Daily Desired: Typography Makes These Playing Cards Beautiful

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You know what playing cards need? Better typography. Thus Heleviticards. The deck o'cards hasn't gotten a design upgrade this significant since the introduction of the nudie deck lord know when in the history of gambling and pornography.

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It's fitting that these cards designed by Ryan Myers are laid out in Helvetica: the poker face of typefaces. Minimalism is beautiful. The only problem? No suicide kings. Only $10 to impress your friends with your sophisticated knowledge of Swiss typography. [UD+M via Laughing Squid]

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I don't like them. It just looks like a calendar to me. Also, even if I had liked the look of the numbered card, it was a missed opportunity with the other cards. You could have definitely had some fun there while staying true to the minimalist design.