In 2013 we teamed up with Bruce Lee Enterprises to produce a new deck of playing cards inspired by the martial arts master.
We are proud and beyond excited to present to you today, on Bruce Lee's birthday, the official Bruce Lee deck of playing cards.
73 years ago, the Year of The Dragon, November 27, 1940, on the hour of the dragon, Bruce Lee was born. Known to the world as a martial artist, actor and philosopher, Bruce Lee was a visionary, and continues to inspire new generations.
These playing cards honor Bruce Lee's legacy.
The Chinese dragon design on the backs of the cards celebrates his birth. The faces of the cards were inspired by the iconic tracksuit he wore in Game of Death, and feature a black stripe running through them, “like water”.
On each of the cards is a different philosophical quote from Bruce Lee's teachings. The Aces however, which are traditionally the most elaborate cards, were left blank to symbolize a free mind.
The special monogram brings Bruce Lee and Dan and Dave Buck together as one, unifying their art forms under the teachings of Jeet Kune Do, and Bruce Lee’s philosophy of using no way as way and having no limitation as limitation. In one direction, the symbol reads BL, flip it over however, and DB is seen, as if by magic.
The Jokers are no joke. In stark contrast with the rest of the deck are two black and white picture cards featuring Bruce Lee in action.