Playing Arts Edition One Playing Cards



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From the 2 of Clubs to the Ace of Spades, each card in this deck has been individually designed by one of the 55 selected international artists in his distinct style and technique.

"Using a familiar process whereby I let the materials dictate the piece - '3 of Diamonds' plays with the effects of optical distortion looking at glass or diamond as a metaphor for altered reality."
- Carne Griffiths/3 of Diamonds

"I got inspired by the meaning behind the 6 of Clubs 'Messenger's Card' - Let me quote: All 6 of Clubs feel an obligation toward duty and they take their responsibilities seriously. Trouble is, the 6 of Clubs also symbolizes inertia."
- Tobias van Schneider/6 of Clubs

"My original idea was to represent the seven main energy centers of the body and having each of them represented by a gem. The heart, which is the emblem of the suit I chose, is the main focus of the artwork."
- Felix LaFlamme/7 of Hearts

"I decided to draw my hands, where the sum of the fingers results in the number nine. To erase some parts of the drawing that I did not like, I used collage with craft paper."
- Pirceco/9 of Diamonds

"I was looking for a connection between the Jack of Hearts and Jack-o-Lantern characters. In the end it was more fun to draw a devilish Jack-o-Lantern kidnaping the Jack of Hearts, but I haven't figured out why, he's probably just a bad person."
- Steve Simpson/Jack of Hearts

"My personal philosophy that I subscribe to in life is that we are all made of love and everything we as humans do in life is motivated by love, sometimes in a romantic sense but more simply just living life passionately and with appreciation."
- Sara Blake/King of Hearts

Enjoy colorful, original artwork from 55 of today's leading international illustrators, all in the palm of your hand!

52 poker size playing cards + 2 Jokers.

Bicycle paper with Air-cushion finish.

"Playing Arts is sophisticated, funny, rich and just plain gorgeous. I've collected artist decks for decades, and this is a stunner!"
- Tim J.

"These cards are the most freaking delicious thing my eyes have ever seen!"
- Marco S.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 26 February, 2019.