Creative products that represent Tacoma in a positive light and
showcase the incredible local artistic talent of Tacoma
Creative products by creative people.
Online gallery of unique, limited run and other local artisan made
and inspired goods.
Tacoma Makes is owned and managed by Maija McKnight.In 2012 the
inaugural deck of Tacoma Playing Cards was created as a art exhibit
that you can hold in your hand. It serves as a souvenir,
artisan gift, and positive representation of Tacoma and Tacoma
artists to the greater Puget Sound region. This poker-grade deck of
cards showcases locations and legends
throughout Tacoma that are iconic, representative, and
weird and tell Tacoma's unique story. These poker grade
quality cards feature the backs, box and face ranks designed
and hand-lettered by Chandler O'Leary, and 13 artists illustrating
four Tacoma locations on four separate cards. The cards were
printed in Kentucky by The United States Playing Card Company which
produces and distributes brands such as Bicycle, Bee and Hoyle.
The second deck, the Red Deck, is in the works with new artists and
new Tacoma locations, icons and stories.
14 Artists + 54 Cards = 1 Amazing Deck of Cards!