Stemming from the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, it has been a ubiquitous part of human culture for centuries. From the philosophical to the artistic, the fascination, fear and appreciation of death has consistently captivated and cultivated our imagination. Many practitioners of this theory kept with them, artifacts or keepsakes which served as a reminder that the only thing certain in life, was death. Many of these items were often objects (watches, necklaces) in the shape of skulls.
The low-poly design represents a simplistic one. The bare "bones" of 3D creation and graphic art, the first steps of animation can be interpreted as the beginning of 'virtual' life.
Many historians believe that playing cards represented a deeper, esoteric meaning, that each suit was one of the four seasons. Each card within a suit was one of the thirteen phases of the moon. The fifty-two cards in a deck would represent the fifty-two weeks of the year and together, this would represent just one year of your life.
A constant reminder of our fleeting time on earth.
Art director - Chris Ramsay
The cards look stunning and the design is great on both the front and back of the cards. The decks arrived in Canada after two weeks.
I just got these cards in the mail and the images really don't do them justice! They are great looking cards with a nice finish and a very unique design. I'll for sure be buying more!
I put some abuse on one deck and they still fan and feel like day one. One of the best decks feel wise I've ever handled and one of the best looking as well.
These cards are wonderful. Look and feel great. Highly recommend and I'll be buying more.
Beautiful design. Well made. And comfortable in the hands, handles very well.
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