Originally, ten sets of playing cards were hand illustrated with sea creatures, including a reef shark, a whale, an octopus, hawksbill turtles, tuna, and a hammerhead shark. The cards were autioned on e-bay to raise funds for a marine wildlife conservation organisation. The auction was a huge success, with all proceeds dontated directly to the charity.
The success of the auction lead me to illustrate more creatures, and raise more funds through a variety of auctions, including an exhibition/auction at The Cube in London, as a part of Emerge 2010 at the London Design Festival.
So far proceeds from the project have been donated to The Marine Consetvation Society, The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Project AWARE.
I hope to auction more sets in the future – if you are interested in commissioning a set, please get in touch. I will donate 100% of the profits to a marine conservation charity of your choice.