"You're a long shot. The weather, the track, and the wagers are against you. No one even knows your number. Then–POW!–out of nowhere, you're coming up the inside like your feet are on fire, taking it all for the win. You're a Kentuckian — and you Kick Ass.
Kentucky for Kentucky & the XO! Collective introduce the LongShots Trading Card Series, created by Rebecca Gayle Howell. A set of six trading cards, hand painted and letterpress printed in the palette of jockey silks, each featuring a different LongShot's story and an original illustrated portrait. Trade them or frame them, but buy them before they're gone. A limited edition of 50. Only 20 will be sold online.
For more information on the XO! Collective, please like our Facebook page (facebook.com/XOLetterpress) & stay tuned for more exciting projects to come!
cheers & xo,
VMB & RGH"
The 2013 LongShots are:
Isaac Burns Murphy
Sarah Ogan Gunning
Rosie the Riveter
Sweet Evening Breeze
Carry A. Nation
Portrait illustrations by Paulita Zaglul.
Printing by Victoria Marie Bee and Rebecca Gayle Howell.