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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

The Méliès Playing Cards

The iconic film "A Trip To The Moon" reimagined for playing cards.

Derek McKee from Los Angeles has setup a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the creation of a A Trip To The Moon inspired pack of playing cards.

The pack features custom illustrations from the film and the film's poster; dipcting aliens, rockets, planets and other imagery from the films.

Find out more details about the project on the Kickstarter page.

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