Theory 11 Grateful Dead Playing Cards

Whenever we think of playing cards here at The Coolector, Theory 11 are invariably the first brand that spring to mind and we’re big fans of their limited edition collaborations with the likes of Star Wars, James Bond and more. Their latest collaborative release comes in the shape of these awesome looking Grateful Dead Playing Cards which fans of the band are definitely going to appreciate and it will add a visually impactful element to any Poker nights you’ve got coming up.

These Theory 11 Grateful Dead Playing Cards are available for $9.95 and each deck is made in America using FSC-certified hemp-fibre paper that delivers a tangible sense of quality to the touch. Formed in 1965, the Grateful Dead quickly became a cultural institution that has spanned over half a century now and serve as the inspiration for this amazing looking deck from Theory 11. Fusing rock and roll, folk, and jazz with avant-garde, visual, and literary traditions – the Grateful Dead became one of the most popular, enduring, and influential rock bands in American history.

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Delightfully colourful, this Grateful Dead deck from Theory 11 is undoubtedly one of their most visually vibrant to date and we’re loving the striking aesthetics here at Coolector HQ. The box packaging for this super cool deck is printed using antique letterpress machines that date back to the 1960’s – with six layers of vibrant colour, which has been embossed for a unique tactile sensation. The front face features the Skull & Roses at the centre, with custom composition surrounding it.

Definitely one for the fans, these Theory 11 Grateful Dead Playing Cards boast the unmistakable Steal Your Face logo in the middle of the packaging and the back design encapsulates iconic imagery that Dead Heads have come to know and love over many decades since the band first burst onto the scene. The terrapins play their tune, and the dancing bears swing to every note. The aces in the deck also showcase stunning full-art design, complete with logos and mascots that are cemented in the band’s history.

The court cards in the Grateful Dead Deck are, quite frankly, jaw-dropping and are the stand out artwork for this limited edition release from the guys at Theory 11. Continuing the use of iconic logos and mascots – bears, terrapins, and skeletons are prominently featured in vividly vibrant detail. Every inch of the deck is fully customised and this includes the font style and design of each individual suit. If you count yourself as a Dead Head, you need to get your hands on this deck ASAP.

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