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  

$9.95
$9.95

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T.M.
Great addition to my collection

Love these cards and how they handle. Very cool and unique design. Would buy again

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These are Awesome

These are some of the nicest looking and feeling cards I have gotten.

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N.M.
Awesome!

Absolutely love the design, feel, texture, and colors. Fun to display or play with.

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T.B.
Fun cards

I will not go into the design of these cards. Either you love them or you don't. I love the design, btw. They are thin, but not too thin, they spread amazingly well and are really nice to use for cardistry. I recommend everybody to try this deck out.

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Easy to use

Very fun cards to use for cardistry. They feel even better broken in

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T.L.
awesome~my son loves it so much!

From US to Malaysia, it is neatly packed, no damage at all.
The designs are so cool, cards are smooth, good for fans, my son plays with it whole day long.
Will certainly buy from this site again.

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