P22 type foundry, the source of fonts I’ve used in several websites (London Underground has been particularly useful) has released a deck of playing cards.
Back in 2004, P22 produced a specimen deck of cards that featured 52 different fonts on a standard regulation deck of playing cards. These were gobbled up quickly, so we held a contest to have guest designers complete a second deck. Briefly lost in the vortex of too many other things, deck #2 is finally finished with all new designs and, dare we say, it’s even better than the first one!
While supplies last, you can get a deck free with any purchase of $100 or more. Just order anything over $100 and add the free card option to your shopping cart and we will send you the cards!
If you don’t think that’s a good enough excuse to buy a bunch of fonts, are also offering the decks for sale at $10 each plus shipping. Supplies are limited and as black market prices for the first deck indicate, this is a good price indeed.
For a font fan like me who also happens to collect playing cards, this is very welcome news.
It also gets me thinking that I should design a deck of cards myself — perhaps with cocktail recipes on them. Sounds fun, don’t you think?