Vietnamese History Cards


2018, playing cards design
2.5in x 3.5in

Vietnamese History Cards is inspired by a deck of playing cards. When looking at the history of playing cards, we can trace back to AD1000, where the very first deck of playing cards were created in China. Over time, other nations integrated these cards into their own culture by changing the suits’ symbols. By 1480, France created their own interpretation of the playing cards which became the deck we are familiar with in today.

Playing cards are a huge part of Vietnamese culture when it comes to family and friends. Vietnamese History Cards is an interpretation of Vietnamese and history and culture. Each suit of the deck represents a different dynasty in the Ancient Vietnamese monarchy period. By doing this, I hope to show and educate others about Vietnamese history through an everyday object that can be overlooked.