El Al Playing Cards

Posted by Scott

Ministry of Type has a great post on these beautiful El Al Playing Cards. The cards — illustrated by Jean David — came in this cardboard sleeve. The MOT article is quite in depth and includes all sorts of extra credit info: Link

These are definitely the best looking playing cards I’ve ever seen, someone needs to reproduce these and offer them for sale. I keep seeing all these nice examples of design and thinking how sad it is that most of us will never actually get to see any of them in person. Apparently MOT scored his own deck the old fashioned way, via eBay, but that’s so 2002. Somebody needs to form a non-profit pirate design company that’s sole purpose is to reproduce and freely distribute design artifacts. I’ll take a few copies of all of these.

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bicycleman says:

June 2, 2009 at 3:16 am

I’m a pro magician. I also love to follow this and other design blogs. I sent scoot a email years ago asking him to design a deck of cards. I would spend the 10,000 dollars to have printed! I would love it if he would do it! I know that all of us would buy a deck to pay for Scott’s time, right!


Brennan says:

June 2, 2009 at 5:52 am

Pirate design company.

Or pirate anything physical. Like Cameras and nice lenses.

Or cars.

But, you know, decks of cards are up there on the list.