Artist Duo Kahn + Selesnick’s Carnival at the “End of World” Tarot Deck

Artfully updating the divination deck while maintaining the nomenclature and numbering

For lovers of art or believers in the the art of divination, Kahn + Selesnick‘s Carnival at the End of World Tarot Deck brings a contemporary spin to the mystic experience. The artistic duo, based in Hudson, New York, kept by both the Rider-Waite-Smith nomenclature and numbering for the major arcana. They have, however, updated the iconography (through eccentric new pictorial representations that truly invoke …

Questions & Empathy Card Deck

Part game, part self-reflection tool, this set aims to make individuals and groups see things from another angle

After launching their “Applied Empathy” speaker series in spring of 2016, the team at Sub Rosa found themselves being asked by attendees if the cards used to guide the discussions were available for purchase. These items, now known as Questions & Empathy cards, break down the seven archetypes of empathy—Sage, Inquirer, Convener, Alchemist, Confident, Seeker, Cultivator—and then ask seven questions of each in order to …

Honest Empathy Cards by Emily McDowell

For LA-based designer Emily McDowell, the most difficult part of battling cancer wasn’t the sickness itself, but the loneliness she felt when her friends and family distanced themselves from her. Now cancer-free, McDowell has launched a set of empathy cards inspired by the things she wished her pals would have told her while she was ill. The cards boast hand-drawn lettering, bright illustrations and honest, …

Giovanni Bianco’s Say a Little Prayer

The famous creative's new project aims to insert a little spirituality into everyday life

For his “Say a Little Prayer” project, graphic designer Giovanni Bianco, has re-imagined how we connect to the spiritual. The unique format, reminiscent of Bianco’s Catholic upbringing, means prayers appear in decks of cards. Each system of belief (from Catholicism to Hinduism to Islam) features 10 prayer cards with a colorful icon on the reverse. Bianco—who works with brands such as Versace and Miu Miu, …

Amigos Playing Cards

Three beautifully designed decks featuring cats and astronauts exclusively available through Kickstarter

After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos Card Club is printing three lovely decks of playing cards just in time for the holidays. To create the Kickstarter-exclusive decks, they reached out to their community …