When the legendary JAWS took society by storm, it instilled fear in millions. First created for the paperback release of Peter Benchley’s bestselling novel, and later used as the poster art for Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film adaptation, artist Roger Kastel’s depiction of JAWS has become one of the most recognizable images in pop culture history. Now 40 years later, celebrate the iconic image that cultivated a culture of fear of the merciless creature of the sea with the newest USPCC printed deck 40 Years of Fear Bicycle® playing cards!
You are invited to take a plunge into the mysterious depths of the ocean to partake in an epic battle between man and the ultimate beast of the water by way of this death-defying decks. Will the bloodthirsty reputation of the deadly shark precede itself and turn mankind into dinner? Or will the tides turn in favor of humanity? Rock the waters at your next card game and decide who will come out on top man or aquatic beast.
Open this striking tuck box to unleash the wrath of ruthless sharks and daring humans who elude death. A special thanks to the award-winning artist Roger Kastel who created the unforgettable iconic painting featured as the poster for the blockbuster film JAWS. Licensing rights were received from Roger Kastel to use his legendary artwork as the main attraction for the front of the tuck box. The reverse side pictures a daring beauty scuba diving alone with a hungry shark following her trail.
Anchors aweigh and prepare to set sail through the treacherous waters of the sea at your next card game!Riveting encounters of unknowing humans and menacing sharks are exposed in this venturesome deck. Hand-illustrated images of each face card highlight the detailed beauty of humankind and the inherent nature of the wild beast. Do you have what it takes to stay afloat or will the game pull you down under?
Every bloody detail has been painstakingly illustrated to capture the true honor and respect this themed deck deserves. After all, it’s probably not good to disrespect a killing machine.
The pip design is reminiscent of the script on sea scrolls that tells the tales of dangerous sea monsters. Created with smooth strokes illustrating fluidity, our pip design is indicative of the rhythmic movement of the waves in the ocean.
A monochromatic mirrored design of nautical elements adorns the back of these cards. Centralized around a stylized compass, a ship sails the sea with hungry sharks lingering beneath the vessel. A skull against the ship’s wheels warns of the catastrophic dangers of the water.
The borders of the cards are secured with a ship’s wheel and lighthouse to steer you in the right direction on your journey. A skull of an unfortunate seaman watches over your hand as a reminder of the dangers of the sea and of careless plays.