It's that time of the year again! We have painstakingly compiled the best playing cards for All Hallows' Eve just for you. Behold! The Kardify Top 12: Halloween 2016 Edition! This year with enough ghosts, skulls, quirky characters, more skulls and a dragon to keep your spine tingling through the night. If you have one that we haven't discovered. Do feel free to share.
Note that the selection expressed in this top 12 are solely those of the author and the list is in no particular order.
Inspired by Memento Mori, where imagery of a skull represents the short-lived nature of all things material and a reminder of our mortality. As such, the Memento Mori deck features a unique low-poly design skull on the tuck and the card backs. The Ace, Joker and courts are very stylized and modern-looking, consistent with the overall theme of the deck. The unique design and eye-catching colors will enhance displays and card flourishes.
A collaboration between Art of Play and Bicycle, these fun new limited edition Halloween-themed playing cards are inspired by Bicycle's classic Rider Back design, the Bone Riders feature fun illustrations of bike-riding skeletons, fanciful jack o'lantern's, flying bats, and ornate pumpkin vines entangling it all together. Each deck includes two specialty Jokers, a unique Ace of Spades and one blank-face and one double-back card. Packaged inside a festive tuck box featuring premium matte card stock with embossed typography.
From the mind of Lotrek, Grotesk Macabre is a unique deck of playing cards featuring death and darkness combined with the elegance of the Baroque and Gothic style art. This deck is much darker and edgier than his previous releases. This deck combines the death theme with the heavy elegance of baroque and the pointy, flamboyant Gothic art. Lotrek wanted to create an unsettling feeling without being vulgar or gross.
An Orange edition of the extremely limited run of a new signature series playing card deck by 4PM DESIGNS. The Zucca is the next edition to the popular TENEBRE series Inspired by the Italian Gothic artwork. Printed by Legends Playing Card Co.
From NoirArts and meticulously hand-illustrated by Noah Whippie, the decks reads like a 54-page occult manuscript steeped in otherworldly dark aesthetics. With an intense focus on Gothic surrealism. The glyphs or "letters" that was used in the designs are stylized, a unique phonetic alphabet - to add character and subtext to the art. Both decks feature accents of artwork made by applying of metallic silver and golden ink.
The Odd Bods Playing Cards is a brilliant deck illustrated by Jonathan Burton. Produced by Art of Play, the Odd Bods Playing Cards feature amusing characters, quirky illustrations, and playful imagery. The deck has been hand illustrated in a beautifully nostalgic style and designed to have the look of ‘aged’ Victorian lithographs. Every image proves its own quirk and oddity, but is never ostentatious-- Odd Bods are the epitome of refined indulgence. Packaged in a gorgeous gold-foil embossed tuck box.