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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.

40 Years of Fear Jaws Playing Cards

This special pack celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film Jaws.

The original film poster by Roger Kastel This pack commemorates the theatrical release of the film Jaws, now at its 40th anniversary. The box features the iconic artwork that was originally featured on the film's poster.

Scott King and his team have received licensing rights from Roger Kastel to use his legendary artwork as the main attraction for the front of our tuck box. The reverse side pictures a daring beauty scuba diving alone with a hungry shark following her trail.

Each card depicts an encounter inspired by the film, capturing the horror and dark themes of the original movie.

The pip design are reminiscent of the script on sea scrolls that tells the tales of dangerous sea monsters. Created with smooth strokes illustrating fluidity, the pip design is indicative of the rhythmic movement of the waves in the ocean.

Scott is funding the creation of the pack through a Kickstarter campaign, visit the campaign page for all the info.

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