Eames Playing Cards. Designed by Art of Play in close collaboration with The Eames Office. A tribute to the timeless sensibilities of Charles & Ray Eames.
About the design: Eames Playing Cards showcases the Eames Office Starburst Logo on the backs. This iconic emblem was a recurring motif in the work of both Charles and Ray. Here it signifies their boundless creative energy—an explosion of light reaching for the outer limits of design's true purpose. The unique numbering system on the faces of the cards enables acts of cardistry to function as subtle homages to the Eameses' classic film “Powers of Ten." The court cards honor the natural majesty they found in elemental geometric shapes. Mathematics, form, and the critical role of constraints in design are threads woven throughout the Eameses' life and work.
Designed for both gaming and cardistry the visual cues along the edges of the cards can be used to quickly identify values with only a sliver of the face showing.
Packaged in a nostalgic letterpress-printed tuck box
Material: FSC certified paper and vegetable-based inks
Size: Standard Deck
Printed by The United States Playing Card Company
Made in the USA
A card with the maker’s story is included with purchase
Art of Play
San Diego, California
Founded in 2013
Founded in 2013 by twin brothers Dan and Dave Buck after becoming wildly successful producers of designer playing cards. Their interest in cards began at an early age when they practiced card tricks, and pioneered the art of cardistry. With a background in sleight of hand, magic and illusion, Today, Art of Play curates a collection of curiosities from around the globe. Art of Play makes the finest playing cards in the world and collaborates with artists to create remarkable products unlike anything else.
Photos: Art of Play | Text: Independent Goods