UNO Gets an Artsy Makeover with the Work of Keith Haring

updated Jul 27, 2020
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Anyone who enjoys a few rounds of UNO knows that arguing over the rules can be just as entertaining as playing the game. Fortunately, the classic card game is in for a major makeover that will give it an entirely new look.

In collaboration with the The Keith Haring Foundation, UNO presents the UNO Artiste Series No. 2: Keith Haring deck. No, it won’t magically quell any debates over whether stacking a draw two card on top of a draw four is legal (UNO says it isn’t), but it will definitely enhance the aesthetic of any room it occupies. Inspired by the iconic work of world-renowned artist and AIDS activist Keith Haring, the special edition deck features 112 cards, each bearing Haring’s famously bright-colored street- and pop-inspired drawings. 

Like with the classic UNO cards, players using the Haring Deck can match colors and numbers but they’ll also be able to match cards by art pieces. The deck also includes packaging with a premium linen finish. 

The Keith Haring Foundation focuses on continuing the work upon which Haring built his artistic legacy, as is detailed on the organization’s website:

“In accordance with Haring’s wishes, the Foundation concentrates its giving in two areas: the support of organizations which enrich the lives of underprivileged children and the support of organizations which engage in education, prevention, and care with respect to AIDS and HIV infection.” 

Geared towards art and game enthusiasts aged 7 and up, the UNO Artiste Series No. 2: Keith Haring deck is now available for $19.99 at Macy’s for a limited time.  

Haring’s special edition deck follows the UNO’s previous artist collaboration, which featured the artwork of the celebrated neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, plus a bonus set of four cards which created a larger piece of artwork when placed together.