After serving up some tasty ketchup and french fries playing cards, designer Rich Li is back with another duo of delicacies to deal at your next poker game. Popcorn and cola-inspired graphics cover the card backs and box art, while the royal court is chowing down on these everyday junk foods. Kickstarter ends 12.12.21.
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Designer Steven Harrison updated one of his classic Riffle Shuffle decks with a fresh color scheme and line work. Each court card is illustrated with a royal skeleton in shades of blue, teal, and gold. The number cards have a cool 3D look to their shapes, while the card backs feature a vortex of skulls and colorful swirls.
Official Día de los Muertos celebrations took place in early November, but with this deck of cards, you can pay tribute to those who came before us any time. Artist Brad Fulton, Illustrator Jeff Trish, and Art of Play created these fantastic playing cards featuring a heaping helping of skulls and skeletons living their best afterlives.
Art of Play teamed up with artist Ellen Litwiller and biologist David G. Haskell to create this unique deck of cards. Each card invites you into the forest with imagery of animals and plant life that thrive in the woods – each suit stirring one of our four senses. A portion of proceeds supports education and conservation.
Theory11 presents a smooth and sophisticated deck of cards inspired by the world’s greatest secret agent. The cards and their embossed box feature a black and gold foil color scheme with intricate details such as Secret Service emblems, and court cards carrying iconic Bond weapons and gadgets.
While it’s not as powerful or accurate as Mark Rober’s motorized playing card thrower, Brick Experiment Channel’s version is still pretty sweet, and was built entirely using LEGO components, giving it double the geek cred. Now we want him to build a version that fires cash… or minifigs.
Artist Michael “Komboh” Mateyko created these unique playing cards that celebrate jazz music. Each card features dynamic illustrations and hand-drawn numbering inspired by the improvisational style of jazz greats like Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. Printed by the USPCC on custom thin card stock.
Just in time for Halloween, artist Chet Phillips has released a spooktacular deck of cards, each illustrated with a playfully creepy creature. The monstrous deck includes four trick-or-treat inspired Wild cards, including a possessed candy corn, a batty Tootsie Roll, a bad caramel apple, and a cupcake straight out of The Thing.
Stellar Factory’s imaginative deck of cards takes us inside a top-secret facility run by robots. The face cards are illustrated with robots performing tasks like testing games and printing playing cards, while the rest of the deck is embellished with binary code and circuit traces.
Kings Wild Project created a reproduction of the very first deck they ever designed, with a small upgrade – larger, easier-to-read index numbers and letters. The OG Federal 52 deck features faces and backs with intricately engraved designs inspired by U.S. currency. It comes in a handsome tuck box with green foil accents.
Riffle Shuffle’s tasty decks celebrate our love of two junk food staples. Designed by Rich Li, the Ketchup deck is embellished with tomatoes throughout, while the Fry deck is all about potatoes, and comes packaged in a tuck box that looks like a pack of fast food fries. Each deck is limited to 2500 pieces.
These vibrant playing cards from DKNG Studios celebrate people of all genders and sexualities. Each card features a multi-color face and rainbow back illustration and comes packaged in a holographic foil-stamped tuck box. Sold individually or in a colorful 6-pack. $1 from each deck sold goes to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
These unofficial but still awesome playing cards feature vintage images from classic Kaiju and creature features like Destroy All Monsters, Mothra, and Godzilla vs. The Thing. Since Godzilla really is Head Monster in Charge, we think every card he appears on should be a King.
Kings Wild Project’s deck celebrates the classic story of The Wizard of Oz. Done up in an Emerald City green and gold color scheme, it features original illustrations by Jackson Robinson, inspired by L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece that dates back to 1900. Drops 6.24.2021.
Who says playing cards need to be rectangular? Home Run Games sure doesn’t. Their unique 3-sided cards feature unusual arrangements of symbols and court images, adapted to fit into the triangular constraints. They’re printed on casino-grade linen paper and come in red, blue, or a special limited-edition.
Inspired by the look of vintage ticket stubs, designer Jackson Robinson’s playing cards for Kings Wild Project definitely stand out from the crowd. Each card is splashed with a patchwork of colors and halftone patterns, while the court cards feature full-body images of the royal crew.
A collaboration between Art of Play and the USDA Forest Service, this unique deck of cards reminds us “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.” The court cards feature images of a dozen woodland creatures, illustrated by Sam Larson, along with fire-prevention tips scattered throughout the deck. Packed in a letterpress tuck box.
Do you collect decks of playing cards? This DIY kit from UGears lets you build a storage unit for up to a dozen decks. The ornate wooden deck holder opens up from a rectangle into an angled configuration for easy access to all 12 decks. It’s also great for storing tabletop game cards.
Animator Omozoc has entertained us with his delectable stop-motion meals. But in this clip, he uses the technique and 1667 individual still images to show some artful but physically impossible ways to deal cards. We’re a little surprised that he didn’t literally cut any cards.
Nintendo started out making playing cards, so it makes sense that they might occasionally dip their toe back in those waters. This official deck features images inspired by the game levels in various Super Mario games. Apparently, they’re a little thin compared to regular playing cards, so they’re best as a collector’s item.
Theory11 is back with another great Disney collab, this time taking on Marvel’s Avengers. The deck has court cards based on The Avengers themselves, while the card backs are adorned with their symbols, along with powerful objects like the Infinity Gauntlet and the Tesseract. Of course, Thanos is the Joker.