Tacoma Playing Cards, 2012-2013

Overview of the Collection

Tacoma Playing Cards
2012-2013 (inclusive)
0.04 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
Created by Tacoma Makes, the Tacoma Playing Cards were designed to highlight the history, beauty, and artistic talent of Tacoma, Washington. Created by local artists, each card contains original artwork highlighting an aspect of Tacoma. Tacoma Makes published two decks: the blue deck (2012) and the red deck (2013).
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections

Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
Tacoma, WA
Telephone: 2538792669
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Created by Tacoma Makes, these cards were designed to highlight the history, beauty, and artistic talent of Tacoma, Washington. Chandler O'Leary designed the framework for the cards by hand illustrating and lettering the card boxes, back of the cards, and the number and suit faces of each card. In addition to O'Leary, 26 other Tacoma artists designed original artwork for each card, working in a variety of styles and media to highlight different sites and legends of Tacoma.

The artists for the blue deck include: RR Anderson, Art Chantry, Kristin Giordano, Brian Hutcheson, Lance Kagey, Audra Laymon, Meghan Mitchell, Chandler O'Leary, Shaun Peterson, Elise Richman, Chris Sharp, Jessica Spring, Britton Sukys, Otto Youngers.

The artists for the red deck include: Sean Alexander, Marit Berg, David Boe, Karen Doten, Michaela Eaves, Maria Jost, Chuck Knigge, Jeremy Mangan, Mary Mann, Ric Matthies, Chandler O'Leary, Betty Sapp Ragan, Stan Shaw, Noah Struthers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

2 decks of Tacoma Playing Cards published by Tacoma Makes. Blue card deck published in 2012 and red card deck published in 2013.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Name of document, date.] Tacoma Playing Cards, Mss.067. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections. Tacoma, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Artists--Washington (State)

Geographical Names

  • Tacoma (Wash.)
  • Tacoma (Wash.)--History