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Amigos Playing Cards
After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos...
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Lazy Oaf Cards
Nothing captures the sentiment of quirky young love, growing another year older or other special occasions quite like a giggle-inducing card from London's Lazy Oaf. Share your feelings with one of their myriad designs.
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Cool Hunting Video: Art of Cardistry
For the third video in our Lincoln Hello Again Series we traveled to Los Angeles, CA to spend a few days with Dan and Dave Buck, twin brothers with a shared passion for magic. Interested in illusion from a young age, the pair are not typical performers...
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Thornwillow Press Correspondence Cards
While the price of Thornwillow Press' hand-bound, limited edition letterpress printed books—meant to last more than a lifetime—can reach a couple thousand dollars, you can still get a taste of the brand's dedication to quality and design through...
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Duck and Dog Cards
If Fo Sho, Baller and Boo are demonstrations of your inner circle's lingual dexterity then these cheeky Duck and Dog greeting cards will be "like totally amaze-balls."
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Ocelot Correspondence Cards
Send your thoughts on these limited edition cards, a collaboration between historic NYC engravers Dempsey & Carroll and England's Farrow & Ball. This set of 10 correspondence cards (including tissue-lined envelopes) is made from actual Farrow & Ball...
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Woodcut Notecards
This lovely set of a dozen notecards and envelopes in based on the book "Woodcut" by Connecticut artist Bryan Nash Gill. Exquisite tree trunk cross sections come to life in striking detail, revealing the immense power and beauty that lies within a...
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Michoucas Design Stationary
Carole Birou founded Michoucas Design with a mission to make beautiful and high-quality stationery with a commitment to local production and sustainability. Her unique cards showcase a variety of subjects in a minimalist style, and are handmade in...
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The Ultimate Deck
A bewitching collaboration between branding agency Stranger & Stranger and renowned magicians Dan and Dave, the Ultimate Deck is a set of 54 playing cards a year in the making. Each card in the deck features a custom illustration that relates to...
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You Turn Me On Card
Let your favorite computer nerd know what's behind all of the digital banter with this illustrated card from Portland's Darkroom and Dearly, which delivers just the right amount of dorky love.
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Artisans Playing Cards
Cape Town graphic designer Simon Frouws adds a premium touch to playing cards with this limited edition set, which features his gold foil design stamped onto sustainably-sourced black paper.
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Kodachrome Notecards
This set of notecards curated by American photographer, author and educator Susan Hacker Stang feature photographs shot on some of the last Kodachrome rolls of film to ever be developed.
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Keisuke Saka
by Lauren Kilberg When art grabs the interest of children and adults alike then mixes in a little physics, the outcome is both fun and captivating. The Japanese have a more eloquent word for it—"Karakuri", which translates literally to...
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Twiddle & Bard
In 2010, designer Will Coombs launched Twiddle & Bard with Robb McNeil and Nick Thompson as a response to what they felt had become a lack of proper emotion in digital communication. The Minneapolis-based stationery company has since built a solid...
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Illustrated Car Card Set
width="300" height="300" class="none" /> $22
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The Moneywrap
Dreaded by minimalists and doctors alike ("Wallet Sciatica" is an actual medical condition), the bulky Costanza wallet is swiftly becoming a thing of the past thanks to sharp designs like the Moneywrap. Produced by the international notebook and...
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Funnybone Toys
A new line of games from Funnybone Toys looks to the design world as inspiration. The three innovative card games, Array, Cubu and Spectrix, build off of the color spectrum, sequencing and counting to create engaging children's activities. While...
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Utility Card
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Mini Print Note Cards
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Best Wishes Book
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Code Cards
While class="none" might be the favorite snippet of HTML at the Cool Hunting office, user experience designer Matt Raw takes the humor behind web development languages to new heights with his cheeky set of letterpress Code Cards. Raw created three...
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Paper Weaving Card Set
Sending someone special a card may seem gracious enough these days, but Present & Correct's latest Paper Weaving Card Set really ups the charm with easy tools for constructing a personalized pattern in addition to undoubtedly endearing messages...
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Hour of Nine
While the enduring appeal of letterpress lends itself well to fussy scrolls and flourishes, the recent revival has led many designers to contrast the preciousness of the form with more contemporary images. Taking an elegantly adorable approach...
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Uncooked eCards
Writing "happy birthday" on someone's Facebook wall, along with hundreds of their other closest pals, doesn't really say much in the way of friendship. If you are one of those amazingly thoughtful types and have time to go out, buy a card, and mail...
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