TAUBA AUERBACH FUNCTIONS CARD DECK
The functions deck uses basic math functions, + – x ÷ as the suits. the face cards are platonic solids and jokers are ≠ and ∞. instead of using the typical red and black, the suits are black on a white background or white on a black background, so the deck is half white and black. this draws on Auerbach’s previous 50/50 work – a book published by Deitch projects consisting of 100 pages of 100 patterns, 50% white, 50% black. each suit and its counterparts are opposites - black on white, with a subtraction of white on black. these functions also cancel out or counteract each other mathematically, so they are inversions of both color and function.
The deck come in a hand numbered, blind-de-bossed, linen slide box with ribbon lift and pull-tab. each deck is produced in an edition of 250 with 10 artist proofs, and was produced in collaboration with Brent Dzekciorius of DZEK.