Play Windows 98 Solitaire IRL with Limited Edition DeckBy: Josh Wolford - November 19, 2012
Here’s a hit of nostalgia for your Monday afternoon:
Fans of card games, computing history, and modern art will find a reason to love this set of limited edition playing cards. Based on the classic game of the same name, Solitaire.exe recreates that wonderful pixelated look of the over-a-decade-old default Windows game on a deck of real-life cards. Created by artist Evan Roth (who has work featured in MoMA), the cards are available to purchase for $20.
But not for long, as it’s a limited-edition run:
“Many of Roth’s works include the image of a pack of playing cards featured in solitaire.exe which came bundled in old Microsoft systems. As an exclusive collaboration with the Cooper-Hewitt, Evan Roth has created an actual deck of Solitaire.exe playing cards, faithfully and ironically replicated, right down to the pixilation. Each pack of playing cards in this limited edition of 500 is signed and numbered by Evan Roth,” says the Cooper Hewitt Shop.