TAUBA AUERBACH FUCTIONS 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 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.