In the 1970s, James Lovelock’s groundbreaking Gaia Hypothesis proposed that our planet could be viewed as a single, self-regulating system, in which animals shape their environment and vice versa.

His metaphor forever changed how we see our world, with every plant and animal forming a vital, interlocking piece of the whole.  

Now UK illustrator Ben Sinclair celebrates these interconnections with his magnificent and colorful GAIA Playing Cards, packed with exquisite animal sketches and “biome-themed” suits.

Slip through the thick growth of the rainforest, sleep beneath the stars of the savanna, or shiver in the tundra as you watch a snow leopard… This is your world. The world of GAIA.

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