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
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Very good design on all cards, looks very clean and feels great even after breaking it in. Definitely recommend it.
Well worth the money. Love the feel and the design
Top shelf cards, a joy to handle
The art director of these cards is Chris Ramsay. Great design and handle well. Great purchase.
Momento Mori is such a cool concept, the deck is great for fanning, farro shuffle, sleight of hand, one handed cuts and two handed cuts. The design is simple yet beautiful. Overall an amazing deck.
This deck surpasses the expectations I had. First 2 things I did with this deck, Thumb Spead and Faro Shuffle, went perfect. I have had them for a couple weeks now messing around with them every day and still no issues!