Welcome to the Latin Quarter. We love beautiful playing cards and quality poker chips which is why we set out to make our own. We wanted to create a “objects of art” that collectors would be proud to display prominently, magicians would reach for automatically, and cardists would stock in their arsenal — something that would make you the envy of all your pals on poker night.
The Latin Quarter is our fanciful interpretation of cards and chips for an illegal casino that existed in Lexington Kentucky 100 years ago. We treated the project like we were hired to create the branding for the casino and brought our own spin to it. The research was broad and deep on this one.
The “Latin Quarter” moniker harkens back to Paris in the Middle Ages. The Latin Quarter was the area around the great University of Paris where all the scholars and great thinkers of the time resided and Latin was the commonly spoken tongue in the area. Our design pays homage to that history. The typeface used for the Latin Quarter logo is a black letter font based on the dense calligraphic scripts that monks in the Latin Quarter would have used to write manuscripts. The Fleur De Lis is the historic symbol of the French monarchy and it makes appearances throughout the deck.