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Chao Yung Huang – Sherlock Holmes Museum in Playing Cards

Chao, thank you for your time and wishing you the best with your project! (Project link at end of interview)

Here are the 10:

Thank you for offering this opportunity to introduce my project.

1. What got you interested in designing a deck of playing cards?

Poker card is portable and familiar to most people. Poker card is mostly played among friends and it encourages more people to appreciate the art on the poker cards. Artbook is more exquisite and it shows more details of the art, but it’s much more expensive and it is not convenient to share among friends.

2. What was your inspiration for this deck?

I am a big fan of Holmes. I collected a set of Sherlock Holmes stories. As a illustrator, creating something for Holmes is my dream. One day, an idea came to my mind when I was playing poker with my friends “what if I was playing poker with Sherlock Holmes illustration on the cards?” It is not only an interesting poker card but also a mini art-collection.

3. Why Kickstarter?

I hear something about kickstarter last year. It is very interesting on how to help people starting their dream. This means everyone is closer to their dreams by the helps of others. I believe there is no free lunch in this world. Therefore, I am providing equivalent rewards on kickstarter if people donate to my project. Kickstarter provides a healthy and efficient platform for me to propagate my art works.

4. Do you have any other interesting hobbies or maybe a fun story about an
experience involving your deck?

I love new age and dark wave music. When I listen to the music with my eyes closed, I can see the images floating in front of me. I am merely an agent to actualize the art work through hands. Yes, music is the major source of my inspiration.

5. What is one thing you wouldn’t do without?

Coffee and Music

6. What’s the best tidbit of advice you’ve ever been given?

“Working hard doesn’t guarantee success, but giving up is doomed to fail.” We all face frustrations or failures at some points in our lives. I always repeat thinking about it in my mind, and it helps me to get back on my feet.

7. What advice would you give to other aspiring deck creators/artists?

I want to say, “When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.” (Jane Wagner). Haha, Just joking. Well, I think if you are looking to create an amazing art work, you are always the first audience to your art work.

8. Do you have an online presence where we can view your work?

Usually I share my arts on the website:

9. Is there anything else you’d like to say?

“Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.” (Robert Bloch)

10. And finally, I would like to give you this opportunity to share three
to five images and tell us a little about each.

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