Memento Mori Playing Cards


Memento Mori, Remember your mortality!

You can buy Memento Mori playing cards from magician and Youtuber Chris Ramsay online in our Murphy’s Magic playing card shop. These Chris Ramsay playing cards are available directly from stock at playingcardshop.eu.

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Memento Mori Playing Cards

Stemming from the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, it has been a ubiquitous part of human culture for centuries. From the philosophical to the artistic, the fascination, fear and appreciation of death has consistently captivated and cultivated our imagination. Many practitioners of this theory kept with them, artifacts or keepsakes which served as a reminder that the only thing certain in life, was death. Many of these items were often objects (watches, necklaces) in the shape of skulls.

The low-poly design represents a simplistic one. The bare "bones" of 3D creation and graphic art, the first steps of animation can be interpreted as the beginning of 'virtual' life.

Many historians believe that playing cards represented a deeper, esoteric meaning, that each suit was one of the four seasons. Each card within a suit was one of the thirteen phases of the moon. The fifty-two cards in a deck would represent the fifty-two weeks of the year and together, this would represent just one year of your life. A constant reminder of our fleeting time on earth.

"This deck is my Memento Mori." - Chris Ramsay

Chris Ramsay
Born in Germany and currently living in Montreal, Canada. Chris Ramsay is a professional magician and full-time Youtuber who regularly uploads videos, vlogs and tutorials on Magic, Street Magic and Cardistry. Specializing in deceptive practices, this magician has a keen eye for incredible visual aesthetics. Chris Ramsey has a large online presence on youtube, instagram, facebook and twitter with an exponentially growing number of followers from all over the world.

These Memento Mori playing cards in poker size come with 2 Jokers and are printed by USPCC on cardboard and finished with an Air-Cushion Finish.

Memento Mori Playing Cards by Chris Ramsay
Murphy’s Magic Supplies, Inc.
The United States Playing Card Company
Made in USA

More Information
Brand Murphy’s Magic
Size playing cards Poker size (63 x 88 mm)
Index playing cards Special Index
Available colors Various colors
Material playing cards Cardstock cards
Packing playing cards Cardboard tuckbox
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