The legend is alive with the Robin Hood Playing Cards!
The unique artistic style achieved with the Robin Hood playing cards took heavy inspiration from the Bayeux Tapestry - a French tapestry from around 1066. If you look closely at each card, you'll find that designer Jackson Robinson drew every stitch by hand to create this incredible display of artistic achievement.
The tuck case was intricately designed to resemble an ancient book, including life-like features to resemble canvas and leather design-work, a book spine, frayed paper edges and finished with realistic wear-n-tear details.
The diptych jokers from the Robin Hood deck show the legendary first encounter of Robin Hood and Little John.
Which caused the blood to appear,
Then Robin enraged, more fiercely engaged,
And followed with blows more severe.
So thick and fast did he lay it on him,
With a passionate fury and ire,
At every stroke he made him to smoke,
As if he had been all on fire.”
Robin Hood Playing Cards
This deck for me really is an all-time favourite! For such an iconic story like Robin Hood, this deck definitely doesn't disappoint. Jackson has managed to perfectly capture the characters in his own style and this deck would be a great edition into anyones collection.
In this deck, Jackson Robinson captures the essence of this heroic tale from the characters on the courts to an epic duel between Robin Hood & Little John on a sweet diptych joker! The tapestry-inspired design along with the amazing gold foil makes these cards a thing of beauty!
Robin Hood is a great deck of playing cards...great for poker night or if you are a collector, a great collectible deck. I'm always impressed with the thought and creativity that Jackson Robinson puts into his decks and Robin Hood is no exception. The way the art style is matched to the historical period and the background gives the appearance of a woven tapestry is really well done. I highly recommend this deck!