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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.

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Royal Pulp Playing Cards

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

Royal Pulp Playing Cards

Spirit Playing Cards

Standard court cards show the king, queen and jack looking sideways and diagonal; these elegant Spirit playing cards show the court characters front-facing.

Spirit Playing Cards

The Simpsons Playing Cards by Blackout Brother

These Simpsons playing cards were created for a t-shirt competition. Each card representing a member of the Simpsons family.

The Simpsons Playing Cards by Blackout Brother