Minim Playing Cards Black


Designer Joe Doucet
Manufacturer Areaware
Material Sustainably-harvested Cardstock; Vegetable-based Ink
Dimensions 3.5" x 2.5" x .75" (in box)
Minim is a deck of regulation playing cards that considers how much design you can take away while still maintaining a playable deck. Designed by Joe Doucet (American, 1970–), the playing cards feature simple geometric symbols that are reductive versions of hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades. While it is necessary to mark the backs of regulation cards, it's done so with minimal diagonal lines instead of the typical ornamental graphics.

Joe Doucet is the winner of the 2017 National Design Award for Product Design