Shantell Martin's signature black and white drawings inspire and innovate, while exploring themes such as intersectionality, identity, and play. Her compositions are a cultural facilitator for forming new connections between fine art, education, design, and philosophy.
A Pioneer of American Art
Founded in 1930, the Whitney Museum of American Art is the first museum dedicated to the work of living American artists - collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting twentieth-century and contemporary American art. Innovation has been the hallmark of the museum since its beginnings - The Museum's flagship exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.
A Perfect Pair
On the occasion of Shantell Martin's recent collaboration with the Whitney Shop, LINE by Shantell Martin, theory11 is proud to announce these two decks as the first in a series through which we hope to highlight the work of truly groundbreaking artists and illustrators. Our objective was to pair our expertise in print production with the spirit and sincerity of the artist' voice - using playing cards as a unique, handheld medium to present Shantell's visionary art.
Shantell Martin Playing Cards feature a fully custom design inside and out, exhibiting her wonderfully crafted storytelling at every inch. The cards themselves are carefully framed in canvas-textured, blind embossed paper.
Made in America
Made in the USA on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, using vegetable based inks and starch based laminates.
Premium playing cards featuring all of your favorite heroes! Made in America. Assemble your own squad of Avengers every time the cards are brought out for play - and relive the most memorable moments of the iconic film series.
AVENGERS: Infinity Sagaplaying cards feature completely custom artwork in every aspect of the design, with the Aces, Jokers, box design, and court cards inspired directly by fan-favorite characters quintessential to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The outer packaging is simply jaw-dropping. The iridescent, cosmic foil shimmers and alters its color at every angle. Complete with gold foil accents and precise embossing, the ultra-lux outer packaging is truly representative of the legendary Infinity Saga.
Inside the box, even the Aces feature callbacks to characters like Doctor Strange, Vision, Winter Soldier, and Gamora. And this wouldn't be an Infinity Saga deck without a little bit of mischief and balance: Loki and Thanos make their presence known on each Joker!
Your favorite characters are brought to life! Thor and Hulk sport their Ragnarok attire, Hawkeye and Ronin share the spotlight (with a special appearance from Ant-Man!), and Iron Man wields his own Nano Gauntlet - alongside Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Captain America, and MANY more.
AVENGERS: Infinity Saga playing cards are the perfect tribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame, follow and experience the storyline and its iconic moments every time they’re held in your hands.
Another warrior emerges in the Star Wars™ galaxy: a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. His name is Din Djarin™. The Mandalorian™.
What are the odds? THE JOURNEY OF THE MANDALORIAN Join our formidable bounty hunter on his journey throughout the galaxy as he sets out to protect The Child from capture by the Empire. From completing bounties for Greef Karga, to the long awaited duel with Moff Gideon himself - the path of our beloved protagonist is chronicled within.
Unrivaled Print Quality MADE IN AMERICA theory11 produces the world's finest playing cards. The cards themselves are made in the USA - printed on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks, and starch-based laminates.
A Closer Look THE BOX AND EVERYTHING WITHIN The outer packaging is simply breathtaking. Beskar silver, space black, and striking red foils shroud the cards within, with sculpted 3D embossing of The Mandalorian helmet.
Completely Custom Artwork INSIDE AND OUT The Mandalorian Playing Cards feature completely custom artwork in every aspect of the design, with the Aces, Jokers, court cards, and back design inspired by fan-favorite characters and events.
James Bond first appeared on our screens in the classic 1962 film Dr. No. 58 years later, 007 is still our favorite secret agent. In celebration of the twenty-fifth installment in the beloved James Bond series - No Time To Die - theory11 proudly presents James Bond007Playing Cards.
Elegance, Class, and Sophistication
THE WORLD OF JAMES BOND
Whether it's his perfectly tailored suit or the impeccable timepiece clasped to his wrist, Mr. Bond commands your attention when he enters the room. Perfectly encapsulated in gold foil and embossed accents, the ultra-lux outer packaging is truly representative of the esteemed intelligence officer.
Unrivaled Print Quality
MADE IN AMERICA
theory11 produces the world's finest playing cards, and these are a case study example. The box features two layers of gold foil, with a sculpted 3D emboss of the James Bond family crest on the back panel.
A Closer Look
INSIDE THE BOX
A closer look inside will reveal several iconic weapons and gadgets that have been featured in your favorite Bond films: the pen grenade from GoldenEye, Bond's trusty Walther PPK, the ski pole gun from The Spy Who Loved Me, Jinx's knife from Die Another Day, and much more!
Completely Custom Artwork
THE ACES. THE JOKERS. THE KINGS.
James Bond Playing Cards feature completely custom artwork in every aspect of the design, with the Ace of Spades, Joker, box design, and court cards inspired by iconic Bond films over the past six decades.
The back design of 007 Playing Cards features the Bond family crest and his family motto: Orbis Non Sufficit.
CHOOSE your side in the new Theory 11 Silver / Black Star Wars Playing Cards!
THE LIGHT SIDE
Join Jedi Knights, climb aboard the Millennium Falcon, and become a Rebel or Resistance hero. The LightSide deck features Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, R2-D2, and fighters from the Rebel fleet."May the Force be with you."
