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    Posted on Oct 21, 2016

    This Chicano Artist Revamped Lotería Cards To Celebrate Queer Identity

    It's 1887 meets 2016.

    For those that grew up with Lotería, the images have become a mini flashback to your childhood.

    Don Clemente, Inc.

    And now, thanks to Mexican-American artist Felix d'Eon, those images are a little more inclusive.

    Don Clemente, Inc., Felix d'Eon / Via felixdeon.com

    Born in Guadalajara and raised in the US, he moved to Mexico City four years ago and has considered himself a full-time artist for 10 years.

    When asked about his inspiration, d'Eon told BuzzFeed, "The cards in the original deck have a kind of power, like the images in a tarot deck, and I liked the idea of claiming that heritage and imagery and giving it a new, queer, context."

    Don Clemente, Inc., Felix d'Eon / Via felixdeon.com

    His cards, sold on his Etsy store, can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days to finish.

    Don Clemente, Inc., Felix d'Eon / Via felixdeon.com

    And he's done 39 so far with plans to make 15 more, for a total of 54 cards in his "La Lotería d'Eon."

    Don Clemente, Inc., Felix d'Eon / Via felixdeon.com

    Some of the 54 cards don't have an original counterpart though, instead incorporating slang and spanish double-entendre.

    Felix d'Eon / Via felixdeon.com

    But with all of his cards he wants "to celebrate queer beauty in all its forms," he strives to be inclusive and body positive.

    Felix d'Eon / Via felixdeon.com

    And creates the cards in a vintage-style deliberately to "present a queer history that most certainly did take place, but which could not in the past be told."

    Felix d'Eon / Via felixdeon.com

    Check out more of Felix d'Eon's work here and on Instagram!

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