sleek japanese playing cards

posted by the scholar on August 31st, 2007
filed under: design, flotsam & jetsam

(UPDATE: it appears that california company mollaspace will be distributing these cards in the fall of 2008 — hurrah!)

that losing streak you may be having on poker night won’t matter much, once your friends see how cool your taste is after you whip out these beautiful black playing cards from japan!

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the use of matte and glossy inks is so hip and minimal, and the edgy illustrations on the face cards are quite intriguing. i think i just convinced myself to try and buy a deck…

find them at the visions coax shop for 1575 yen, or about us $14. (update: i am doing my best to find out from the company if they will sell to anyone who does not live in japan, but i don’t think it is going to be good news. drat.)


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6 Responses to “sleek japanese playing cards”

  1. technabob Says:

    i think all the clubs and spades should be black, and all the diamonds and hearts should be red.

  2. the scholar Says:

    bob, i like what you are saying, but i don’t think you could play certain card games if the cards were two colors, because the other players would know what you have!

  3. vic|ous Says:

    They’re awesome cards! But how can I buy some? The link provided doesn’t ship to international customers…

  4. the scholar Says:

    oh dear vic,

    i will have to do some nancy drew-type investigation and get back to you here in the comments… that does not bode well for those of us not in the land of the rising sun…

    thank you for the comment — and the info!

  5. karlton Says:

    i would like to buy these cards.. and i live in the uk so how would i go about this.. are they on ebay ? please send me an email [email protected] and let me know thankyou..

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi karlton,

    sorry but unfortunately this shop does not ship overseas. too bad, huh?

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