Evan Roth Solitaire Deck of Cards


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Designer Evan Roth
Manufacturer The United States Playing Card Company
Country United States
Date 2012
Material Linen, Pixelated Graphics
Dimensions Poker Deck of Cards

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NDA WINNER FOR INTERACTION DESIGN: Evan Roth
LIMITED EDITION SOLITAIRE.EXE PLAYING CARDS—UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS LIMITED EDITION from 2012.


Exclusive to The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt. Signed and numbered in an edition of 500.

Evan Roth is an interaction designer whose work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art and has received numerous awards, including the Design Museum London’s Design of the Year. He records and subverts often unseen moments in popular culture and on the Internet. He is inspired by a hacker ethos, leading to such notable pieces as Laser Tag, White Glove Tracking, Eyewriter, and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open-source rap video.

Many of Roth’s works include the image of a pack of playing cards featured in solitaire.exe which came bundled in old Microsoft systems. As an exclusive collaboration with the Cooper-Hewitt, Evan Roth has created an actual deck of Solitaire.exe playing cards, faithfully and ironically replicated, right down to the pixilation. Each pack of playing cards in this limited edition of 500 is signed and numbered by Evan Roth.

John C Jay, global executive creative director and partner at Wieden + Kennedy and the jury chairman for the National Design Awards, said Mr. Roth was chosen in the interaction design category, in part, because “he blurs the distinctions between technology, design and art.”

"A simple piece of software got us through the dark ages of computing before the Internet allowed us to waste company time more effectively. Now you can reconnect with this old friend on the other side of the computer screen. Solitaire.exe is a physical recreation of the popular computer card game included in the Windows 98 operating system."
-Evan Roth

The original Microsoft Solitaire card faces were designed by Susan Kare for Windows 3.0 in 1990. The beach scene card back was designed by Leslie Kooy. The original developer of the game itself (called Sol.exe) is Wes Cherry. Used with permission from Microsoft.