Each ‘woman card’ features an influential lady that’s helped shape society
A group of artists from across the world decided to play the “woman card” by creating an entire deck that features and honors influential ladies. Sports, comedy, TV, music, art – whatever your little girl (or boy) is into there’s a card that introduces her to a woman who made amazing contributions to the field.
You can download the deck of fabulous queens for free and have a local printer make the cards for you. But for only $35 we prefer to buy them straight from the source since the extra funds go to a gender equality nonprofit of your choosing like the United Nations’ Fund for Gender Equality. The idea to pay tribute to some of the world’s most important women came after presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said that “the only thing [Hillary Clinton’s] got going is the woman’s card.” The sexist comment prompted a group of artists to create a deck of cards that’ll inspire future lady leaders everywhere.
“We knew we had to respond and be fun about it,” explained VML Kansas City Art Director Maddy Kramer, who spearheaded the project. “The first idea was ‘How do we make this?'” Since all the cards are queens you can’t play traditional games , but that’s fine. Instead we’ll be using them to teach our daughters how many kick ass ladies they have to look up to. “We really liked the idea of making all the cards queens, because we believe that every person who contributes to society and makes things better for other people is a queen,” Kramer explained. “We made Trump the joker because he is a joke.” Truer words have never been spoken. Politics aside, this concept is a fabulous idea. Every lady featured in the 52-card deck has worked her ass off for her accomplishments. Why shouldn’t we celebrate that?
“We started by picking women from all around the world because we are a multicultural group,” Kramer told Adweek. Famous ladies who have a card include Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Cleopatra, Beyoncé, Tina Fey, and many more inspiring babes. And since so many artists wanted to collaborate on this project each card has a unique look. “Everyone used their own style to showcase each illustrator’s way of defining the woman in question,” Kramer explained.
And despite the idea being conceived in response to the nightmare that is the GOP nominee, the artists didn’t discuss politics when creating the deck. “Everyone has their own view politically. I don’t know who they are voting for and many don’t even live in the States. It’s more about what we believe,” Kramer shared. None of the artists seemed to be against including political figures like Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren or Queen Elizabeth. Queens who’ve made the world a better place and got a card include Rosa Parks, Melinda Gates, and Harriet Tubman.
The artists hope the woman cards make an impact on the gender conversation Trump’s out of touch comments sparked a few months ago. “We see it as something we don’t just want to talk about; we actually want to do something,” Kramer said. “There’s been a lot of conversation but not a whole lot going on.”