Playing Cards are so much more than a stack of thick pieces of paper used for entertainment. Often times they're decorated and adorned with beautiful illustrations and foiled elements that elevate them to become more of a collector's item. With the amount of beautiful card decks out there, we wanted to highlight some of the most unique. Check out our 28 stunning playing card designs.
This deck will certainly make your card games more interesting. Art & Machine, designed by Ryan Hewlett as an MFA Project at the Tyler School of Art, explores a few notable moments in art and design history.
Playtime just got way prettier! Pavel Emelyanov designed these simple yet utterly adorable line of children’s toys called Bunny Hill. Because they’re made with sustainable, high-quality materials, they not only feel like they clutter the space less but also are made to last.
A total throwback, with a twist. As if magic 8 balls weren’t already amazing gadgets that will instantly take you back to your childhood, J. Walter Thompson designed a gift that gives it a fun update, specifically for creatives.
If you consider yourself a typography nerd, this just might be the game for you. Creative agency Goods & Services teamed up with Canadian printer Flash Reproductions to create a unique holiday gift for their clients and thus Type-Face the game was born.
The Game of Stranger arrived at The Dieline’s doorstep shortly before the holiday break, and we all instantly dropped whatever we should have been working on to open it up. This was one holiday gift we couldn’t wait to see. This year’s Stranger & Stranger holiday gift certainly didn’t disappoint—it did, however, confuse, excite, and amaze us, all at once.
Forget dollhouses or kitchen sets—The Fisher Price Happy Hour Playset is the hot toy of the holiday season. Complete with bar stools and beer bottles, this is the perfect way to unwind after a tough day on the playground. Parents be advised: it’s not recommended for children under three.
There are a ton of different custom playing cards out on the market these days but none like this one. With the help of Human After All, Facebook created a new deck of playing cards to help agencies from around the world easily access their marketing insights.
Union Playing Cards are filled with imagery of the American Revolution — with a message of freedom, hope, and independence.
Are you a playing card collector? Or do you love the Colonial History of the United States? If so, you have to check out this new playing cards from Theory11. Made with vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates, this deck has been in the making for over a year now. Patriotic symbols of peace, prosperity, and potential, illustrated by Jay Fletcher, are printed and gold-stamped onto the cards with a breathtaking result.
Have you heard of, or possibly played the game Cards Against Humanity? Dubbed the “party game for horrible people,” it has taken America by storm with its mature content and sometimes offensive subject matter.
One quick glance at the BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ from Sphero and you’ll probably be left wondering where this was when you were a kid. Of course, coined as more than a toy, we imagine there will be plenty of Star Wars fans of all ages who will get a kick out of this.
Everyone’s favorite party game for horrible people, Cards Against Humanity, just released their latest expansion pack. The Design Pack includes 30 cards that stray away from the typical black and white cards and Helvetica Bold typeface.
BURGOPAK TEAMS UP WITH OLIVER HELFRICH TO DESIGN PACKAGING FOR TECHNOLOGY WILL SAVE US’
"Technology Will Save Us is one of the UK’s most exciting design-led, technology start-ups. They are on a mission to provide everyone with the opportunity to learn and create using technology and design DIY Gadget Kits that you can make and code yourself."
Zara commissioned Lavernia Cienfuegos to create Zara baby boy and Girl fragrances. The concept in mind was to create a simple and attractive packaging that spoke to a childs visual language but also had a classic and vintage feel to it. Creating playing blocks with the packaging made perfect sense, as reading letters and numbers is both playful but also a classic learning toy for children. The design combines kraft paper with soft baby blue and pink colors with bold letters.
Your beloved pooch will be thrilled to fetch Mr. Captain Fantastick, The Incredible Stalk and the Treemendous Twig instead of a regular ol' stick. The colorful set of twigs takes charge in this peg package design letting the personality of the product lead the overall design.
"Menu Mash-Up is a food-themed party game published by Chronicle Books. The game is for both adults and kids, and the object is to use your ingredient and prep cards to fill the diner's order (like "romantic dinner" or "midnight snack") and come up with a winning menu. It's a creative game that's also lots of laughs."