Eight Sets of Artistic + Design-Forward Playing Cards

Whether playing games or learning magic tricks, here are some of our favorite sets

Believed to be made first from wood block prints during the Tang Dynasty in China, playing cards existed in India, Korea, Persia and Egypt before making it to Europe around 1365, when the French popularized the suited deck style commonly found today. Whether it be a game of poker or dickhead, a magic trick or even divination, cards continue to entertain us centuries later. Here …

Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd

A look behind the complex scenes in the pioneering photographer's major museum exhibition in Washington, DC

Over the last ten years, photographer Alex Prager has staged fantastical dream-like scenes behind every image she captures. On 23 November 2013, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC launched Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, which marks the young photographer’s first-ever solo museum exhibition in the United States. The exhibition features 29 photographs and four films by the LA-based artist. One of the films, …