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Graphos Playing Cards

November 12, 2009 | 58 Comments


Designed by Michelle Lam | Country: Canada

“Graphos Playing Cards are designed to inspire other designers, and also lay people to be more attuned with design through an increased awareness of the importance of typography in a fun and easy-to-understand way.

Each card from the deck of Graphos Playing Cards will tell the unique story of a specific area of focus in typography. All spades highlight on the importance of “anatomy”; hearts on “classification”; clubs on “glyphs”; diamonds on “type setting”. Fonts are focused on sans serif, serif, script and decorative.”











58 Responses to “Graphos Playing Cards”

  1. Richelle
    November 12th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

    That is something I have actually always wanted to do – design a deck of cards… this deck is AWESOME .. great stuff… and love the incorporation of type characters into all the cards! where can u get them from?

  2. Victor Zuniga
    November 12th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

    Where can I get them? these are great

  3. margaret
    November 12th, 2009 @ 12:56 pm


  4. J Rizzo
    November 12th, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

    Gorgeous work. Let me know if they get mass produced or sold on Etsy or something similar.

  5. Victor Zuniga
    November 12th, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    I agree, get them mass produced!

  6. Michelle Lam
    November 12th, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

    Thank you for all the great compliments! I have got Graphos produced but now it’s sold out – only printed a couple decks because friends, teachers, classmates and other designers located in the same city wanted to purchase a deck or two. I’m really flattered to see other designers from different countries hoping to purchase Graphos. I’m thinking about producing more and sell them possibly on Etsy.

  7. Euan Forrest
    November 12th, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

    please, PLEASE, do reprint these, they would easily be a massive hit with designers once word got around.

  8. Ray
    November 12th, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

    I’d LOVE to buy these!! Let us know if and when they’re sold agian! Great work

  9. Carol Martinussi
    November 12th, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

    go ahead! i want two! one for me and the other for gift :)
    that’s such a great idea, it would sell a lot!

  10. Michelle Lam
    November 12th, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

    Yes, I am thinking about mass producing it in China since it is cheaper and quality is exceptional. I’m doing some research and will let all of you know :)

  11. ktrn
    November 13th, 2009 @ 2:50 am

    I’d buy a package or 2-3! :)

  12. Jacqueline Lam
    November 13th, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

    Luckily, I already got a pack for myself! Good work, keep it up!

  13. Drew
    November 13th, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    I would have them printed through USPCC on at least bicycle stock and finish, though

  14. Chris
    November 13th, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    I want a couple decks, too! Please produce them for US purchase!

  15. erik
    November 13th, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

    I know a number of Portland Ore. designers who’d love to get these — I’d like one myself.

  16. melina
    November 13th, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    I like it!!

  17. ILE
    November 13th, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

    I also got a pack!! I love it!!! Keep doing awesome inspiring things like this one!!:]

  18. Alexandre
    November 14th, 2009 @ 5:52 am

    Very sweet and beautiful. Very good work, simple and strong. Congratulations.

  19. Jules
    November 14th, 2009 @ 7:57 am

    As a fellow Canadian, it would be great to see these for sale.

  20. Michelle Lam
    November 14th, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

    Thank you again. Yes yes….I’m working on it…I’m trying to get prices for mass production.

  21. Victor Zuniga
    November 14th, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

    I hope they are ready for the holidays… :P great gift idea!!!!!

  22. Mauricio Urquilla
    November 15th, 2009 @ 3:10 am

    Ill take 5 pack’s….Serious….Email me when they are available!

  23. Victor Zuniga
    November 15th, 2009 @ 11:13 am

    please email when ready!

  24. Michelle Lam
    November 15th, 2009 @ 7:56 pm


  25. sahaj talwar
    November 15th, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

    kudos! love these. please mail wen ready as id buy these off in a jiffy. : )

  26. Jorge Feres
    November 16th, 2009 @ 12:48 am

    Wonderfull Michelle. I never got to see them for real. Congratulations for the strong work you’ve done. I’d take a couple of them too. Let us know when and where!

