Portrait artist and former prop maker Wilfrid Wood presents BEEF!, a simple card game for two or more players. Its premise is to find the other half of a feuding couple, with the aim of collecting as many of these pairs as possible. Wood imagines the pairs as sets of antagonists in popular culture’s seemingly endless “beefs”, at the same time creating a new deck and form for his subtle illustrations. As a satirical artwork for an epoch of never-ending arguments, spats, and tantrums, it is a pairs game for the contemporary age. From his Hackney studio, Wood gets commissions to make both 2D and 3D portraits, and regularly draws celebrities, invented characters, friends, and strangers.
Rough Trade Books