Imperial Hotel Playing Cards

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In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Imperial Hotel, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has partnered with Art of Play to design a commemorative pack of playing cards based on Wright’s original drawings.

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Overview

Imperial Hotel Playing Cards

From 1913-1922, Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. For decades this landmark served as an architectural icon for the city, during which time it survived several devastating earthquakes until it was demolished in 1968. Fortunately, the main entrance and hotel lobby were preserved and reconstructed in 1968 at the Museum Meiji-mura, an open-air architectural museum and theme park near Nagoya in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Imperial Hotel, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has partnered with Art of Play to design a commemorative pack of playing cards based on Wright’s original drawings. Meticulously Illustrated by Ethan Kowaleski in close collaboration with Brad Fulton and Dan & Dave Buck. Available exclusively at select FLW establishments, we are pleased to offer an extremely limited quantity in our shop.

Design

Ethan Kowaleski, Dan Buck, Brad Fulton

Brand

Art of Play

Size

3.5 x 2.5 x .5 Inches

Material
  • FSC Certified Paper
Origin

United States

1922 - 2022

100 Years in the Making

Premium playing cards inspired by the design and architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, constructed in 1923.

Breathtaking Details

Wright once said, "Less is only more if more is no good." In honor of Wright's mastery of detail, the Imperial Hotel playing cards are enshrouded with designs and motifs inspired by archival imagery of the Imperial Hotel.

Authentic Design

We worked closely with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to bring these to life. In honor of Wright's legacy, it was important to us to have the authentic seal of approval.

American Icon

Frank Lloyd Wright

Ask the average citizen to name a famous American architect and you can bet that their answer will be Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright gained such cultural primacy for good reason: he changed the way we build and live. Designing 1,114 architectural works of all types — 532 of which were realized — he created some of the most innovative spaces in the United States. With a career that spanned seven decades before his death in 1959, Wright’s visionary work cemented his place as the American Institute of Architects’ “greatest American architect of all time.”

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Imperial Hotel

From 1913-1922, Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. For decades this landmark served as an architectural icon for the city, during which time it survived several devastating earthquakes until it was demolished in 1968. Fortunately, the main entrance and hotel lobby were preserved and reconstructed in 1968 at the Museum Meiji-mura, an open-air architectural museum and theme park near Nagoya in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

Two years in the making and based on a Japanese publication of original plans and historical photos, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Works - The Imperial Hotel is a comprehensive digitally-animated recreation of this masterpiece.

A portion of the purchase price supports the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s work to inspire people to discover and embrace architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other. Your purchase also supports the preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings for future generations to enjoy.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

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