메멘토모리는 (자신의) 죽음을 기억하라!! 또는 "너는 반드시 죽을것이다라는 사실을 기억하라!!"등의 의미를 지닌 라틴어로 로마시대부터 전해지는 표현입니다.
누구든 죽는 존재임을 깨닫고 항상 겸손하게 인생을 소중하게 살아가라는 교훈을 담고 있는 표현이죠.
이 메멘토모리덱은 두개골을 형상화하여 카드에 담아내었으며 색감을 밝게 표현함으로써 두개골과 죽음이 가지고 있는 어두운 느낌을 생각할 수 없을만큼 아름다움을 뽐내고 있습니다.
카드의 품질또한 최고의 품질을 유지하고 있습니다.
알록달록한 다각형의 디자인이 돋보이는 메멘토모리를 경험해보십시오.
"The design is so unique, elegant and cool. They handle great and have held up to repeated use for quite a while. Which is surprising given the stock which is fairly thin." -Magic Junkie, Reviewer
Full Review Memento Mori - "Remember your mortality"
Stemming from the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, it has been a ubiquitous part of human culture for centuries. From the philosophical to the artistic, the fascination, fear and appreciation of death has consistently captivated and cultivated our imagination. Many practitioners of this theory kept with them, artifacts or keepsakes which served as a reminder that the only thing certain in life, was death. Many of these items were often objects (watches, necklaces) in the shape of skulls.
The low-poly design represents a simplistic one. The bare "bones" of 3D creation and graphic art, the first steps of animation can be interpreted as the beginning of 'virtual' life.
Many historians believe that playing cards represented a deeper, esoteric meaning, that each suit was one of the four seasons. Each card within a suit was one of the thirteen phases of the moon. The fifty-two cards in a deck would represent the fifty-two weeks of the year and together, this would represent just one year of your life.
A constant reminder of our fleeting time on earth.