be making a donation on behalf of Fairey to the Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the oceans through federal and state legislation, in support of the artist’s initiatives.
Launched in September 2019, the UNO Artiste Series honors influential artists across meaningful decades by infusing art directly into a premium deck. In addition to the premium decks being great for gameplay, the beautifully designed card sets also serve as a vibrant statement pieces for coffee tables and in-home décor.
Previously released UNO Artiste Series decks feature the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Nina Chanel Abney.