Inspiration: 15 brilliantly imaginative custom playing cards

Playing cards have been part of human life for over a millennium, used for everything from children’s games to grown-up gambling, as well as being utilised for roles as diverse as the staple magician’s tool and advertisers’ promotional material.

As only one side of each card – the face – must serve a purpose, the back is a blank canvas for artistic expression. And it is one that designers are jumping on to with glee, so we’ve dug out 15 of our favourite designs for custom playing cards.

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