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Fact-Simile: Poetry Trading Cards (2010-2014)

Fact-Simile Editions published graphically stunning Poetry Trading Cards monthly from 2010-2014.  They simulated iconic graphics & design choices from collectable sports trading cards by heavy hitter companies like Topps, Donruss, Fleer and Upper Deck from the 1980’s and 90’s. Each card features a super-star poet, making the back a tiny broadside with a poem located where the player stats are located on sports cards. In this online exhibition, we’ve paired Fact-Simile trading cards with recordings from our archives.

Fact-Simile Editions is Travis Macdonald and JenMarie Davis. They publish handmade books, trading cards, and a free literary journal annually during the summer months. They primarily use recycled and reclaimed materials. More information is available on their website.