“My sister crushed it. The artwork, the design of the box, every single detail started with her.”
Iowa City-based sister and brother Zeb and Zach Wahls are a pair of aces. Zeb, Art Director of the Woman Cards, was already a staff illustrator for the Daily Iowan while she was a fine art major at the University of Iowa. She spent about 20 hours apiece on these 15 striking portraits of American women who changed the world, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Sojourner Truth, Gertrude Stein, and more. Her brother Zach became a nationally known advocate for LGBT rights after giving a speech to the Iowa legislature on the subject in 2011. In 2012, he published a memoir, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family, which became a New York Times bestseller. “Making these cards is an opportunity to pay homage to this incredible group of women who have accomplished so much," says Zach, "even when the deck was stacked against them—pun 100 percent intended—and also to create some incredible art."