Playing Cards in Black
The Misc. Goods Co Story:
”I didn’t intend to draw an entire deck of playing cards. I left my salary job as an in-house graphic designer to pursue the world of freelance. But, as it’s known to go for people who choose this path, the carpet was ever beneath me waiting to be tugged. One day I showed up to my office and there was no work to do. With a wife and two kids at home, I couldn’t be idle — so, as a discipline for the mind, I began designing a single playing card, the jack of spades. It turned out pretty well. The next day I showed up and still no work. So I designed the queen of spades. After three feverish months of this pattern, still workless, I had, to my surprise, finished designing an entire deck of playing cards.
I was flat broke. I was working hard, but with no income to show for it. It was at this low point that I asked my officemates to help me put together a pitch video and I launched the playing cards on Kickstarter. To this day I’m in awe of it. It was a smashing success.”
The backs of the cards are printed the same color as the tuck case and each card front is uniquely drawn. Everything from the court illustrations to the typography. Different colored backs can allow you to play multiple decks at a table without getting them shuffled together. The playing card stock is the highest grade Bee coated paper from the United States Playing Card Company.