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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.

Royal Pulp Playing Cards

Two beautifully crafted custom playing cards decks. Featuring brightly colored illustrations and gorgeous typography.

Meet Royal Pulp, the subversive new deck from Gambler's Warehouse.

Deep mineral blues and vintage blood-tones saturate a marble-cream-parchment backdrop, while comic court characters pose pompously for portraits.

Featuring artwork from Brad Foster and Blackout Brother, Royal Pulp is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, view their campaign page for more details and info.

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