Light Side - The Box Embossed and foil stamped
The outer packaging is breathtaking, with striking, vibrant silver foil - mixed with clear, reflective foil that creates the illusion of the Millennium Falcon cockpit window.
Inside The Light Side All custom court cards
Both decks have the same set of 12 court cards, with iconic light side and dark side characters. Each card features detailed depictions of these iconic characters. On the light side: Rey, Leia Organa, Han Solo, LukeSkywalker, and more.
The Back Design Loaded with Light Side Details
Across the white back design, catch countless details - from the top of R2-D2 to the Rebel Alliance symbol. In the center, a repeating pattern of X-wing starfighters supports two lightsabers on each side edge.
THE DARK SIDE
Channel your inner Sith, join the First Order, or maintain order in the galaxy alongside Emperor Palpatine's Imperial Army. The Dark Side deck features Darth Vader's lightsaber, the Death Star, and the Empire's fleet of starships. "You don't know the power of the dark side!"
The Dark Side Box
EMBOSSED AND FOIL STAMPED On the front of the dark side box, look through the window of the Imperial Throne Room, with symbols of the Galactic Empire and First Order on each corner.
Court of the Dark Side
THE DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE Both decks feature the same set of 12 court cards, representing each side. On the dark side, Palpatine is depicted alongside Kylo Ren and Darth Vader - with a graphite grey back design.
THE KING OF SPADES On the King of Spades, Darth Vader is depicted holding his light saber while taking command of his Imperial subordinates.
In collaboration with Derren Brown, theory11 presents a tribute to art, design, and the psychological art of illusion. From stage to screen, two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has mesmerized millions worldwide - from the UK to his New York Broadway debut: Secret.
Over the past two years, these playing cards have been crafted with passion, precision, and art direction by Derren Brown. Wrapped in gold and green to resemble an antique book, these cards are an elegant tool for magic, card games, collectors, and beyond.
No Detail Untouched
Made in the USA at The United States Playing Card Company with FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, using vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates.
Watch Cavan Booth's & The Card Inn's review of this deck below:
Since 1977, Star Wars has been a pop culture phenomenon. Alongside the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the 9th and final film in the Skywalker saga, theory11 is proud to present Star Wars: Light Side and Dark Side Playing Cards.
THE LIGHT SIDE
Join Jedi Knights, climb aboard the Millennium Falcon, and become a Rebel or Resistance hero. The Light Side deck features Luke Skywalker's light saber, R2-D2, and fighters from the Rebel fleet. "May the Force be with you."
EMBOSSED AND FOIL STAMPED The outer packaging is breathtaking, with striking, vibrant blue foil - mixed with clear, reflective foil that creates the illusion of the Millennium Falcon cockpit window.
Inside The Blue Box
ALL CUSTOM COURT CARDS Both decks have the same set of 12 court cards, with iconic Light Side and Dark Side characters. Each card features detailed depictions of these iconic characters. On the Light Side: Rey, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and more.
About The Cards
MADE IN AMERICA The cards themselves are made in the USA - printed on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks, and starch-based laminates.
The Back Design
LOADED WITH LIGHT SIDE DETAILS Across the blue back design, catch countless details - from the top of R2-D2 to the Rebel Alliance symbol. In the center, a repeating pattern of X-wing star fighters supports two light sabers on each side edge
A legendary deck of premium playing cards that exudes elegance and sophistication.
Over a year in the making - with art direction by Neil Patrick Harris.
Breathtaking Design DETAILED ART, INSIDE and OUT NPH Playing Cards are elegant, intricate, and visually stunning. Every aspect was handcrafted with relentless, unrivaled attention to detail.
For every purchase of NPH Playing Cards, $1 will go to (RED)'s fight against AIDS, which can provide more than 3 days of life-saving HIV medication. Every deck makes a difference.
Laced with Mystery INSIDE AND OUT As with everything, there's more than what meets the eye - with secret symbolism within the deck. Look closely and you may discover much more.
With a combination of artistic influences, NPH Playing Cards are a tribute to Neil's love of mystery, magic, games, and theater.
No Detail Untouched THE ACE OF SPADES NPH Playing Cards feature a custom ace of spades, joker, box design, and modified court card typography. Even the INSIDE of the box has a custom, elegant gold foil pattern by Jay Fletcher.
The best-selling luxury deck of all time - now in a vibrant, new color edition.
Monarch Playing Cards started it all. You've seen them in the pages of GQ - and Hollywood blockbusters like Now You See Me, in the hands of Morgan Freeman. Monarchs became an international bestseller, with some editions selling for $900+ a deck on eBay. Today, a new member of the royal family is born, in a vibrant, regal, purple color palette.
Playing Cards Fit For a King
They look like they belong in a palace. Gold foil surrounds the elegant, dark purple box design. The paper itself has a soft-touch feel, with a vintage, timeless aesthetic. They're breathtaking inside and out.
The Gold Standard
Monarch Playing Cards is 100% made in the USA on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, using vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates.
AIDS is the leading cause of death among young women worldwide. Yet it is preventable and treatable. theory11 is proud to continue our partnership with (RED) in the fight to end AIDS.
