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 170 reviews
Butterfly of Decks

This deck has such a beautiful spread, One of my favorite decks from Chris Ramsay and the message of Memento Mori is clear with depth.

Memento Mori Cards

Love the new cards, very easy to do cardistry with. Highly reccomend!

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Awesome Deck

The deck is beautiful and perfect for any collection. The color are awesome and wonderful.

Favorite deck

These are my favorite deck right now. The low poly design is sick and the feel of the cards can't be beat. I'm new to cardistry but can easily grab one card at a time of the top and can spin them fairly easily.

Great cards

Chris Ramsay has always been an idol when it came to magic, and as a beginner, I tried out his cards. I now own my first brick of cards with this deck completing it, and it’s an amazing addition to my first brick. Both aesthetically pleasing, and well handling.

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