The Crying Child
Italian Card Deck

Graphite + digital
41 Italian playing cards
2.5" x 3.5" on linen cardstock
All illustration + packaging design by Mikayla Butchart.
Professionally manufactured by a playing card printer.
Produced for The Crying Child exhibition (Gramercy Gallery, February 2015)
Limited edition of 50

This Italian set of playing cards illustrates the short horror story "The Crying Child" by Bruce McAllister, in which an American teenager grows up in Cold War Italy against a backdrop of sinister magic, a horrific fountain of youth, and dogs that are both predators and prey. 
See book + deluxe set here.
Available for purchase here.

Find original story here.


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