Pop Punk Deck of Cards

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For my final project in college we were given a semester to do anything we wanted. Going into the project I knew I wanted to do a deck of cards and it didn't take long to realize it was going to be about pop punk music. It's something I've always known and loved, and to me it's always been such an impactful but untold part of people's lives of my generation. The goal here was to bring back the memories of listening to these bands and whatever emotions they may have had at the time.

Suits

The story of pop punk in this deck is told through the classic symbolism of each suit.

Diamonds: Wealth

Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, and All Time Low are all fun bands that sing a lot about partying and other shenanigans.

Clubs: War

Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, and All Time Low are all fun bands that sing a lot about partying and other shenanigans.

Heart: Purity

Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, and Boys Like Girls sing mostly about love or other positive messages.

Spades: Death

New Found Glory, My Chemical Romance, and Mayday 

Parade have many sad and macabre lyrics, often about death or destruction.

Kings

Blink 182

Green Day

Jimmy Eat World

New Found Glory

The Kings in this deck represent the first 'wave' of pop punk bands. The bands during this era all started between 1986 - 1993.

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Queen

Fall Out Boy

Sum 41

Dashboard Confessional

My Chemical Romance

The Queens in this deck represent the second 'wave' of pop punk bands. The bands during this era all started between 1996 - 2001.

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Jacks

All Time Low

Paramore

Boys Like Girls

Mayday Parade

The Jacks in this deck represent the third 'wave' of pop punk bands. The bands during this era all started between 2003 - 2005.

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Jokers

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Angels & Airwaves

The Jokers in this deck are represented by the three members (Tom Delonge, Mark Hoppus, & Travis Barker) of Blink 182 that split up in 2005.

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Non-Face Cards

2-10

Good Charlotte

Yellowcard

Motion City Soundtrack

Simple Plan

Taking Back Sunday

Panic @ the Disco

We the Kings

The Maine

Never Shout Never

The non-face cards in this deck tell a chronological story different to that of the face cards above. The number two band 'Good Charlotte' is the first band to be created here, and the number ten band ' Never Shout Never' was the most recent band. As the card rank gets larger, the newer the band on the card is.

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Aces

The Ramones

The Clash

Lastly, I was very interested in telling the absolute origins of pop punk music, so I included two of the earliest manifestations of the genre during the 70s

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