INDICTUS Playing Cards. You will sell your soul to the devil to get it

Away, and mock the time with fairest show:
false face must hide what the false heart doth know.

MACBETH(W. Shakespeare)

Nicolai Aarøe is a Scandinavian based graphic designer with more than 10 years of experience in the creative industry. He has led several playing cards projects, all successfully funded, such as Noble, Black Market, Spring or Chivalry. He has just launched a new project, the first of a series: INDICTUS.




Indictus (unspeakable) relates the underworld with the human ambition inspired by Shakespeare’s masterpiece Macbeth. Taking that inspiration, the designs are dark and disturbing. The artist Marksbart has drawn by hand detailed illustrations adapted by Nicolai with an intense result. Intricate drawings full of symbolism, two-way designs for magicians, metallic inks, completely redesigned pips and several extras in the tuck case like embossing and foil. Every detail has been carefully treated to bring us an impressive deck.




There will be two editions of the deck, Pristine and Antique. Both will use the same artwork with different finishes on metallic inks, borders and background for faces. Both will be printed by NoirArts Playing Cards Company (NPCC), responsible of several stunning decks.





Custom special brick and half brick boxes have been created for the campaign, and also a nice pouch to store or wrap the deck for a gift. Elegant and refined… If you want it, visit the project website and raise your pledge.

Good luck!