The Wire Cards
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
If you're one of the many people who discovered the HBO series The Wire after it had run its course (because, really, who watched it while it was on air?), you'll like these playing cards by Spanish design studio Atipo.
Ideally, these would have been released as a companion piece to the show, so that you could keep track of the increasingly labyrinthine character arcs and plot lines with a power-structure cheat sheet. Sort of like a Pokémon for the discerning adult population, each card features one character—Omar, Stringer, McNulty, Bubbles, Bunk, and on and on—rendered in three-color vector graphics on a rich, pumpkin-orange card stock.
No word on availability, but if they are ever released, you can bet that we'll be popping those DVDs back in and playing detective.