Tempo playing cards by Art of Play are inspired by the golden age of jazz. In the 1920s and 30s a new style of music rapidly gained popularity in the United States and artists like Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday became household names.

The tuck of this deck speaks jazz through-and-through. It's screen-printed and embossed with gold and silver foil stamping to frame the style it's trying to highlight.

Designed by Michael Mateyko, each card features an Art Deco style illustration that celebrates the spirit of improvisation and musical expression. Custom courts and custom pips all flow with the music that the matching jokers are vibing. The back design of each card is a colored version of the back of the tuck.

The deck consists of 56 cards:

  • 52 playing cards
  • 2 identical jokers
  • 2 ad cards

Where to buy?

Last I checked, you should be able to pick up Tempo at Art of Play. The last price tag I saw for this deck was set at $18.00.

Buy at Art of Play

This deck is created by Art of Play and designed by Michael Mateyko. It's beautifully printed by USPCC on D&D thin crush stock with an air-cushion finish. The deck features custom court cards, custom pips on all cards, and two identical jokers. The tuck case has an embossed, screen-printed foil stamped design, and is secured with a fun-shaped perforated seal.