  27. Puneet Thariani
    November 16th, 2009 @ 6:17 am

    brilliant work..where can i lay my hands on one…kudos

  28. Kangoo.Roo
    November 16th, 2009 @ 9:04 am

    Wow! ‘tlook awsome! This is a great idea, always wanted something like this :)

  29. Alex Parry
    November 16th, 2009 @ 10:38 am

    Looks like a rip of Type Trumps designed by Face37:

  30. emmalish
    November 16th, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

    I would definitely buy these for myself and can think of several friends who would appreciate them as gifts!

  31. Kyle
    November 16th, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    I when totally buy a set of these cards! If you decide to print some more sets contact me:

  32. Michelle Lam
    November 17th, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    Please be patient :) I’ve already contacted a couple printers.

  33. Michelle Lam
    November 18th, 2009 @ 10:05 am

    May I get all your email addresses if you would like to purchase Graphos so when I have them I can notify you. Thank you.

  34. John
    November 18th, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    Hi Michelle, I’d love a deck or two of the cards. My email address is:


  35. Hannah
    November 19th, 2009 @ 6:33 am

    I am very interested as well.


  36. Tess
    November 19th, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

    These look like fun. I’d love to know when you have them available.

  37. Mark
    November 20th, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    I would love one of these decks…
    They are absolutely immense. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Re-Print them.
    I know lots pf people that would love a few of these in the UK!!

  38. ktrn
    November 21st, 2009 @ 4:24 am

    You may notify me too!

  39. Jules
    November 22nd, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    You can let me know too:

  40. Michelle Lam
    November 22nd, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

    if you have any questions about Graphos or would want to order it from me please email me at: – there has been problems with my other email account. thank you.

    By the way, I am waiting for the printer to reply me. Thank you for being so patient :)

  41. @m
    November 22nd, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

    Very interested as well to buy a set of these.

    Here is my email address:

  42. STefafa
    November 25th, 2009 @ 10:19 am

    HI! You have to reprint these . I want! heres my email. I want 2!

  43. Anne
    November 30th, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    I’ve framed mine, they’re a work of art!

  44. alwayscuilin
    December 24th, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

    i want it so badly. please do inform me when its out
    thankyous. xx

  45. Sofia
    December 29th, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

    Please add me to your list!

  46. Annan
    January 3rd, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

    I love these! They are very well designed. Very beautiful! I would definitely like to buy a deck.

  47. Luis Miguel
    January 11th, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    i neeeeeeeeed one!!!!

  48. Jackie
    January 17th, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

    Where can i get these?

    I really really like them! No, I LOVE THEM!

  49. Michelle
    January 17th, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    I can’t promise you all on a date when this will be available in the market but it’ll definitely be some time this year. I’m in the process of some decision making and researching about the market.

    Thank you for all the great feedbacks guys!

  50. stan
    January 21st, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    I just came across these on commarts website. I’m not only going to feature them on my blog, but I want one as well!

    These are playing cards you can actually play with right?

    let me know when they are available! Don’t miss out on connecting with designers around the world, and making all this money!

  51. Audrey
    January 24th, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    I love these cards! You have to produce more of them :)

  52. Denisse
    January 27th, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

    please let me know when these are available! i LOVEEE them! i need to get a set for my typography teacher; she would die!

  53. Michelle Lam
    January 31st, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    If you have facebook, please join Graphos Playing Cards :) thank you.

  54. John
    April 5th, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    When you get these made, I’d like a deck too.


  55. Luis MIguel
    May 9th, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    please let me know when these are available!

  56. Carsten Tice
    May 9th, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    Kudos! I want some too!

  57. Irfan Patel
    May 21st, 2013 @ 5:34 am

    Hi There,

    Michelle maybe I could help u print ( produce your cards ) your awesome work


    Irfan Patel

  58. Charles D. Wood
    November 29th, 2015 @ 2:44 pm

    I’d love a deck!

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