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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Great packaging, just in time and the cards are really great
The packaging was really protecting to cards, it came at a reasonable speed and the cards are beautiful, like wooooooow. Although I found out Chris ramsay made another nicer card deck, 1st
Iv bought from 52kards 3 times now and they’ve always been the lowest prices I could find, and they have all been professionally packaged so there isn’t any damage when they arrive!
Super cool concept
I love the concept of these cards, the design/face cards are extremely neat. The cards handle like a dream, and overall, I am a huge fan of Chris Ramsay. I think these cards turned out very nice and I would certainly recommend them!
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Thank you so much for your purchase.
Really great cards visually however they came a little bent :(.
The handling of these cards are AMAZING! Good for cardistry and magic. Love these cards! The box isn't as strong as I'd hope. Kind tearing up a bit. Otherwise, these cards are awesome!