Every Deck Makes a Difference YOU CAN HELP Each deck of (PRODUCT)RED Playing Cards can provide up to five days of life-saving HIV medication. This medication not only keeps someone living with HIV healthy, but also prevents moms from passing the virus to their unborn babies.
A Single Goal A SIMPLE DESIGN The deck itself is breathtaking, with a simple, elegant, deep red design blind debossed with an objective we all share: Imagine a world without AIDS.
Made in America SUPPORTING EFFORTS ACROSS THE GLOBE To date, (RED) has raised over $650 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS across sub-Saharan Africa - impacting the lives of over 180 million people worldwide.
Every aspect of the deck is made in the USA, using FSC-certified paper from sustainable forests.
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For every purchase of (PRODUCT) RED Playing Cards, $1 will go to the Global Fund to support the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
Citizen Playing Cards are Made in the USA using FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests.
Breathtaking Design INTRICATE ART, INSIDE & OUT
Citizens are the most intricate, breathtaking playing cards Theory11 has ever produced. Illustrated in America by Kevin Cantrell, every aspect was handcrafted with relentless, unrivaled attention to detail.
For the first time, Theory11 combined gold foil, hot stamping, and bronze foil to create a box design that's eye catching, elegant, and sophisticated.
Attention to Detail NO DETAIL WAS OVERLOOKED
Even the inside of the box has a breathtaking, intricate guilloche pattern. The Joker and back design bear the Latin phrase "Audentes Fortuna Iuvat." Fortune favors the brave. The Ace of Spades features an iconic Citizen "C" emblem.
Don't wait for the wind to change - adjust your sails.
A new, nautical-themed deck of premium playing cards - with intricate detail in every aspect of the design. Even the INSIDE of the box has a gold foil, optical illusion pattern - like a mirage on the distant horizon.
Inspired by tales of sailors and their adventures.
From leviathans beneath the waves to the battles above - mankind has unbreakable bonds to the sea. Navigators hearken back to those roots and celebrate our nautical heritage.
Take the wheel and set sail.
Featuring a fully custom design, including playing card backs, Aces, Jokers, and court cards. Made in the USA on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, starch-based laminates, and vegetable-based inks.
Premium playing cards inspired by the open road - with a spirit of adventure. Made in America.
It's all about the journey. If there was ever a time to pack it up and start the life you've always imagined, that time is now. Voyager Playing Cards was inspired by the open road - with a spirit of adventure. Made in America.
Adventure to the unknown. With breathtaking, intricate custom art - the Aces, Jokers, back design, and tuck case were designed from the ground up with nomadic elements from the open road.
Antique letterpress printing. The tuck case packaging is handcrafted using antique, letterpress machines dating back to the late 1930's. Printed on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, using vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates. Illustrated by Joshua Noom in Fort Myers, Florida.
Green National Playing Cards is made in the USA using FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks, and starch-based laminates. They're green - and eco-friendly!
Shielded in Gold and Green Foil Green National Playing Cards was inspired by mystery and the pursuit of power. Each tuck case is embossed and detailed with striking gold and green foil, inside and out.
Elegant, Intricate Gold Foil The tuck case, and the cards within, are all made in the USA using FSC-certified paper. Mysterious symbolism and elegant, playful imagery shield the cards inside - with breathtaking, intricate art by Harold Apples.
Completely Custom Faces and Backs Every aspect of the Green National Deck was designed from scratch. Even the Aces, Jokers, and court cards are filled with vibrant, colorful illustrations.
Finely crafted, premium playing cards for the inquisitive mind.
These are Premium playing cards, designed in London by Joe White. Made in America.
The World's Most Sophisticated Playing Cards SHIELDED IN GOLD AND GREEN FOIL High Victorian Playing Cards was inspired by the intricate, breathtaking style of the Victorian era. Every element was designed from scratch with painstaking, relentless attention to detail.
A Closer Look ILLUSTRATED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM Every single playing card within the High Victorian Playing Cards was designed from scratch. Even the Aces, Jokers, and court cards exude the grand excess of ornamentation quintessential to the Victorian era. In a word: breathtaking. And the beautifully ornate tuck case will grab your attention immediately.
Three-Dimensional Depth INSIDE AND OUT You'll be enthralled by this deck's three-dimensional back design that seemingly adds more detail with each and every look. The back design is as detailed as it is UNIQUE. Over 18 months in the making - and it shows.
The world's most intricate, elegant playing cards.
Illustrated by hand in South Africa, Artisans are in a league of their own. A breathtaking mix of elegance, style, and sophistication.
Designed by Simon Frouws, these premium, luxury playing cards feature elegant gold foil hot stamped onto ultra-lux black paper derived from sustainable forests.
A breathtaking union of style, elegance, and sophistication.Featured in Departures Magazine, Artisans have received rave reviews around the world. David Copperfield called them "the best playing cards ever produced."
Artisan Playing Cards are produced at The United States Playing Card Company using FSC-certified papers derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates. The result is a durable finish that respects the environment. Sealed with a red tax-stamp, vintage sticker seal marked with the exact month and year of print.