Memento, a unique playing card deck inspired by the history of playing card design. Illustrated by Valerio Aversa.
...A memento helps us remember, reminisce and relive experiences long past…
The Memento Deck refocuses the art of card design to its very roots. The emphasis is twofold, the historical figures traditionally portrayed in the playing cards we all know and love, and the symbolic meaning of each suit. The standard court cards of today trace their design roots back to the 16th century. The individuals portrayed on each card are figures of historical significance, heroines and heroes from antiquity, biblical sources and latter European history such as Charlemagne and Julius Caesar.