DescriptionOur unique playing cards are based on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s timeless shopping bag design. As fresh as when it first appeared in the late 1970s, Rudolph de Harak's (American, 1924–2002) award- winning design has become an American icon. More than one million bags are printed every year, making it one of the most visible symbols of the Museum.
Includes 2 decks; 52 bridge-sized playing cards per deck. Embossed paper with plastic coating. Gift boxed. Cards: 2 1/4'' x 3 1/2'' each; box: 5 3/8''W x 3 3/4''H.
- Includes 2 decks; 52 bridge-sized playing cards per deck
- Embossed paper with plastic coating
- Gift boxed
- Cards: 2 1/4'' x 3 1/2'' each; box: 5 3/8''W x 3 3/4''H
Art HistoryRudolph de Harak's (American, 1924–2002) award-winning design for the Museum's shopping bag was introduced at the opening of the new Art Publication Center, now referred to simply as "the bookshop," off the Museum's Great Hall. The shopping bag commemorates a merchandising tradition dating back as far as the existence of the Museum itself. Originally, DeHarak’s design was printed in three bold colors—blue, yellow, and red—to represent the basic pigments for color printing: cyan, yellow, and magenta.