Memento Mori


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  


Customer Reviews

Based on 299 reviews
Anonymous (San Bernardino, US)
Beautiful deck

This deck is simple and straightforward but beautifully built, handles wonderfully, and perfectly symbolizes the proverb it represents.

Kevin Holguin (El Paso, US)

Best cards

Alvyda Rimkute (Gargždai, LT)
Good deck

Really like this deck it isn't too slippery or too stirdy. Atraight out of the deck cards felt nice.

Ryan L. (Ottawa, CA)
Beautiful Deck

Love this deck. I received one as a Christmas gift and came back to buy a couple more. One for display, and another for the road.

Deck itself handles well and feels fantastic.

Packaging couldn't get much better and the item even arrived with a small hole on the outer shell, didn't matter much since the deck itself was essentially vacuum sealed with bubblewrap.

Great product, and great place to shop.

Brett (San Diego, US)

This deck is absolutely stunning in appearance and promote reflection on the age old perplexity, death. My deck is already heavily used for a few cribbage tournaments with my wife and friends, and the cards have held up well. I would buy another deck just for the aesthetic beauty in these.

Prince Carlos (Winnipeg, CA)

Amazing design- especially when you cascade the cards you can really see a pattern

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