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Memento Mori Playing Cards USPCC

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Memento Mori Playing Cards USPCC

Memento Mori Playing Cards

Available as a 2 deck set. original & blue

Memento Mori - "Remember your mortality"

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.

"This deck is my Memento Mori." - Chris Ramsay

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Simplistically beautiful

Its simple, vibrant, and aesthetic. Perfect deck to have in your display on the wall, it got eye popping patterns and colors!

The colors, Duke! The colors! (Original deck)

This deck is quite the art piece. I love the combination of the colors and the way they melt across the low-poly skull. I, personally, had to have the original deck for the color palette alone. Not everyone always digs skulls, but for those it speaks to, this is a fantastic addition to any collection.

This review is only for the original deck, not the new blue ones.

The first ones; beautiful, original, they feel good, they fan amazing, they cut, flip, flop, and spin. They give a beautiful allure to cardistry.
The new ones; beautiful, but unoriginal, feeding off of Chris Ramsay's original work and design, even going as far as to use the same theme and script for the trailer. I enjoy ORIGINAL work, simplicity, quality, I don't enjoy it when people use the simplicity, quality, and originality of someone else's mind and work for their own gain.

Nice Cards

Great deck, great design

Love it!

Absolutely stunning deck of playing cards! Another great playing card deck to add to the never ending collection of playing cards

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