Flush Fatale highlights 54 influential women from history. Spanning women of countless eras and professions, the deck of cards shows the importance of women throughout the ages, and tells their stories via stunning full colours illustrations. Listed below are the Spades in the deck of cards.
Accompanying each woman is a short biography of her life and achievements. A longer biography will be included in the Flush Fatale Booklet that is available in our Kickstarter. Check back often! These images will be updated with sketches, colour studies, and eventually the final art for each woman from history!
The Ace of SPADES
Illustrated by: Olivia Rose
Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
THE Two OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: Mildred Louis
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. A pioneer of mid-20th-century music, her gospel recordings were a precursor of rock and roll.
THE Three OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: Kimberly Salt
Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.
THE Four OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: LYNDSAY WASKO
Lili Ilse Elvenes, better known as Lili Elbe, was a Danish transgender woman and one of the first identifiable recipients of gender reassignment surgery. She was a successful artist, known for her paintings.
Frances Glessner Lee
THE Five OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: FAYE SIMMS
Frances Glessner Lee was a New England socialite and heiress, dedicated her life to the advancement of forensic medicine and scientific crime detection. She is also known as the Mother of Forensic Science.
Henrietta Swan Leavitt
THE Six OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: BECCA HALLSTEDT
Henrietta Swan Leavitt was an American astronomer who discovered the relation between the luminosity and the period of Cepheid variable stars.
THE Seven OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: ANINE BÖSENBERG
Christine Granville was a was a Polish agent of the British Special Operations Executive during the Second World War.
THE eight OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: DESHI DENG
Wu Zetian was a Chinese sovereign who ruled unofficially as empress consort and empress dowager and later, officially as empress regnant during the Zhou dynasty.
Lois Mailou Jones
THE NINE OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: ASHLEY FLOREAL
Lois Mailou Jones was an artist who painted and influenced others during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, during her long teaching and artistic career.
THE TEN OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: KIRBI FAGAN
Anne Frank was a German-born diarist and writer. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously following the publication of her diary, The Diary of a Young Girl.
THE Jack OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: AMEORRY LUO
Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko was a Ukrainian Soviet sniper during World War II. Credited with 309 kills, she is regarded as one of the top military snipers of all time and the most successful female sniper in history.
THE Queen OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: SONIA LIAO
Hatshepsut was the longest reigning female pharaohs in Egypt, ruling for 20 years in the 15th century B.C. She is considered one of Egypt's most successful pharaohs.
THE King OF SPADES
ILLUSTRATED BY: Maggie Ivy
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus.