Playing cards have been around for more than a thousand years. The cards themselves and the myriad of card games are deeply embedded in many aspects of culture, including books where you will find a wide selection of literature featuring playing card designs.
Authors, publishers and book designers have been drawn to the Ace of Spades, the Queen of Hearts and all the others because a pack of cards is full of symbolism. There is good and evil, risk, romance and fragility as well as religious, mystical and astrological significance. Cards are all about winning and losing – and that theme is reflected in many thrillers, love stories and other genres.