Dan & Dave worked with Bruce Lee Enterprises to create this beautiful deck, each of which contains a philosophical quote from the martial arts master, as well as an intricate dragon motif on back. The Jokers? Lee himself in action.
These awesomely designed Breaking Bad playing cards are the start of Jeff Nichol’s project to create a full deck. He’s still got a ways to go but if the rest are as cool and appropriately illustrated as these we can’t wait to see the final result.
Another amazing deck from Card Experiment, these playing cards feature imagery inspired by a utopian world that descents into dystopia. The neo-futurist styling of Tarin Yuangtrakul’s cards, box design, and backstory remind us of Bioshock.
These beautiful playing cards were designed by Roni Lagin & Co. and feature imagery created from repeating and intersecting geometric patterns of spades, clubs, diamonds, and hearts. Available in decks or uncut press sheets.
UK Illustrator Chris Anderson created this custom deck of cards inspired by the animated characters of Pixar’s films. Unfortunately, they’re just fan art and not in production, but we’d certainly buy a deck if they were.
Chances are that nobody you know will spend $550 on a deck of playing cards, but that doesn’t make these cards any less cool. They’re individually silkscreened by Norman Ibarra onto the backs of discarded New York MetroCards.
The mythical Chinese and Hindu origin of the war between the Gods and the Asuras is beautifully portrayed in this 2500-deck limited edition design of Bicycle playing cards from Card Experiment. Uncut sheets here.
These playing cards made by the USPCC have been cut down to half the width of normal decks, so you can fit two of them in the space of a single deck. Great for double-deck Blackjack, natch. Available to order soon.
Dan and Dave collaborated with design agency Stranger & Stranger to create this gorgeous playing card deck. Each its 54 cards is a unique work of art. Comes packed in a cool embossed and foiled box, sealed with a retro tax stamp.
Want to make it rain a little harder at your Friday night poker games? Check out Jackson Robinson’s Federal 52, a good looking deck of cards inspired by the engravings on US bank notes and currency. (Thanks Greg!)
We already have moredecksofcards than a Vegas Blackjack table, but we’re going to have to grow our collection with these all-black PVC cards, decorated with creepy polygonal royals and a skeleton Joker.