Tempo Playing Cards are inspired by the golden age of jazz. In the 1920s and 30s a new style of music rapidly gained popularity in the United States and artists like Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday became household names.
Packaged in a screen-printed, embossed and foil stamped tuck case
Material: FSC certified paper and vegetable-based inks
Size: Standard Deck
Designed by Michael Mateyko, a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living in Vancouver, BC
Each card features an Art Deco style illustration that celebrates the spirit of improvisation and musical expression
Printed by The United States Playing Card Company
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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