A set of 52 unique playing cards that features designs inspired by Mondrian's modernist artworks by Block Design.
Piet Mondrian (7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944) was the leading artist of the De Stijl (The Style) movement, a group of Dutch artists who produced strictly geometric, abstract art. Mondrian's early work painted from nature became increasingly abstract. For example, a series of studies of trees and their branches made from 1909 to 1913 evolved into a criss-cross of lines. However, it was when he became a member of the Theosophist group that he began to paint the grid paintings with which he is associated. Theosophists saw existence in terms of harmony between male and female, positive and negative, horizontal, and vertical. Mondrian's paintings embody this sense of balance.
Block Design was established back in 2000 by Tara Ashe who wanted to combine creative designs with her background in engineering. Block Design is a sustainable organisation based in the UK with a goal to create an array of beautiful and functional homeware items that are made to last.