The "Royalty Pack" is a collection of playing cards and apparel that reflect an authentic representation of the rich and diverse heritage of Africa's many cultures. Inspired by the beautiful vintage cards produced by major airlines in the 1960s, like Ethiopian Airlines, this collection was conceived by Africology, Jamhuri Wear, and designed by Deseta Design.
The vision behind this collection comes from the partnership between Africology, a media company that represents the music, lifestyle and culture of Africa and the Diaspora, and Jamhuri Wear, a clothing line that embodies Pan African art and design. For this launch, we partnered with Maro Haile of Deseta Design, an independent designer whose work is directly influenced by her Ethiopian roots.
This is our very first deck and we are proud to launch it with the spotlight on Ethiopia, the country that inspired this project with its original vintage playing cards, and whose history is defined by its long line of Kings and Queens who defeated attempts at colonization by invaders and maintained their own written language.