Our friends Nick and Harriet (of The Letterpress Collective) and Jeb Loy Nichols have teamed up to create a beautiful set of letterpress-printed Country Soul Playing Cards.
In the late 60s and 70s the journey from Country to Soul was a trip most Southerners made every day via their radios. The mix of rural blues, country crooning and sanctified shouting was a familiar landscape. In Nashville, Memphis and Muscle Shoals, black and white musicians gathered together and made music that changed the way a generation listened and lived.
The playing cards feature 54 original lino cut prints by Jeb Loy of the best known writers, producers and musicians from the world of Country Soul; among them Al Green, Jerry Wexler, JJ Cale and Bobbie Gentry. The cards are hand set and letterpress printed by The Letterpress Collective on the Heidelberg Platen Press.
A limited edition of 450.
Buy a set here.