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Popular Culture in Playing Cards

As the ‘culture of the people’, contemporary popular culture is a product of economically more developed countries and arises from a combination of advances in technology and increased leisure time. Popular culture is also informed by the mass media. Iconic brands aim to be sold to large numbers of people as a commodity. Certain currents of pop culture may originate from or diverge into a subculture. Many new cardistry and Kickstarter decks fall into this category.

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Die Another Day 007 2002

Die Another Day 007

“007 Die Another Day” James Bond themed playing cards, 2002.

Disney Collectible Cards 2003

Disney Collectible Cards

Disney collectable cards showing scenes from Disney animated movies, printed in Poland by KZWP-Trefl, 2003.

Disney Villains Tarot Deck 2021

Disney Villains Tarot Deck

The Disney Villains tarot deck by Insight Editions emphasises iconic villains, merging traditional tarot with Disney narratives, making it an approachable blend of pop culture and modern mysticism.

Doctor Who 2015

Doctor Who

Doctor Who fan cards produced by Winning Moves under the Waddington's label, 2015.

Dogs 2016


‘Dogs’ playing cards showcases 52 canine portraits in four suits as authors, artists, musicians and film stars, illustrated by Chet Phillips, 2016

Dr Who 2005

Dr Who

Dr Who is a long-running science-fiction television series produced by the BBC, first airing in 1963.

Dr Who Adventures 2006

Dr Who Adventures

‘Doctor Who Adventures’ is a weekly magazine aimed at younger readers. From time to time free playing cards are included with the magazine



DRRR!!, short for Durarara!!, is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel written by Ryohgo Narita.

Dungeons & Dragons “Curse of Strahd” Tarokka Deck 2016

Dungeons & Dragons “Curse of Strahd” Tarokka Deck

Enhance your Dungeons & Dragons game with the Tarokka Deck, a tarot-inspired set of cards that bring mystique to your adventures.

Dungeons and Dragons Tarot 2022

Dungeons and Dragons Tarot

This 78-card officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) tarot deck offers a visually appealing variation from traditional tarot designs.

Elvis Presley 2002

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley playing cards published by The United States Playing Card Company, c.2002.

Emoticon 2016


Emoticon playing cards designed by Buy Design Studios, 2016.

EPCS June 2003 Newsletter

EPCS June 2003 Newsletter Members Only

Museum Piece • King Richard Game • Waddington Catalogue 1975-6 • Worshipful 2002 • Shell Happy Motorists • Cambridge Crested Backs • Trump Indicators • Sugar Mystic Tarot • La Traviate - Erte • Facsimiles - Henry Margary • I Am • Rare South African Cards • The Secret of Life • Card On Cards • Little Boxes • More Tea • Smash Hits • Other Uses • Iraqi Most Wanted • Alternative Most Wanted/Poets at the Table

Esquire Magazine 2002

Esquire Magazine

Promotional deck produced by the British gentleman’s magazine “Esquire” c.2002.

Family Guy 2010

Family Guy

Family Guy merchandise deck licensed and copyright by Fox 2010.

Film Stars 1960

Film Stars

Film Stars from the 1960s with photography by Sam Levin.

Fractal Seed - Cyberpunk Playing Cards by Ivan Fortunov 2021

Fractal Seed - Cyberpunk Playing Cards by Ivan Fortunov

Cyberpunk playing cards inspired by advanced science and technology in an urban dystopian future. Designed by Ivan Fortunov, 2021.

Game of Thrones 2016

Game of Thrones

“Game of Thrones” playing cards are an official fan deck associated with the HBO adaptation of the books by George R.R. Martin.

Girls’ Generation 2007

Girls’ Generation

“Girls’ Generation” (Korean: 소녀시대; Sonyeo Shidae) is a nine-member South Korean pop girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007.

Guns & Gadgets 007 2005

Guns & Gadgets 007

“007 Guns & Gadgets” themed playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, 2005.