Serial learner Mike Boyd received a challenge from trickster Chris Ramsay. It seems such a simple and non-essential move, but card springing, where you pop out playing cards from one hand to the other in a controlled spray, is actually a very difficult trick to pick up.
Play poker in style and learn a bit about typography, fonts, and design with this sweet deck from Forrest Goods. Learn the fascinating history of typography, and the real effect that fonts play in our daily lives. Grab a deck for 25% off in The Awesomer Shop.
We love the primitive pixel art on these playing cards, created in homage to 1980s video game systems and computers. The face cards are particularly awesome, but this is a case where even the numbered cards keep with the theme. Available in blue or red packs.
Joker and the Thief’s latest playing cards are inspired by the post-apocalyptic, fuel-obsessed future of Mad Max. Each face card and joker features intricate hand-illustrated designs, and the card backs portray a massive V8 engine as the false god of their dystopian universe.
Designer Kevin Finn’s equine playing cards feature abstract line-art images of horses, with jockeys as the jokers. The images shown here are just design prototypes. The finished cards will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company, with gold metallic details.
Designer Olly Swinyard’s playing cards feature intricate line art drawings, which carry across not just on the face cards, but on each and every diamond, spade, club, and heart. Tiny details on the face cards reveal secrets of love and betrayal between the courts.
Designer Jared Hansen’s elegant playing cards are styled after architectural blueprints, with finely detailed lines, and packaged in a matte blue box with silver foil details. Available first to members of the Penguin Magic Card Club – as part of their July 2016 deck pack.