Cards by Cassandre, for Hermès

Cassandre for Hermès - Diamonds

As shared previously, I have an interest in unique vintage playing cards. It’s hard to define my tastes, but I know what I like when I see something! I’ve found a few interesting vintage card designs in recent months and this is one of my favorites. Released in 1948, the cards were designed by famous … Read more

Romance Español

Tejada cards, queen and joker

I’m posting the images of this deck on the occasion of Sheryl’s birthday, and I’ll make no comment about the relation of the first image with reality. The Romance Español dual deck of cards was designed by Carlos Saez de Tejada, the artistic director of the Fournier card company in Spain. They were produced in … Read more

Muertos Mourning Gold

Muertos Mourning Gold - Fractalized Ace of Spades

Playing cards created by Steve Minty feature wonderful unique graphic designs coupled with high quality card stock. They are offered in limited quantities and usually sell out shortly after release. I’ve been fortunate enough to pick up a few decks, and today’s photo essay features the Muertos Mourning Gold deck, one of a series of … Read more

Lunatica Solstice Playing Cards

Lunatica Solstice: Queen of Spades (fractalized)

My interest in paper collectibles, previously focused on stamp collecting, has expanded into a new area: playing cards. Turns out there is a whole industry out there, a few years old, focused on designing and creating a wide variety of playing cards featuring updated, modern designs, many paying homage to classic cards from the past. … Read more