The legend is alive with the Robin Hood Playing Cards!
The unique artistic style achieved with the Robin Hood playing cards took heavy inspiration from the Bayeux Tapestry – a French tapestry from around 1066. If you look closely at each card, you’ll find that designer Jackson Robinson drew every stitch by hand to create this incredible display of artistic achievement.
The tuck case was intricately designed to resemble an ancient book, including life-like features to resemble canvas and leather design-work, a book spine, frayed paper edges and finished with realistic wear-n-tear details.
The diptych jokers from the Robin Hood deck show the legendary first encounter of Robin Hood and Little John.
“The stranger gave Robin a knock on the crown,
Which caused the blood to appear,
Then Robin enraged, more fiercely engaged,
And followed with blows more severe.
So thick and fast did he lay it on him,
With a passionate fury and ire,
At every stroke he made him to smoke,
As if he had been all on fire.”