Pippoglyph Playing Cards mark a return to the print medium for Ben Crenshaw showcasing his dynamic graphic designs in a format that may seem entirely new to those familiar only with his jewelry.
Inspired by Celtic art and illuminated manuscripts his original
interpretation of the standard deck of cards is already a favorite
with card players, collectors, and magicians.
An avid card player since learning the
game of bridge from his grandfather as a child, for Ben creating the Pippoglyph
deck was a labor of love. Working with the familiar playing card
iconography and respect for the traditions of card players he set
out not to invent a new deck but to breathe a fresh life into old
friends. His lavish reinterpretation of the classic court cards
and suit pips are graceful and elegant without sacrificing practical
Direct comparison alongside any common playing card reveals that
all of the essential features of a deck have been maintained and
aesthetically expanded. The customary suit symbols have been elaborated
from simple spots to refined sigils, bringing Ben's attention to
detail through the entire deck down to the lowest number card. The
regal courts are clad in patterns based on their own pips that emphasize
their suit relationships. The deck retains familiar favorites, such
as one-eyed Jacks and a suicide King.
The plush style of Pippoglyph playing cards wraps all the way around
to their backs. Like a matching tapestry the backs incorporate the
elegant pips that are the hallmark of the deck's design. The first
edition decks feature a heart and diamond patterned back. A spade
and club back has also been designed but will have to wait until
our second edition sees production.
If you would like to carry Pippoglyph Playing cards in your store we offer bulk and wholesale pricing. Full color boxes containing a dozen decks are suitable for counter display with a decorative die-cut fold back lid. Decks are in cellophane wrapped full color flip boxes and are barcoded for individual sale. Recommended retail price is $5.50 per but boxes are unmarked so vendors may price at their convenience.
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Looking for unique promotional items? With a minimum order
of 2500 decks customized cards are available pairing our original
Pippoglyph faces with your business name and/or logo on the full
color backs and boxes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.