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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Beautiful design

Beautiful design, best so far this year

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Great message

These cards look great, feel great and have a great message attached to them. I'll probably be ordering more.

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Great Cards

Packaged well, shipped pretty quickly, very colorful and great design

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Memento Mori

The design makes for amazing fans and great for Cardistry

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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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